RM and V, two members of the popular South Korean group BTS, will begin their military service on December 11, something that the two remaining members of the group, Jimin and Jungkook, will do on Tuesday, which means that the entire band can simultaneously fulfill this mandatory benefit of the Asian country.
“I’ve been really happy as a member of BTS for the past ten years,” band leader RM wrote on social network Weverse on Sunday.
The actor, 29 years old and whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, said he was a little scared, although he also considered the experience to be inspiring and educational.
For his part, V, 27, made a broadcast the other day on Weverse where he said that he is excited and sure that he will learn things during his service.
They asked fans not to visit military bases
As usual since BTS members began their military service, the artists and their agency, Big Hit Music, have asked fans not to visit military bases on the day they are recruited.
There will be no official events on the day they enter the military bases, according to Big Hit Music, which advises fans to avoid visiting those places to avoid possible crowds. Three other BTS members have already completed their mandatory services.
Jin, the first to enlist in December 2022, and J-Hope are serving in the military, while Suga is working as a social worker as a substitute benefit apparently for a serious shoulder problem.
Military service is mandatory for all able-bodied men of legal age in South Korea and the shortest service, that of the land army, lasts about 18 months.
Who is BTS?
BTS is a South Korean boy band, consisting of seven members (Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook). The group’s name, BTS, is an abbreviation of the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan, which literally means “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.” The group debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song “No More Dream.” The name of their official fan club is ARMY, an acronym for “Adorable Representative MC for Youth.”
In the beginning, BTS had moderate success, first with the release of their debut single album “2 Cool 4 Skool.”
As of 2015, they began to gain popularity and establish their reputation as a socially conscious group with their releases in the series “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Part 1, Part 2”, and the compilation album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever”, where he also entered the Billboard 200 list for the first time.
“Love Yourself Answer” is the third compilation album by South Korean boy band BTS, which was released on August 24, 2018 by Big Hit Entertainment and is available in four different versions: S, E, L and F .The album has twenty five songs.
In 2016 they released the album “Wings”, which became the band’s first album to sell more than one million copies in South Korea,4 like its reissue You Never Walk Alone.