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After a mini virtual tour of the United States, BTS are announcing the release of their second studio album of 2020.
On Nov. 20, the global K-pop sensations will drop BE (Deluxe Edition), which is expected to feature their hit single "Dynamite." Big Hit Entertainment confirmed the news via social media on Sunday.
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) September 27, 2020
A message sent out to fans says the new album "contains the most 'BTS-esque' music yet." It also details the direct involvement of the septet — Jungkook, V, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga — which spans across music, concept, composition, and design. Their Weverse message declares on their behalf, "even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on."
Only a limited number of first-run copies will be available via pre-order beginning Sept. 28.
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Nam-joon, who goes by the moniker RM, hosted a live YouTube chat detailing his exhaustive schedule jam-packed with concert practice and "putting the final touches" on their album. BTS have recently performed on America's Got Talent, NPR's Tiny Desk Home Concert, and are set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 as part of a weeklong special.
And if rabid fans want even more of the South Korean superstars, they'll be performing their BTS: Map of the Soul On:E online concert on Oct. 10 and 11.