BTS are talented and gifted artists who truly take "teamwork makes the dream work" to the next level. There's really nothing this group can't do when they put their mind to it.
It has been a month since BTS released their latest album, Love Yourself: Tear, which garnered international fame with the title track “Fake Love” scoring first on the Billboard 200 Chart. BTS has acknowledged that they surpassed their goals. Achieving many firsts for a Korean artists on the internal scene, winning multiple awards (home and abroad), selling out tours and more. It seems like everything has happened for the group so fast! They aren’t even in their double digits yet, having celebrated their fifth year, June 13. But we (ARMY) have always known that BTS would reach their dreams. Behind the success are years of hard work, teamwork, commitment, and passion.
“What will they do next?” is the question everyone wants to know, now that they have accomplished so much. Sure, their schedules are filled into next year, but what about after that? Like 2020…2025? I’m dying to not only know how the next album will sound, but what new dreams will they set and check off their list in later years. ARMY likes to joke that Suga, aka Min Yoongi, gives the BTS success forecast, having called their success with Billboard in his track “Agust D.” So, will next be the Grammy’s?
I’m excited to see what the future has in store for the group. We already see that while their teamwork is impeccable, their individual skill-sets are unquestionable, witnessing solo projects that are just as compelling. Just this year we have seen the success and love over J-Hope’s mix-tape, affectionately referred to as “Hixtape,” which showcased his creative and musical talents. In 2016, Min Yoongi, released his mix-tape Agust D that was both equally hard hitting and compelling, as it was vulnerable and relatable. Kim Namjoon has RM with RM2 in the works! Our boys also explore other creative avenues. You can see V’s acting debut in Hwranag and Jungkook’s film-making from his studio “The Golden Closet.” There is also bound to be an explosive outbreak after Jin finishes his graduate studies.
So what's next? Who knows, but here are some cool ideas to mull over.
KIM SEOK JIN aka JIN aka WORLDWIDE HANDSOME
As Jin studied acting, it would be great to see him star in a K-Drama, or even try his hand at directing. I could definitely see him staring in or giving us all second-male lead syndrome. He would also make a good host. Already he has co-hosted different variety shows. Perhaps, he could have his own cooking show too, as we know how much he loves food.
MIN YOONGI aka SUGA aka AGUST D
There are so many creative fields I can see Min Yoongi in. While he sleeps, eats, and breathes music, he also is a photography enthusiast. I’d be curious to see what images he has captured. With the rap game already killed under his belt, along with successfully produced albums and songs, he would certainly have no problem flourishing still as a producer. It would be exciting to see what songs or artists he produces later on.
JUNG HO SEOK aka J-HOPE aka OUR SUNSHINE
Our bubbly ball of sunshine exemplifies commitment and diligence. No one has J-Hope’s rap style that is refreshingly unique. More mix-tapes are sure to come. I also see him choreographing for other artists or maybe being a dance consultant.
KIM NAMJOON aka RM
Our leader is the full package: intelligent, gifted and humble. There’s not a whole lot that he can’t do. Similar to Min Yoongi, it would be interesting to see what artists he produces. RM is also a profound lyricist, so I would also be curious to see how he writes for others. Finally, as a linguist and forward thinker, it would be great to see RM get involved in diplomatic relations and philanthropy, or even publish a written work.
PARK JI MIN aka JIMIN aka MOCHI
Aside from being an awesome vocalist, superb dancer, and artist, Jimin is well-recognized for his compassion. He would make a great mentor for other idols. Some other avenues he could look at pursuing is also of course, releasing his own album (I could definitely see and alternative R&B and Pop style), and opening an art gallery as he is a talented artist.
KIM TAE HYUNG aka V
V may have an eclectic style and numerous areas of interest to consider. I honestly, feel like he could be successful at anything because he is such an extraordinary character. He could take on modeling, photography, fine art curating, and continue acting. From my own personal bias, I would really like to see a soulful album from him.
JEON JUNGKOOK aka KOOKIE aka THE GOLDEN MAKNAE
It is already evident that Kookie can do anything and everything. Sing, dance, act, sports, film… the list can go on. However, recently we have seen Kookie delve more into film work. A clear area of interest, this would be a great path for him to continue growing and excelling in. There are sure to be title works from director Jeon Jungkook in the future.