The time together of the K-pop boy band BTS has increased by two years, thanks to a change in the law of their country, South Korea.
Two members — Jin and Suga — of the seven-member boy band are turning 28 soon which would have meant them going for compulsory military service which all South Korean men have to do once they turn 28, if they haven’t served already.
The new law passed by the country increases the age from 28 to 30 for military service which means that the boy band can remain together as a group for two more years, reported The Guardian.
All the members of the boy band BTS are allowed to defer their service since 2018 after they received the award for global cultural impact. However, they are not exempted from doing military service.
The proposal for the law was made in September. Reportedly, member of the Democratic Party, Jeon Yong-gi had then said that the careers of pop musicians like BTS can blossom in their 20s. He had said, “We cannot let military duty block their way at the height of their careers.”
The boy band recently created history after their song Life Goes On topped the Billboard Hot 100 songs charts, becoming the first predominantly Korean language song to do that.
It has also topped both Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. US charts.
Also Read: BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’ tops worldwide charts
For the first time ever, a K-pop group has been nominated at the Grammys. BTS is nominated with other stars like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
There were speculations if the oldest member of BTS, Jin would leave for military service but with the current decision, he can remain in the band for at least two more years.
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