The first Korean artist to send three albums to the top position on the Billboard 200 chart, and the first Korean artist to top the UK album chart, global superstars BTS will be releasing their latest Japanese single‘Lights / Boy With Luv’ digitally on July 3rd, 2019 (Japan time), followed by the physical products on July 5th, 2019 in the U.S.
The latest Japanese single features a new original song, “Lights,” and the Japanese version of their recent mega hits “Boy With Luv” and “IDOL.”
“Lights” conveys the message of hope that one can connect with the others through sounds and see each other’s lights whenever they close their eyes. The song will also be the first Japan-original song in four years that will be accompanied by a music video.
MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA reached No. 1 in 86 regions immediately after the album’s digital release, topping both the Billboard 200 (dated April 27) and U.K.’s Official Albums Chart 100 (dated April 19). The group gave their first performance on Saturday Night Live on April 13th, 2019 (video above). From the album, “Boy With Luv feat. Halsey” ranked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (dated April 27), the highest record ever by a Korean group, and earned three Guinness certifications as the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-Pop group.
At the 2019 Billboard Music Awards where they performed “Boy With Luv” together with Halsey on May 1st, 2019, BTS won the Top Duo / Group and Top Social Artist.
May 4th, 2019 (local time) saw the start of “BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’” that consists of 16 shows in 8 cities around the globe, including two Wembley Stadium shows in June.
Limited Edition A of the new single comes with a DVD containing the music videos of “Lights” and “IDOL” while the DVD on Limited Edition B features the making of both the music video of “Lights” and jacket photos. Limited Edition C includes a 36-page photo booklet including exclusive photos of the group.
BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’
May 4, 2019 Los Angeles, USA Rose Bowl Stadium
May 5, 2019 Los Angeles, USA Rose Bowl Stadium
May 11, 2019 Chicago, USA Soldier Field
May 12, 2019 Chicago, USA Soldier Field
May 18, 2019 New Jersey, USA Metlife Stadium
May 19, 2019 New Jersey, USA Metlife Stadium
May 25, 2019 Sao Paulo, Brazil Allianz Parque
May 26, 2019 Sao Paulo, Brazil Allianz Parque
Jun 1, 2019 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Jun 2, 2019 London, UK Wembley Stadium
Jun 7, 2019 Paris, France Stade de France
Jun 8, 2019 Paris, France Stade de France
Jul 6, 2019 Osaka, Japan Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Jul 7, 2019 Osaka, Japan Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Jul 13, 2019 Shizuoka, Japan Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
Jul 14, 2019 Shizuoka, Japan Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa