BTS members renew contracts under Big Hit Music
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will continue their journeys together as BTS.
All seven members of South Korean supergroup BTS have renewed their contracts with Big Hit Music, their label confirmed in an official statement to Korean media outlet Yonhap News on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
“The board of directors has completed [their decision] on renewing the exclusive contracts of all seven members of Big Hit Music’s artist BTS,” the label said.
This marks the septet’s second contract renewal with the company, as they previously extended their ties with Big Hit Music in October 2018. The first renewal took place “more than one year” before the expiration of their original contracts, per report.
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The renewal signifies that BTS will “continue even after 2025” after the members completed their mandatory military service.
Meanwhile, Big Hit Music’s parent label HYBE said both agencies will “provide all possible support” to ensure BTS’ status in the music scene.
“With the contract renawal, we will be able to participate in full activities of BTS, which we hope to have in 2025. Hybe and Big Hit Music will provide all possible support to further strengthen BTS’s status,” HYBE said, per report.
Jin and J-Hope are currently enlisted in the military, as of this writing. Suga is set to enlist on Sept. 22.
The group is currently on a “pause” from group activities since June 2022, with RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook pursuing their respective solo careers.
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys or Bangtan Sonyeodan, debuted in June 2013 with the album “2 Cool 4 Skool.” The group emerged as one of the biggest music acts to date, with several awards in South Korea, U.S., and other countries under their belt. EDV