BTS members unite to extend HYBE contracts, embracing the future
BTS has officially renewed its contracts with their agency, now known as Hybe Corporation. On September 20th, the seven members of BTS, namely RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, came together to solidify their commitment to the group's future endeavors.
This collective renewal, as confirmed by South Korea's esteemed news agency, Yonhap, marks a significant milestone in the group's journey. Initially, the plan was to have each member sign exclusive contracts individually and sequentially. However, the decision to unify their commitment is a testament to their unwavering bond and shared vision.
Notably, this renewal encompasses all members, even those currently fulfilling mandatory military service duties. Jin and J-Hope are diligently serving as assistant instructors, while SUGA embarked on his military journey in Seoul on the 22nd of September. Leader RM made the renewal announcement public on his Instagram account on the 20th, reinforcing his dedication to BTS's collective goals.
This announcement carries profound implications not only for the group but also for HYBE Corporation. BTS is undeniably HYBE's most valuable intellectual property, and securing their commitment for the future is a substantial triumph. Speculation now abounds that the group will resume full-scale activities as a complete unit in 2025, once all members have completed their military service obligations.
The journey of BTS began under the banner of Big Hit Entertainment, which subsequently evolved into HYBE Corporation. Their initial contract renewal took place in October 2018, but this recent development has ignited a renewed fervor among their passionate fanbase, ARMY. ARMY members are eagerly awaiting what the future holds, anticipating more groundbreaking music and accomplishments from the group that consistently reshapes the music industry's landscape.
Despite members branching out into solo endeavors and fulfilling military service requirements, BTS has kept their fans engaged by continuously releasing new music and exploring their individual artistic paths. Most recently, Jungkook, one of BTS's shining stars, thrilled fans with the revelation of his upcoming solo digital single, "3D," featuring American singer Jack Harlow. This exciting news was unveiled during Jungkook's electrifying performance at the Global Citizen Festival and subsequently confirmed on the global fandom platform, Weverse. To add to the excitement, Jungkook has teased fans with 1D and 2D concept photos and teasers for his eagerly anticipated solo single, "3D."