BTS Album ‘Proof’ Releases Friday As 48-Title Anthology

K-pop superstars BTS have confirmed that their latest album “Proof” will span over three CDs and consist of 48 tracks. It’s okay on Friday.

The album and the composition of the discs are intended to represent the past, present and future of the nine-year band, agency Big Hit Music said Wednesday (Korean time).

Within the mix are three new songs: “Yet To Come”, “Run BTS” and “For Youth”.

“Proof” will be available from 1pm local time Friday, or midnight EST and 9pm Thursday PST, for US fans on the West Coast of North America. It’s BTS’s first physical album since last year’s CD singles “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” and was teased in April with the tagline “We are Bulletproof.”

The Yonhap news agency reports that the three CDs are broken down as follows: The first, with 19 songs, is largely a collection of hits, including “Danger”, “Fire”, “DNA”, “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey, “Spring” , “Fake Love”, “Dynamite” and “Butter”; the second consists of sub-unit tracks; the final disc is dedicated to Army, the group’s activist fans, and will feature the three new songs and tracks and demo versions of some of the earlier ones. contain the band’s hits.

The band has announced relatively few promotional events thus far and is not planning a press conference for the album’s release. It will introduce its new songs Monday through YouTube channel Bangtan TV and pre-record a segment for Mnet’s program “M Countdown” at the 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 the Big Hit website and the band’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 its debut and is about to open a new chapter in their 10th year as artists, ‘Proof’ is designed to look back on the group’s past activities and reflect on their meaning,” says Big Hit, the group’s agency. Music said in a statement.

The seven-piece BTS has become one of the most successful pop acts of all time and represents a breakthrough for Korean music on the international scene. It has won six American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy nominations. Its members have campaigned against UNICEF violence, addressed the United Nations General Assembly and recently met with US President Joe Biden.

Over the course of their career, BTS have amassed over 66 million subscribers to their official YouTube channel, making them the third most subscribed artist on the platform, earning six music videos to date in the platforms Billion Views Club. .

The video for “Butter” garnered 108.2 million views in its first 24 hours and saw over 3.9 million simultaneous peak views during its premiere. In the past 12 months alone, the band has earned over 14 billion views on the platform worldwide.

Band member J-Hope recently confirmed that he will be performing as a solo act at Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival in July.

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