The members of the K-pop supergroup BTS will start enterprise navy service on the finish of October to meet obligatory enlistment in South Korea. The nation requires that each one able-bodied males serve within the military for 18 months by the point they flip 28 years outdated.
In 2020, South Korea’s parliament handed a invoice to permit popstars who “excel in fashionable tradition and artwork” to defer their service till the age of 30. The band’s oldest member, Jin, turns 30 this 12 months.
The group’s file label Large Hit Music confirmed the information in an announcement on Monday.
“For the reason that creation of BTS over ten years in the past, the band has risen to worldwide success, damaged data, and catapulted Okay-Pop into the worldwide stratosphere,” Large Hit’s assertion reads. “BIGHIT MUSIC has targeted to the milestone second when it will be doable to respect the wants of the nation and for these wholesome younger males to serve with their countrymen, and that’s now.”
South Korea’s protection minister stated again in August that the group will nonetheless be capable to carry out abroad whereas serving within the navy.
In keeping with a report by the Hyundai Analysis Institute in 2018, BTS was bringing in additional than $3.6 billion to the South Korean economic system yearly.