There’s a constant question always surrounding musical groups, are they going to keep working together? Who’s going to be the first one to leave? Are they going to disband soon? BTS, even with all their success, are not the exception to the rule.
BTS’ case can be reviewed from many points of view, for example, when it comes to age, the members are between 24 – 29 years old, this supposes a risk. Their oldest member, Jin, who is just about to turn 30, will have to do his obligatory military service soon, the South Korean authorities offered a maximum age of 30 until idols enroll in the military.
From another perspective, all the members still have a contract with HYBE, their record label, for how much longer? What will happen to them after that?
BTS as a boyband is under the representation and management of HYBE, with a signed contract valid until July 2027. After that date, all the members will discuss and announce the renovation or termination of the contract. Of that will depend on if Bangtan continues promoting as a band or if all or some members decide to retire, or if the band continues with less members, others may take the risk of starting a soloist career.
In the 8 years the band has been working together, they have been asked about this many times. One of the most recurrent questions is, at what age do they plan to retire? BTS’ leader, Kim Namjoon, has declared that he sees himself and the rest of the band working together for many more years, even when they become dads.
RM said that he’d love to be a father in the future. Independently from his personal life, the rapper and leader of the group, he stated that, just like the other members, he would love to continue their work together, if their fans still support them.
Jimin, Jin, V, Jungkook, Suga, J-Hope and RM have been working on their soloist careers at the same time as promoting as a group, so there’s a wide variety of rhythms and influences we can appreciate on their albums.