BTS have announced details of their forthcoming album, ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’.
The K-pop band’s seventh studio album is released on April 12, following on from their ‘Love Yourself’ project – ‘LOVE YOURSELF: Answer’ and ‘LOVE YOURSELF: Tear’ – which were released in 2018.
The news comes weeks after the band’s show on June 1 at London’s Wembley Stadium sold out in 90 minutes. They added another date on June 2 following huge demand.
Pre-orders for the new record, which has been described as marking “the beginning of a new chapter”, open tomorrow (March 12).
BTS – comprised of Jimin, V, RM, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga and Jin – performed two shows at London’s O2 Arena last year in support of their sixth album, ‘Love Yourself: Tear’. Reviewing the band’s New York stop-off, NME hailed the concert as “a dazzling and inclusive stadium spectacular”.
The band also made history last year by becoming the first-ever K-pop group to be nominated for a Grammy. Following their appearance at the ceremony, Dolly Parton expressed interest in a collaboration after seeing a video of the group enjoying her performance on the night.