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BTS’ Jimin and Jungkook chill, grill, and seek thrill in 'Are You Sure?!' teaser

Bangtan TV unveiled the teaser trailer of BTS stars Jimin and Jungkook’s new adventure series 'Are You Sure?!'. Produced exclusively for Disney+, the series promises an intimate look at the duo's travels across three diverse locations.  The 1-minute clip features the two indulging in several activities such as riding a boat, cooking, and relishing meals. One can relate when Jimin says, “This is what I call youth.” The two even build their version of a snowman, go kayaking, ride a bike, and dance in the rain. Check out the video below.  Filmed in 2023, before their mandatory military service enlistment, 'Are You Sure?!' is set to premiere on August 8, offering fans a glimpse into the personal journeys of these beloved K-pop idols. The series will span across New York, Jeju Island in South Korea, and Sapporo in Japan, blending urban exploration with serene natural landscapes. Known collectively as ARMY, BTS's fanbase eagerly anticipates behind-the-scenes moments and candid interactions as the pair navigate bustling cities and tranquil getaways. The eight-part series will air new episodes every Thursday, culminating on September 19. It aims to capture the essence of travel, offering viewers a unique perspective on the cultural and scenic beauty of each destination. For BTS, renowned for their global influence and musical prowess, 'Are You Sure?!' represents a new chapter in their journey to connect with fans worldwide. Meanwhile, Jimin is out with his second album MUSE. The album comprises seven tracks - Rebirth (Intro), Slow Dance, Closer Than This, Interlude: Showtime, Be Mine, Smeraldo Garden Marching Band, and Who.  Jungkook, on the other hand, announced a new piece of content titled 'I Am Still'. Without revealing much details it was said that the project would be released in cinemas soon.  Jimin and Jungkook enlisted in the military in November last year. The group has been on a hiatus since June 2022 with the members carrying on individual activities until their reunion, which is expected in 2025.  Formed in 2010, South Korean boyband BTS -- also known as the Bangtan Boys -- also took a break in December 2021, when the group said they needed some downtime to recharge.

22 July,2024 09:34 AM IST | Mumbai
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BTS' Jimin shares military update: 'Now I'm a soldier, I've become careful'

South Korean boy band BTS’ member Jimin, who is out with his second album MUSE shared a letter of gratitude thanking the ARMY for their support. The album comprises seven tracks - Rebirth (Intro), Slow Dance, Closer Than This, Interlude: Showtime, Be Mine, Smeraldo Garden Marching Band, and Who.  The singing sensation who is currently serving in the military shared a note on Weverse that read, “Hello, everyone. I'm Jimin. My second album "MUSE" is finally out! Thank you so much to ARMY for waiting and supporting us. I really wanted to play it for you soon, so I was really happy that it finally came out Haha. Well, I wanted to brag to you and talk a lot about El-Bum, but now I'm a soldier, so I've become careful about SNS. I'm always sorry and thank you for making you wait.” “I'm doing well in the military, so don't worry about anything and I hope you take care of your health. (It's summer, so you have to drink a lot of water!!!!) (Don't turn on the air conditioner or fan too hard at night! You have to be careful of the heat!!) Anyway...Haha, I'll get going now! Thank you for enjoying the song. I'll be back with a better song and performance next time I love you always. I love you. I love you ARMY,” he added.  #JIMIN via Weverse 🥺💜 pic.twitter.com/zTug94WHHl — BTS Charts Daily (@btschartsdailyc) July 21, 2024 Jimin enlisted in the military in November last year. He was accompanied by RM, V, and Jungkook. The group has been on a hiatus since June 2022 with the members carrying on individual activities until their reunion, which is expected in 2025.  Formed in 2010, South Korean boyband BTS -- also known as the Bangtan Boys -- also took a break in December 2021, when the group said they needed some downtime to recharge. Besides that, Jimin and Jungkook are gearing up to showcase their adventures in a brand-new travel reality series titled 'Are You Sure?!'. Produced exclusively for Disney+, the series promises an intimate look at the duo's travels across three diverse locations.  Filmed in 2023, before their mandatory military service enlistment, 'Are You Sure?!' is set to premiere on August 8, offering fans a glimpse into the personal journeys of these beloved K-pop idols. The series will span across New York, Jeju Island in South Korea, and Sapporo in Japan, blending urban exploration with serene natural landscapes. Meanwhile, BTS member Jin, who recently completed his military service, was seen as a torchbearer for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. (With inputs from Agencies)

