BTS Gives Credit To Senior Artists For Opening Doors And Discusses Future Goals

On April 17, BTS held a press conference for the release of their new album “Map of the Soul: Persona.”

At the event, BTS was asked about the group forging their own path and whether or not they feel pressure because of this.

Jin responded, “The reason we have been able to forge this path is not because we were suddenly put into this place. We were able to do it because of the senior artists before us who [created an] opening to this path.”

He continued, “It would be a lie to say that we don’t feel pressure. I am feeling a lot of pressure even right now. We are working to let go of the pressure by working hard on our music and performances. Because our fans support us, we are able to work hard while feeling less pressure.”

It was then mentioned that past goals which Suga identified about their placement on Billboard charts, attending the Grammy Awards, and holding a stadium tour have all come true, and they were asked what their next goals are.

Jin commented, “Results and records are important, but I think there is no better result than people achieving happiness due to our music. This album was made to enjoy together with fans. If fans can enjoy and be happy together with us, I think there is no better goal.”

Suga was asked about his opinion, to which he replied, “Thinking far ahead, there is a lot we want to do. However, we have to successfully complete what lies ahead in the near future. I hope we can successfully finish our stadium tour. Before the stadium tour is the Billboard Music Awards, for which we have been nominated in two categories. I do want to say that I wish for us to win both awards, but realistically I am not sure if that will be possible, so I hope we can win one award.”

BTS will start music show promotions for “Boy With Luv” through “M Countdown” on April 17. They are also set to perform with Halsey at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1 and will begin their “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour on May 4.

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