With a career spanning eight years, BTS is currently under HYBE LABELS. Becoming one of the most essential boy bands in the K-Pop world is no easy challenge. But in a few years, they will end their current contract, which is what they have to say about their retirement. The group has broken the infamous seven-year curse, the period idol groups usually take before renewing or not renewing their contracts. With a career filled with records, millions of sales, GRAMMY nominations, and notable recognitions, BTS can continue in the future.
The members initially signed their first contract during their debut with BTS ended. ARMYs supported whatever decision they made, and BTS continued its contract with HYBE Labels.
Often South Korean artists negotiate promotions and better opportunities for their group or solo career.
BTS signed a second contract with Big Hit (now HYBE). The first one expired in 2018, but they decided to renew it for another seven years. Bangtan Boys' contract will expire on June 13, 2027, starting in 2019, and 2 years have passed. The remaining five years can determine their future career because apart from stopping their activities if they go to military service.
BTS members may or may not renew their contracts again in 2027. It depends on the life plans of the idols because, at that time, they are already over 30 years old, but ARMY will continue to support them until the end.
RM alludes to the end of BTS's 2026 contract.
They are still working as musicians in their musical retirement and can continue for many more years. But Kim Namjoon, the group leader, assured us that they will no longer be BTS but BTS's Dad or BTS's Grandpa in the future.
This was said by Kim Namjoon, or RM BTS, at one of the events where it was possible to talk about BTS' future plans. He said that eventually, BTS would become fathers and grandfathers, something that made ARMYs cry.
The BTS leader made ARMYs imagine a future where BTS will eventually leave music and start their personal lives. Some ARMYs who heard the words of RM BTS admitted that they were not ready, but it is a fact that one day will happen.
HYBE's Role to BTS During Contract
HYBE's producer, Bang Si Hyuk, has accompanied BTS from its debut in 2013 to its current heyday, receiving numerous global awards.
BTS also revealed that HYBE has helped shape their perspective on the world and music. "With HYBE's support, we will continue to strive to give our best to fans worldwide," said the BTS members.
BTS revealed that its philosophy is that it must serve the best of artists even before achieving global success.
Whether they will disband in 2026 is uncertain because 2026 is the end of their contract with HYBE. There are two possibilities: they will stop their career as BTS under HYBE and continue their respective professions or extend the contract. In 2026 the BTS members will be over 30 years old, except for Jungkook as the youngest BTS member because he was born in 1997 and will be 29 years old.