22 July,2024 08:27 AM IST | Mumbai
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BTS: Jungkook flew 'right away' to Hawaii when Taehyung said THIS

BTS member Kim Taehyung aka V is currently serving his mandatory duty in the South Korean military. He recently shared some pictures from his Hawaii trip before his enlistment. He also shared pictures with his fellow team member Jungkook and shared some interesting information about the trip and Jungkook.  In the pictures shared by Taehyung, he can be seen posing shirtless in some. He also shared pictures of him enjoying his trip with his friends on the beach. There is also a selfie video of Taehyung in the flight on a window seat. He also gave a glimpse of his flight view. He also shared pictures of him enjoying a game on the beach. He is also seen playing with an adorable dog on the beach.  He didn't caption his posts.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by V (@thv)           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by V (@thv) He also shared some pictures on his Instagram stories. In one of the pictures, V can be seen posing with a friend and the two have drawn marks on their face to make it look like they are old people. Taehyung clicked a selfie also featuring Jungkook. The youngest BTS singer made a face wearing a printed shirt, while Taehyung smiled in a white outfit. He captioned the photo in Korean language.  Translating the post, an X user said, "I'd forgotten this about him. 'Jungkook-ah, I'm in Hawaii right now. Come quickly, I miss you'. This guy (laughs) he got on a plane and came right away." Taehyung and Jungkook posed for the camera in another photo. In the picture, Jungkook kept his hand on Taehyung's shoulder as he looked ahead of him. He captioned the post, "So pretty I could die." [thv] instagram story 🐯 id forgotten this about him 'jungkook-ah, im in hawaii right now, come quickly, i miss you' this guy kekekeke he got on a plane and came right away 🐯 so pretty i could die pic.twitter.com/HxDCRfroDd — 윤서⁷ (@btsinthemoment) July 21, 2024 Currently, both Taehyung and Jungkook are serving in the military. Recently, Jin was discharged after he finished his mandatory service. BTS member J-Hope will be discharged from the military in October this year. The rest of the group members including RM, Suga, Jimin, Taehyung, and Jungkook will complete their service in June 2025.   

21 July,2024 03:48 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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BTS Jimin channels retro vibes with killer looks in 'Who' music video

