The South Korean boyband revealed their second record in 2020 — the first, Map of the Soul: 7 was released in February — after a week-long stint on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon where they served up multiple performances, interviews and even played games with the host. Although the boys didn’t tease any new music during their time on the show, they did spill some tea with the album announcement.
Since then, fans of the seven-piece K-pop group — comprised of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — have been analyzing their social media post for any clues as to what they can expect on the album. From the look of it, ARMY thinks they may have uncovered the sub-units on BE. Between the Map of the Soul ON:E concert VCRs and a comment from their May 11 YouTube log, some of fans think the sub-units are comprised of: V and RM; Jin, Suga, and Jimin; and J-Hope and Jungkook. Others have theorized that the BE concept photo holds the answer. In which case, the sub-units would be: Jimin and Jungkook; Suga and J-Hope; Jin, V, and RM.
Just ahead of the album release, Suga updated fans after undergoing shoulder surgery on November 6.
“After the announcement, many people were worried and so I’m sorry and really grateful,” he wrote in a post on Weverse. “Thankfully, the surgery went well. My current state is that I do feel some pain but I’m very relieved. Since I perform as part of my job, I tried to avoid the surgery as much as I could and endured with rehabilitation and shots.”
He continued, “However, I was afraid because it kept getting worse again whenever I’d perform. So after three out of four hospitals said that it would be good to do the surgery considering my condition, I had the surgery … (I really agonized over it a lot..!) I won’t be able to take part in scheduled activities for the time being so I feel sorry toward the members and to ARMY. I think it’s such a shame too … I’ll be away for a bit so that I can recover as soon as possible, but I’ll be back soon. It won’t be that long! Once again, I’m sorry and thank you, ARMY!”
Ever since they were formed in 2012, BTS stole the hearts of millions of people around the world with their catchy songs and gained a pretty massive fan base called ARMY. Throughout their eight years as a band, BTS dropped eight full-length albums and are gearing up to release the ninth.
In honor of this major announcement, J-14 decided to break down all the details on BTS’ upcoming record. Scroll through our gallery for everything you need to know about BE (Deluxe Edition).
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