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BTS to fulfill mandatory military service — Big Hit Music

Following the success of BTS's Busan concert, their agency Big Hit announced that the group would soon fulfill their mandatory military service.

According to Big Hit, this is the perfect time for the global superstars to report for duty now that they are pursuing solo endeavors.

"[Big Hit Music] has focused [on] the milestone moment when it would be possible to respect the needs of the country and for these healthy young men to serve with their countrymen, and that's now," the agency said.

Big Hit said oldest member Jin would be the first serve in uniform.

"Group member Jin will initiate the process as soon as his schedule for his solo release is concluded at the end of October. He will then follow the enlistment procedure of the Korean government," the agency said.

"Other members of the group plan to carry out their military service based on their own individual plans."

Meanwhile, BTS members and Big Hit are "looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment."

According to Big Hit, BTS' "Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)" is a symbolic track for the band's future.

"There's much more yet to come in the years ahead from BTS," the management said.

"As part of the HYBE family, we support and encourage our artists and are beyond proud that they will each now have time to explore their unique interests and do their duty by being of service to the country they call home," the agency concluded.

The BTS' Busan concert, dubbed "BTS Yet to Come in Busan," which happened last Saturday, promoted the South Korean city's bid for World Expo 2030.

—Hermes Joy Tunac/MGP, GMA News

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