BTS' vocalist, Park Jimin, released the music video for his new song, 'Who.' The song is from his upcoming album, Muse. Fans are loving the video and say it has a nostalgic 90s vibe. About BTS Jimin's 'Who' music video In the music video, we see Jimin showing off his 'smooth like butter' moves under neon-lit shops and streetlights, sporting a look befitting a rockstar. Jimin looks dashing in a black leather jacket and ripped denims. The video has an electronic pop-rock sound that feels nostalgic yet makes you want to get up and groove! Take a look at ARMYs reaction: OH MY GOD JIMIN??? #Jimin_Who pic.twitter.com/lRXROqtrvT — esi⁷ ☁️ (@epiphanq) July 19, 2024 WHEN IT HITS JUST RIGHT#Jimin_Who #Jimin_MUSE pic.twitter.com/8wNvsAq29M — 슙 (@syoogas) July 19, 2024 BLONDE JIMIN IS SUPERIOR IN EVERY WAY PLEASE I CANT BREATHE RN #지민 #Jimin #Jimin_Who #Jimin_MUSE pic.twitter.com/eM2hreD9m2 — LC⁷⚡️ (@BE_Happier_BTS) July 19, 2024 this is cinema #Jimin_Who pic.twitter.com/znPIGQHgK6 — 슙 (@syoogas) July 19, 2024 BTS' Jimin is all set to make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show' South Korean boy band member Jimin is set to return on  'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ to deliver a special performance on his latest song ‘Who’. Jimmy Fallon took to Instagram and shared a special video for the announcement.  The clip begins with Fallon holding a soda can with Jimin’s face on it with his laptop screen showing Jimin surrounded by fireworks. He then walks to the rack with Chim Chim plushies and an LED with ‘Who’ which starts flickering.  The video’s caption revealed that Jimin’s performance will be aired on Monday, July 22, at 11:35/10:35c on NBC.  Formed in 2010, South Korean boyband BTS -- also known as the Bangtan Boys -- also took a break in December 2021, when the group said they needed some downtime to recharge. Besides that, Jimin and Jungkook are gearing up to showcase their adventures in a brand-new travel reality series titled 'Are You Sure?!'. Produced exclusively for Disney+, the series promises an intimate look at the duo's travels across three diverse locations.  Filmed in 2023, before their mandatory military service enlistment, 'Are You Sure?!' is set to premiere on August 8, offering fans a glimpse into the personal journeys of these beloved K-pop idols. 

19 July,2024 09:46 AM IST | Seoul
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K-pop singer Aoora to perform at All India K-Pop Contest 2024

Popular K-pop singer Aoora is all set to perform at the regional round of the All India K-Pop Contest 2024 on July 27 in Bengaluru. He is one of the most renowned South Korean singers. The Korean Cultural Centre India has announced the results of the initial preliminary round of the 'All India K-POP Contest 2024. This is the 14th edition of the event. The initial preliminary round took place from May 17 to June 28, and K-pop fans from all around the country provided an internet video of their performance. The winners of the 11 regional rounds will advance to the semifinals, which will be held in New Delhi on October 19. The grand finale of the 'All India K-POP Contest will take place on November 23 in New Delhi. The Grand Finale winners will get the opportunity to visit Korea, according to a release. The Regional Round kickstarts in Bengaluru on July 27 and the showstopper of this event is K-pop singer Aoora. From Bengaluru, the regional round will be in Kohima (July 28), Kolkata (August 3), Itanagar (August 10), Mumbai (August 10), Chennai (August 11), Hyderabad (August 18), New Delhi (August 18), Ahmedabad (August 25), Bhopal and Lucknow (September 1). More than 300 participants are expected to showcase their talent in the regional rounds that span across India. Talking about Aoora, he was seen on the reality show 'Bigg Boss 17' as a wild card contestant. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

18 July,2024 10:39 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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BTS: Jimin to perform ‘Who’ on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'

South Korean boy band member Jimin is set to return on  'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ to deliver a special performance on his latest song ‘Who’. Jimmy Fallon took to Instagram and shared a special video for the announcement.  The clip begins with Fallon holding a soda can with Jimin’s face on it with his laptop screen showing Jimin surrounded by fireworks. He then walks to the rack with Chim Chim plushies and an LED with ‘Who’ which starts flickering.  The video’s caption revealed that Jimin’s performance will be aired on Monday, July 22, at 11:35/10:35c on NBC.  The BTS ARMY couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with many taking to the comment section.  One user wrote, The fact lately BTS choose and trust Jimmy Fallon as the only host to promote (even in the military) despite in the past being guests in plenty American shows explain how Fallon was the real one who treated them with genuine respect. I love their friendship." “Jimin worked so hard before going to the military,” added another.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by The Tonight Show (@fallontonight) Jimin enlisted in the military in November last year. He was accompanied by RM, V, and Jungkook. The group has been on a hiatus since June 2022 with the members carrying on individual activities until their reunion, which is expected in 2025.  Formed in 2010, South Korean boyband BTS -- also known as the Bangtan Boys -- also took a break in December 2021, when the group said they needed some downtime to recharge. Besides that, Jimin and Jungkook are gearing up to showcase their adventures in a brand-new travel reality series titled 'Are You Sure?!'. Produced exclusively for Disney+, the series promises an intimate look at the duo's travels across three diverse locations.  Filmed in 2023, before their mandatory military service enlistment, 'Are You Sure?!' is set to premiere on August 8, offering fans a glimpse into the personal journeys of these beloved K-pop idols. The series will span across New York, Jeju Island in South Korea, and Sapporo in Japan, blending urban exploration with serene natural landscapes. Meanwhile, BTS member Jin, who recently completed his military service, was seen as a torchbearer for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. (With inputs from Agencies)

