Variety’s countdown to its BTS cover continues with a video sneak peek of the photoshoot. Here’s a taste of what’s in store with bandmates J-Hope (real name: Jung Ho-seok), Jimin (Park Ji-min), Jin (Kim Seok-jin), Jungkook (Jeon Jung-kook), RM (Kim Nam-joon), Suga (Min Yoon-gi) and V (Kim Tae-hyung).
Variety previously released a few tidbits from our interview with the group ahead of unveiling the annual Grammy preview issue.
In December of 2019, BTS was awarded group of the year at Variety’s Hitmakers awards brunch. There, they announced that more music was on the way. “I hope you guys are so excited to discover what BTS has in store in 2020,” RM revealed in their acceptance speech.
Almost a year later, the record-breaking group continues to raise the bar. Their “Dynamite” music video set an all-time high on youtube for views in the first 24 hours of release, the group won the Guinness World Record for most viewed online concert, and they’ve just kicked off a week-long residency at “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon (to name a few game-changing events for BTS).
On the week of their “Dynamite” success, the group’s first English track has dominated the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. That distinction makes them the first group to lead the Hot 100, Global 200 and Global 200 Excl. U.S. simultaneously.
The BTS cover story will publish online on Sept. 30 at 6 a.m. PST.