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Ok-Pop’s BTS marks 12 months of the pandemic with ‘BE’ album, and single ‘Life Goes On’

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© Reuters. Ok-pop boy band BTS members V, Jin and Jung Kook pose for pictures throughout a information convention selling their new album “BE(Deluxe Version)” in Seoul

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By Sangmi Cha

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean megaband BTS launched their newest album “BE” on Friday and can carry out the brand new single “Life Goes On” remotely for the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, the group’s music label stated.

The seven-member boy band is on the forefront of South Korean pop music and has helped construct a world fan base for Ok-pop since their debut in 2013.

This 12 months, BTS notched their first ever Quantity One hit single on the Billboard charts in the US with “Dynamite”, which can be among the many eight tracks on the brand new album.

Group chief and rapper RM stated the group’s subsequent purpose is to be nominated for a Grammy award. Nominations will probably be introduced on Nov. 24.

“We’re nervous, however trying ahead to the nomination,” RM instructed a information convention.

Jin, one of many lead singers, stated the album ‘BE’ mirrored a 12 months that has been each tragic and lucky for the band, describing the success of ‘Dynamite” in the US as “past our expectations”.

SUGA, one other rapper within the band, was unable to attend the press convention as he lately had shoulder surgical procedure.

Administration firm Large Hit Leisure stated it was unsure whether or not the BTS efficiency of “Life Goes On” for the American Music Awards could be dwell or pre-recorded.

BTS will carry out dwell in South Korea on Dec. 31, their first live performance since cancelling a world tour in April because of the pandemic.

The eldest at 27 years, Jin is required to join obligatory army service by the top of subsequent 12 months, and he stated all of the band’s members meant to serve.

Large Hit Leisure’s share worth rose by up as a lot as 7.2% on Friday, earlier than paring beneficial properties to face 3.9% larger than Thursday’s shut on the Seoul inventory market.

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