18 July,2024 08:08 AM IST | Mumbai
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BTS: Jin scripts history as torchbearer at Paris Olympics 2024 - watch video

Boy band BTS member Jin scripted history as he became the first Korean singer to participate as the torchbearer at the Paris Olympics 2024. The eldest member among the septet kicked off the torch relay at the Louvre Pyramid Museum. BigHit took to X, formerly Twitter, and shared a picture of Jin holding the torch and wearing white athleisure.  While speaking to a media outlet, Jin said, “I am so honored to be able to participate in the torch relay. And to the ARMYs, who made it possible for me to bear the torch, I really want to express my sincere gratitude.”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by taehyung⁷ 🐻 (@taetaebooo) A viral video shows the organizers playing “Super Tuna” before the ceremony could commence. Fans gathered to watch Jin in person cheered the loudest they could for their favourite idol, which led to him bursting into laughter and joining in by clapping his hands in the air.  THEY PLAYED SUPER TUNA FOR SEOKJIN pic.twitter.com/ossxIHsKGw — jin files (@seokjinfile) July 14, 2024 This Paris Olympics 2024 will see South Korea sending approximately 142 athletes to compete in 21 sports such as badminton, taekwondo, archery, and fencing among others.  The torch relay began in April. The Paris Olympics 2024 will start on July 26 and conclude on August 11. Jin was discharged from his military duties last month. He signed up in December 2022 and was out by June 2025. A day after being released, Jin hosted the annual BTS debut anniversary celebration FESTA in Seoul with activities including trying out foods, performances, and dance challenges. He hugged 1000 lucky fans as a part of his meet-and-greet session. It was the biggest highlight of the FESTA celebrations. His other group members comprising Jungkook, V, Jimin, Suga, RM, and J-Hope are currently serving their military duties. During his live session on Weverse, Jin revealed the members’ reaction to him being the first in the group to be enlisted in the military and to get discharged as well. “The guys kept telling me they were so jealous, and the people from the management team who are always around told me they’d never seen such a genuine look of envy in their eyes. They all had that look on their face, they said. So I didn’t brag about it or anything, I just teased them a lot. It was too good seeing them get all worked up about it. I kept it up for around 30 minutes," he said. 

15 July,2024 10:23 AM IST | Mumbai
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BTS: V jokes he’s not a celebrity while buying hotteok at Gangneung market

