K-pop superstars BTS have confirmed that their latest album “Proof” will span three CDs and consist of 48 tracks. It will fall on Friday.
The album and the composition of the records are intended to represent the past, present and future of the nine-year-old group, agency Big Hit Music said on Wednesday (Korean time).
The mix contains three new songs: “Yet To Come”, “Run BTS” and “For Youth”.
“Proof” will be available starting at 1 p.m. local time Friday, or midnight EST and 9 p.m. PST Thursday, for American fans on the North American West Coast. It’s BTS’ first physical album since last year’s CD single “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” and was teased in April with the tagline “We’re bulletproof.”
Yonhap News Agency reports that the three CDs break down as follows: the first, with 19 tracks, is largely a collection of hits, including “Danger”, “Fire”, “DNA”, “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey, ‘Spring’, ‘Fake Love’, ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Butter’; second consists of sub-unit tracks; final disc is dedicated to Army, the band’s activist fans and will include all three new tracks and songs and demo versions of some of the band’s past hits.
The group has revealed relatively few promotional events so far and is not planning a press conference for the album release. He will premiere his new songs on Monday via YouTube channel Bangtan TV and pre-record a segment for Mnet’s “M Countdown” show at Jangchung Arena in Seoul. The show will air on June 16.
A 35-second teaser for “Yet to Come”, subtitled “The Most Beautiful Moment”, is already available on Big Hit’s website and on the group’s social media platforms.
Separately, the group announced the #MyBTStory challenge in partnership with YouTube, starting Friday and running through July 9, exclusively on YouTube Shorts.
“As BTS celebrates the ninth anniversary of their debut and are about to open a new chapter in their 10th year as artists, ‘Proof’ was designed to look back on the group’s past activities and ruminate on their meaning. “, said the agency of the group Big Hit. The music said in a statement.
The seven-member BTS has become one of the most successful pop groups of all time and represents a breakthrough for Korean music on the international stage. He has won six American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and two Grammy Award nominations. The members have led a UNICEF anti-violence campaign, addressed the United Nations General Assembly and recently met with US President Joe Biden.
Over the course of their career, BTS has amassed over 66 million subscribers on their official YouTube channel, making them the third most-subscribed artist on the platform and has earned six music videos in the platforms’ Billion Views Club to date. .
The video for “Butter” amassed 108.2 million views in its first 24 hours and had over 3.9 million concurrent views when it premiered. In the past 12 months alone, the group has garnered over 14 billion views globally on the platform.
Band member J-Hope recently confirmed that he will be performing solo at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago in July.