BTS Member RM to Release His First Ever Solo Album in November
A Korean media outlet confirmed today that BTS member RM will be releasing his first ever solo album this month. The album is currently in the last stages of preparations and will be released on November 25. This was later confirmed by a representative from Big Hit Music saying "It's true that RM is planning to release his solo album. He is currently preparing for it."
This is the first time that the BTS member will be releasing solo music since his 2nd mixtape, Mono, which was released in 2018. RM is the third member after J-Hope and Jin to officially have a solo debut.
Recently, BTS was a talk of the town after it was confirmed that the group's members will be enlisted for military service. Korean music and talent company HYBE has officially announced that the first member to be enlisted is Jin who is the eldest member of the popular 7-member boy group.
Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and Culture Minister Park Go Gyun said in a statement previously that "it is desirable" for the members of BTS to accomplish their military duties to make sure that there is fairness in South Korea's military service.
Under the South Korean law, Korean men are required to perform military service for a period of 18 to 21 months. The law also provides exemptions to Korean athletes, musicians (classical and traditional), and dancers (e.g. ballet) who have won in major competitions that bring pride and prestige to the country. Since this is mandatory, some would have to suspend their professional careers. The exemptions of the service are still a highly sensitive topic until this day.
Back in August, Lee stated if ever BTS would join the military, there are still likely to be allowed to continue practicing and join nonserving members of the K-pop group in overseas group tours.