There was excellent news this week for followers of Ok-Pop’s BTS because the South Korean authorities has determined it’s not breaking apart the group.
This week, the Nationwide Meeting in South Korea handed a regulation that enables male Ok-Pop stars to defer their necessary army service as much as age 30 if they’re deemed “important contributors to the elevation of nationwide status.”
The regulation’s passage had specific important for BTS member Kim Seok-jin, aka Jin, who will flip 28 on Friday. Usually, he would then face the beginning of his necessary two years of army service, which previously required all males to enter the ranks by age 28.
Athletes and classical music artists have loved an exemption, however the authorities has been reluctant to develop the attain. That hesitancy has beforehand derailed many a rising Ok-Pop act. When a bunch member exits, lots of the acts historically go on hiatus or disband.
BTS is definitely enhancing the nationwide status. It’s tune “Life Goes On” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 singles chart, the primary time a tune in Korean has completed that. It was the second BTS tune to debut on the prime of the chart, following its first English-language single, “Dynamite.”
BTS can also be the primary South Korean pop music act to be nominated for a Grammy Award. They are going to be vying for the dignity in one of the best pop duo/group class.