Hey BTS ARMY, it’s time to do a happy dance!
The K-pop giants have announced when their next album will drop.
BE (Deluxe Edition) Release Date Announced
A follow up to the most recent American release Map of the Soul: 7, the group’s new album is titled BE (Deluxe Edition). It’s slated for release at midnight EST on November 20, according to a tweet from Big Hit Entertainment.
But you won’t have to wait that long to purchase your copy. Pre-orders will begin at 10 pm EST (or 11 am KST).
It sounds like pre-orders are a must for fans, too. The album will be printed in limited quantities for first-run print only.
“The new album imparts a message of healing to the world by declaring, ‘Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on,’” BTS said in an announcement.
“For this album in particular, the septet took a set further and was involved not only in the music making process, but also in the overall production: concept, composition, design, etc.,” the announcement noted.
It goes on to add that the new release “reflects the thoughts, emotions and deepest ruminations of BTS while working on the album. This new project offers an even richer musical spectrum experience as well as the most ‘BTS-ish’ music yet.”
The group has also been sharing moments from the album’s creation on their official YouTube channel, BangtanTV.
BTS Week on The Tonight Show
BTS is currently gearing up for a weeklong takeover of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, too. They will be performing, chatting, doing skits, and playing games every night from September 28 until October 2.
Each night will feature a unique performance, including their chart-topping hit “Dynamite.”
Just a month ago, the video for “Dynamite,” the group’s first-ever English-language track, broke YouTube records by scoring the most views in 24 hours in the platform’s history — it officially topped 100 million in that short time frame.
Snagging the biggest first-day debut within 24 hours isn’t the only milestone BTS reached with the track. “Dynamite” became the group’s career-first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, the track made them the first K-pop act to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row.
As their first English-language single, it sparked a 300 percent increase in the number of people listening to their music for the first time, according to Spotify.
News About the Upcoming BTS Concert
A week after BTS week on The Tonight Show, the K-pop superstars will hold a live streaming concert: MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E. It will be their first concert event since their entire Map of the Soul World Tour was postponed back in April.
Originally, the concert was planned as both an online streaming and offline performance event. The offline performance had limited seating available, in order to abide by the South Korean government’s distancing guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately for fans hoping to attend the offline performance, it won’t be happening. Big Hit Entertainment canceled it due to ongoing concerns surrounding the pandemic. Going forward, the BTS concert will be solely online. It is still scheduled for October 10 and 11.