June 26, 2022

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BTS is on hiatus from group activities, J-Hope announces the release of his first solo album

Adapting through the coppamagz page on Wednesday (15/6/2022), based on K-media reports, J-Hope BTS is rumored to be releasing his first solo album in the middle of next month. Although it is not explained in detail regarding the time and detailed concept of the album, this album is not a mixtape, but an official/physical album. With this, J-Hope became the first BTS member to release a solo album.

Meanwhile, J-Hope will be the headliner on ‘Lollapalooza.’ A major music festival held over four days from July 28 to 31 at Granton Park, Chicago, US. J-Hope will appear on the main stage on July 31 in the last order and will perform for about an hour.

Previously, reported via Koreaboo, BTS had announced that they would be taking a hiatus from group activities to focus on their solo careers. This announcement was made directly by BTS members at ‘DINNER FESTA 2022’.

BTS leader RM revealed that after releasing the songs “Butter” and “Permission to Dance,” something changed. He added, “I don’t know what kind of group we are anymore.” In addition, RM also touched on problems in the K-Pop industry.

Suga continued, “Should we talk about why we don’t create a lot of new content? We have to talk about the direction we are taking.”

RM then talked about his struggles in recent years as the leader of the group. He explained, “Until ‘ON’ and ‘Dynamite,’ I felt like I knew what the group BTS was like. But when we did ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance,’ I didn’t really know what kind of group we were anymore.”

The leader then explained that it was very beneficial for the members, and to the point where he was worried that they were losing their way as a group.

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“I think that’s why we’re going through a tough time right now. We are trying to find our identity and it is a tiring and long process.” Jimin said.

After the announcement, BTS made sure to reassure fans that this is not permanent and only temporary, where the members will try something new and find their identity again. All of that to elevate BTS as a group and allow them to find joy in their music again.

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