“It appears what they meant is BTS will continue their 'supplementary' group activities (such as on YouTube) while pursuing solo careers,” he said, while not releasing music as a band.
“It would have been more appropriate had the label first issued a statement clearly detailing what it would mean,” Lee said, adding that it was a bad decision to have the band announce the development, which was sure to send fans into a tailspin.
BTS is the first all-South Korean act to reign over Billboard’s US top singles chart, a milestone they achieved with “Dynamite”, the first BTS song sung completely in English.
They're also one of few acts since The Beatles to release four albums that hit number one stateside in less than two years.
The group has twice been nominated for a Grammy but has yet to win.
BTS recently made headlines for visiting the White House to deliver a message to President Joe Biden on the fight against anti-Asian racism.
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