K-pop super stars BTS went on a long-term break to recharge themselves following the band's Billboard-topping back-to-back album releases, its management agency said Monday.
This vacation will be an opportunity for the members to recharge and also a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s.
BTS' management company, BigHit Entertainment, announced the news on the socials and while they didn't reveal when the beloved boys will return, BigHit Entertainment did use the word "brief".
The seven-member band's global fan base reacted sympathetically after Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement issued at midnight on Sunday that BTS would take their first official break from recording and performing since they formed six years ago. Their latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona, topped the Billboard 200 upon its March release (making BTS the first group since the Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year's time), and their single "Boy With Luv" became the band's highest-charting song.
Big Hit took to Twitter today to let their fanbase, the BTS Army, know all the details and assure them that the band will be back in action soon.
You can read their full statement below.
BTS recently performed at the Lotte Duty Free Family Concert on August 11, marking their final scheduled event before their official vacations.
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"The EP was BTS" fourth Top Ten on the chart after Love Yourself 承 "Her" claimed the #8 spot in 2017 and Love Yourself 轉 "Tear" scored the #6 spot in 2018.
Additionally, the agency asked that fans respect the band's period of rest and relaxation.
"I'm so more than happy that yes finally bts are going to REST they needed this so badly, I'm happy from the bottom of my heart, may they live the way they want and have great memories, I love you bts rest well have a wonderful ME time", one fan commented underneath Big Hit Entertainment's Twitter post.