July 9 was BTS ARMY day, a special occasion for the septet and their loyal fanbase. To mark this day, Bangtan TV dropped three bombs featuring Jungkook, V, and Jimin. Kim Taehyung aka V’s video shows his time in Gangneung where he went incognito in September last year and presented a surprise performance by doing a guerrilla concert where he sane live for 20 seconds.    The video titled, ‘V’s 20-Second Live in Gangneung’ begins with V on the KTX train heading to Gangneung. He shared how long it's been since he took a ride and asked if the pace (slow) was usual. He immersed himself in the scenery while gazing out the window.  V then arrived at a jazz bar and got working for the gig with the production team. He was also nervous about the idea worrying that no one would turn up since he was about to invite people wearing a bear outfit. He encountered difficulty getting people, and said, “We came all the way to Gangneung on a train. My initial was ‘Let’s do it as a surprise so we catch people off guard’, but it ended up with me being the only one surprised by a no-show”. Later, the bar was filled with people, and were surprised to see the BTS singer since everyone had assumed it was a new performer. V performed his iconic songs ‘Slow Dancing’ and ‘Love Me Again’ giving the audience a night to remember.  He then stepped out and explored the Gangneung market to eat hotteok - a local snack in South Korea. When the owner of the stall asks him if he’s a celebrity, V simply replies he’s not and blushes.  Meanwhile, V is currently busy with its mandatory military service. In February this year, he was assigned to the ‘Ssangyong Unit’ of the 2nd Corps. He was reported to be serving under the Special Task Force of the Military Police Corps.  For those unversed, the decision by BTS to enlist in the military helped avert a sticky situation for South Korea's government. Military service is compulsory for all able-bodied males under 30 years old. The current system allows for some exceptions on the grounds of exceptional service to the country. Some top athletes and classical musicians have been excused on this basis, but pop artists have not. V's discharge date is set for June 10, 2025.  

13 July,2024 03:48 PM IST | Mumbai
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BTS: Jungkook announces new project 'I am Still', to release in cinemas soon

BTS member Jungkook has announced a new piece of content titled 'I Am Still'. Without revealing much details it was said that the project will be released in cinemas soon. Titled 'I Am Still', he released a poster of the upcoming project on BTS' official page. The announcement has got ARMY excited for what is to come.  Soon after the announcement,  ARMY began to guess what will entail 'I Am Still'. Fans are hoping that it is the return of the artist’s popular Golden Closet Films comeback. <JUNG KOOK: I AM STILL>Coming Soon to Cinemas!#정국 #JungKook #JUNGKOOK_IAMSTILL pic.twitter.com/EXqP2m4s8h — BTS_official (@bts_bighit) July 11, 2024 Here's how fans reacted to the announcement:  HELLOOOO??! WHATTT? DOCUMENTARY?!! pic.twitter.com/1Sy5SHPeom — moni⁷ 𖠌 (@sevenrchive) July 11, 2024 pls gimme the date right NEOW! all the info! everything! CHAMPAGNE CONFETTI! pic.twitter.com/Z3pmUXrLPN — jungkook admirer₇ (@dreamjeons) July 11, 2024 so is jungkook’s documentary titled ‘i am still’ ??? and we’re gonna watch it on big screens ??? OH MY GOD.pic.twitter.com/STxELQS3M8 — jungkook admirer₇ (@dreamjeons) July 11, 2024 Meanwhile, on BTS ARMY Day on July 9, Bangtan TV dropped three bombs on YouTube. These include videos featuring Jungkook, V, and Jimin. For those unversed, July 9 is a special day among the septet and their devoted followers. The clip of Jungkook shows him unwinding in Qatar ahead of his performance at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in 2022.The youngest BTS member is seen arriving at the airport all sleepy and zooming straight to his hotel where he takes a dip in the pool while also talking about his last-minute change in the dance performance for the grand event.  Clad in black swimming gear, he practices his dance steps while still drenched. He also takes a bunch of photos with a picturesque background. He also sits on a rollercoaster at an amusement park and enjoys the bowling alley.  Jungkook performed the song ‘Dreamers’ on the global stage and was the first K-pop star to do so. Being tapped to perform at the opening ceremony in Qatar, the 'Euphoria' singer debuted the full-English song in front of a packed Albaite Stadium in Alcor.  As per reports, the song shot to the top of iTunes charts in numerous countries all over the world. Just 13 hours after it first dropped, the single had already reached No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs charts in at least 102 different regions, including the world's eight biggest music markets, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada, Australia, Germany and Italy. 

