The members of BTS are going solo — but don’t worry, they are not disbanding.
Just days after the release of their anthology album Proof — released as a celebration of the septet’s ninth anniversary — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook shared in a video posted June 14 that they plan to take a break from group activities so they can all have time to work on personal and solo endeavors.
Though the respite will give BTS much-needed time to work on their solo efforts, the group has already given fans a taste of what they are capable of apart from the group. RM, who functions as the leader of the group and member of BTS’ rap line (alongside Suga and J-Hope), was the first to drop solo material. In 2015, he released a self-titled mixtape via SoundCloud that contained a total of 11 tracks, some of which sampled songs by J. Cole, Drake, Run the Jewels and more.
Suga followed shortly after with the arrival of his Agust D mixtape in 2016, while J-Hope followed in 2018 with Hope World. (RM put out a second mixtape, Mono., in late 2018, while Suga put out his second tape, D-2, in May 2020).
And Jin just teased during the group’s Yet to Come concert in Busan that a solo single is coming soon. The announcement came just two days before label BigHit announced that the septet would all be performing mandatory military service in South Korea.
Here are all of BTS’ solo projects and songs — not including covers, solo tracks released through (or featuring members of) BTS, or features on other artists’ songs.