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A poster showing K-pop group BTS members is displayed at a tourist information center in Seoul on June 15. Global superstars BTS said they are taking time to focus on solo projects, but the company behind the groundbreaking K-pop group said they are not taking a hiatus. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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For BTS fans in South Korea, there's resignation as the band takes a break

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Korean group BTS appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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K-pop sensation BTS is going on a break but promises to return

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Korean band BTS appears at the daily press briefing with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, to discuss Asian inclusion and representation, and addressing anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two separate groups of fans from the Philippines take a photo together before the BTS concert at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Nov. 27. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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V (from left), Suga and Jin of BTS at the launch of the U.N. General Assembly's 76th session on Monday. The popular boy band from South Korea sang (in a video performance viewed online by more than 1 million) and spoke. John Angelillo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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BTS performs at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp hide caption

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Doja Cat and SZA's song "Kiss Me More" has been one of 2021's most inescapable tracks. Jamal Peters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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BTS performs onstage during the KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at in 2019. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2020 Was The Year Of Dancing By Ourselves

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BE is the fifth Korean-language studio album from BTS (seen here performing in 2019). Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Chairman and CEO Bang Si-hyuk, center, photographed Oct. 15, 2020, the day his company, Big Hit Entertainment, debuted on the Korea Exchange in Seoul. To his left, Jiwon Park, Big Hit CEO of HQ & Management; right, Lenzo Yoon Big CEO of Global & Business. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Sherman's new book gives critical consideration to a too-often maligned phenomenon within pop music: the boy band. Alex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & Leventhal hide caption

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

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