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BTS band members to do military service in South Korea

According to their representatives, members of K-pop group BTS will fulfill their obligation to serve in South Korea’s military.

Big Hit Music stated that it was proud to announce the news and that members of were “honored” to serve their country.

According to Sky News, the band – RM Jin, SUGA and j-hope, Jimins, V, and Jung Kook – will reunite “around 2025” after fulfilling their service obligation, the company stated in a statement.

All able-bodied men aged 18 to 28 in South Korea must serve between 18 and 21 military service months.

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Exemptions are granted for classical and traditional musicians, dancers, and athletes who have won top prizes at competitions that increase the country’s prestige.

South Korea’s parliament passed in 2020 a bill that allowed K-pop stars like BTS to postpone the age limit for national service to 30 years. There have also been ongoing discussions about whether or not the band should be serving.

Big Hit Music stated that they are “moving forward with plans” in order to fulfill their service.

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Jin, a 29-year-old member of the group will be the oldest, and will be the first to begin.

Big Hit stated that Jin, a member of the group, would initiate the process once his solo release schedule is completed at the end October. He will then proceed with the enlistment process of the Korean government.

“Other members plan to complete their military service based upon their individual plans.”

The company and members of BTS look forward to reuniting around 2025, following their service commitment.

This announcement comes after the band performed a free concert in Busan, South Korea, to support the bid for World Expo 2030.

The stars announced in June that they would be taking a break so that they could pursue solo projects.

BTS is an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond The Scene. They were formed in 2010 and are a Grammy-nominated boyband.

They have been the most popular South Korean music group since 2013, when they released their first single.

They met with US President Joe Biden at The White House in May to discuss Asian representation and hate crime and to address their common concerns.

They have won numerous awards and been nominated at various ceremonies, including the Brit Awards in the UK or the Grammys in the US. In 2021 they were also named global recording artist of the Year by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. This is the second consecutive year that the award has been awarded to them.

They were the first Korean band to play Wembley Stadium in 2019, and their first night sold out in just 90 minutes.

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