According to a leading Investment and Securities analysis’ report on the band’s record label, HYBE, he stated that the BTS members will enlist together around next year. As the 7-member group has already commenced pre-production of content for an album prior to their enlistment, there will roughly be a one-year absence.
The report states that as RM, V, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin and JungKook have already been inducted into the music halls of legends, alongside the likes of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Beyonce and others, this absence in the music space may not affect their popularity ratings.
The report further goes to state that HYBE has enough high-tier artists to push content while BTS completes their military service.
Buzz about BTS’ military enlistment became the talk of the town last year when a bill was passed to revise the Military Service Act to grant an exceptional right to defer military duties of acclaimed pop artists.
If BTS is considered eligible for the deferment, the group’s eldest member Jin will be able to postpone his enlistment until 2022.