12 July,2024 07:37 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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BTS: Jin jets off to be the torchbearer at Paris Olympics 2024

South Korean boy band BTS member Jin is officially the torchbearer at the Paris Olympics 2024. The ‘worldwide handsome’ was spotted at Incheon airport as he jetted off to France to fulfill his duty. The K-pop idol was all smiles as he was photographed wearing a simple white t-shirt for the travel.  This prestigious event will see South Korea sending approximately 142 athletes to compete in 21 sports such as badminton, taekwondo, archery, and fencing among others. The 31-year-old singer is expected to represent South Korea in the torch relay in hopes of spreading the message of “harmony and peace," according to a statement.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by taehyung⁷ 🐻 (@taetaebooo) Jin will be joined by 11000 torchbearers including astronauts, prominent athletes, Holocaust survivors, and relatives of victims of the Nice terror attack and others. The Paris Olympics 2024 will start on July 26 and conclude on August 11. Jin along with the other torchbearers are scheduled to go across various historic sites of the host country. The specific schedule has not been disclosed. The torch relay began in April. His other group members comprising Jungkook, V, Jimin, Suga, RM, and J-Hope are currently serving their military duties. A day after being released from military duty, Jin hosted the annual BTS debut anniversary celebration FESTA in Seoul with activities including trying out foods, performances, and dance challenges. Jin signed up in December 2022 and was out by June 2025. Upon his discharge, Jin hugged 1000 lucky fans as a part of his meet and greet session. It was the biggest highlight of the FESTA celebrations. During his live session on Weverse, Jin admitted he cried a lot at the discharge ceremony. “I cried twice today. I told my juniors who were with me for 1 year and 4 months, to not cry cause I wouldn’t be able to not cry if they did but they ended up sobbing so there was no way I couldn’t cry,” he confessed. Jin also revealed the members’ reaction to him being the first in the group to be enlisted in the military and to get discharged as well. “The guys kept telling me they were so jealous, and the people from the management team who are always around told me they’d never seen such a genuine look of envy in their eyes. They all had that look on their face, they said. So I didn’t brag about it or anything, I just teased them a lot. It was too good seeing them get all worked up about it. I kept it up for around 30 minutes," he said. 

12 July,2024 07:32 PM IST | Mumbai
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BTS: Jin didn't realize RM was playing 'Dynamite' tune during military discharge

South Korean boy band BTS’ eldest member Jin was the first one to get discharged from mandatory military service last month. The occasion was even more special as it coincided with the group’s 11th debut anniversary. On the day of the discharge, RM, Jungkook, V, Jimin, and J-hope joined their hyung for an intimate celebration outside the premises. In an interview with Weverse magazine, Jin recounted how he noticed RM playing the saxophone but had no idea the tune was ‘Dynamite’.  He said, "I didn’t even realize he (RM) was playing next to me, and I only found out the song being played was Dynamite when I saw the video later. I was an assistant drill sergeant, so I was used to hearing the saxophone in recordings of the army band all the time, like at discharge and enlistment ceremonies. So when I heard music playing, I just assumed it was the same discharge music as always. I was crying, and I had to salute here and there because there were reporters, and I was just so overwhelmed that I had no idea. Then I turned to look and saw Namjoon and was like, 'Huh?' It was the typical Namjoon, but he was wearing something super weird! (laughs) It was like, “What? Anyway, thanks for coming. Alright, Namjoon, let’s go, let’s go.” Jin also revealed the members’ reaction to him being the first in the group to be enlisted in the military and to get discharged as well. The ‘worldwide handsome’ said, “The guys kept telling me they were so jealous, and the people from the management team who are always around told me they’d never seen such a genuine look of envy in their eyes. They all had that look on their face, they said. So I didn’t brag about it or anything, I just teased them a lot. It was too good seeing them get all worked up about it. I kept it up for around 30 minutes." Jin signed up in December 2022 and was out by June 2025. Upon his discharge, Jin hugged 1000 lucky fans as a part of his meet and greet session. It was the biggest highlight of the FESTA celebrations.

12 July,2024 07:32 PM IST | Mumbai
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