The group BTS is to make comeback with the release of their new album 'MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA' on 12 April.
On 12 March, Big Hit Entertainment announced via the official internet fan cafe for BTS that "BTS is to release ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA’ on 12 April." This comeback takes place 8 months after their ‘LOVE YOURSELF: Answer’ released in August last year.
'MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA' is a new story following ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ which the BTS has presented for 2 years and half.
The BTS, with their ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ series albums last year, has topped the ‘Billboard 200’ which is the American Billboard main album chart for two consecutive albums, for the first time as a Korean singer. Also, with their title song ‘FAKE LOVE’ from ‘LOVE YOURSELF: Tear' they were ranked in top 10 of 'Hot 100' for the first time as a Korean group.
The BTS, through their 'LOVE YOURSELF' tour, performed for the first time as a Korean singer in the New York Citi Field stadium. From the upcoming 4 May, they will hold 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' tour in 8 locations including Sao Paulo in Brazil, London in the UK, Paris in France as well as Osaka and Shizuoka in Japan, after going through Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey in the USA.