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BTS to release new album ‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’ in November

Seoul, Sep 28 (efe-epa).- South Korean boy band BTS will release their new album “BE (Deluxe Edition)” on Nov. 20, their record label, Big Hit Entertainment, announced on Monday.

It is the first time that the seven-member band, composed of RM, Jimin, Jin, Suga, V, J-Hope and Jungkook, has been involved in the overall production of the album, including design, concept and composition, the agency said in a statement.

“‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’ reflects the thoughts, emotions and deepest ruminations of BTS while working on the album. This new project offers an even richer musical spectrum experience as well as the most ‘BTS-ish’ music yet,” a statement read.

The band has been sharing the process of making the album – which “imparts a message of healing to the world by declaring, ‘Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on'” – on their official YouTube channel “BANGTANTV.”

“BE (Deluxe Edition),” the band’s fifth studio album, will be available from 4.00 GMT on Nov. 20.

The release comes on the heels of the band’s massive hit English-language single “Dynamite,” which dropped on Aug. 21 and had the biggest global debut on Spotify in 2020.

The song also broke the record for the most-streamed video on YouTube in 24 hours with a staggering 101.1 million views.

The group will appear on late-night US talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for a week-long special that will air between Sep. 28 and Oct. 2, and is also planning two concerts called “BTS Map of the Soul ON:E” that will be broadcast online on Oct. 10 and 11.

Meanwhile, Big Hit Entertainment is preparing for its debut on the South Korea stock exchange in October.

In September, the music label announced that it expected to raise up to 962.6 billion won ($820 million) in its initial public offering, one of the most highly-anticipated offerings in the country.

The company has adopted a major growth strategy over the past two years, launching a second boy band, Tomorrow X Together (also known as TXT), and acquiring fellow K-pop group management companies such as Source Music and Pledis Entertainment, as well as South Korean music-themed video game company Superb. EFE-EPA


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