BTS to take 'extended period of rest and relaxation'

BTS to take 'extended period of rest and relaxation'

South Korean performers such as Psy - whose 2012 hit Gangnam Style became the first video to top a billion views on YouTube - have previously broken into Western markets, but none have achieved BTS' sustained success.

"Group BTS will have its first official long-term vacation since its debut", Bit Hit Entertainment said on the band's Twitter account and mobile fan application late Sunday.

"BTS is setting a good precedent for other K-pop groups in that they are taking an official break from their hectic schedule", Ha Jae-keun, a pop culture expert in Seoul, told ABC News.

Big Hit asked the public to show consideration for the members, who will "rest and recharge in their own personal ways". "This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly", the English version of the statement read.

BTS - or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts - have gained a massive global following in recent years, becoming the first K-pop group to top charts in the United States and Britain with a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Paris and London's Wembley Stadium.

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The doco is a glimpse into BTS' world away from the stage, and features a slew of intimate group discussions and performances from their European tour.

Fans wished the band a happy vacation. Some used the hashtags #RestWellBTS and #HappyVacationBTS. "BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have an continue to show them". Representatives of the band did not specify how long of a break they'd be taking.

Most BTS fans sympathized with the band's need to take some rest, but there were also fans wistful about BTS' absence.

On August 9, band member, V, released a new solo single, titled "Winter Bear", and just last month, RM released "Seoul Town Road", a remix of Lil Nas X's chart-topping hit "Old Town Road".

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