BTS, South Korean Pop Group, Announces Hiatus, Promises "Return Someday"

K-pop sensation BTS is going on a break but promises to return

I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don't give you time to mature," RM, the group's leader said

The massively popular performers made the announcement in a video during their "Festa dinner," celebrating the band's ninth anniversary.

I think 90 percent of our fans would root for us no matter what kind of music or direction we choose," V said. "J-Hope told me this before

"I think that change is what we need right now," J-Hope said. "It's important for BTS to start our second chapter."

The group's worldwide recognition grew in 2018 with their albums "Love Yourself: Answer" and "Love Yourself: Tear."

"We don't try to set our standards to define success because if you set those standards, it is very tiring physically and mentally to reach those goals," J-Hope said. "Instead, just trying hard

BTS officially debuted in 2013. The band's members, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, are now nearly 30