BTS has officially announced that the new album “BE (Essential Edition)” will be released next month (February 19). Due to the name of the previous album released in November (the Deluxe Edition of BE) many believed that a different version would eventually be released, and now the wait is finally over. In 2020, the group reached some of their greatest achievements such as”Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, as well as a Grammy nomination.
An official announcement was published on “Weverse”, the label’s fan community app, regarding the release of the album:
“During 2020, BTS was able to experience the heartfelt and enduring care and affection of fans and the world, even as we all faced a year of a new normality.”
The message continues: “No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nomination for the 2021 Grammy Awards—at every milestone were the resonance and passion of the fans of BTS for the thoughts, feelings and inner reflections contained in their music. With “BE (Essential Edition)”, we hope to show the deepest of appreciation to all fans who have stood by BTS in the making of history. We hope that BTS together with all fans will continue on their remarkable journey in 2021. We ask for your continued love and interest.”
In a Press Release about the upcoming album, it was mentioned that “Several components of the album will be different from the previous record, and BTS’s surprise gifts for fans will be unveiled one by one before the album’s release on February 19.”
Pre-order begins: 11 AM, January 25 (Mon), 2021 (KST)
Release date: 2 PM, February 19 (Fri), 2021 (KST)