A few of the members of BTS were seen coming in and out of a polling booth in Seoul for the mayoral elections in South Korea. Dressed in hoodies, sweat pants, caps and face masks, RM, Jimin, Jin and Suga have done their civic duties in the early morning of April 7, 2021.
Photos of the four BTS members were released by a local magazine, which also cited that the boys were seen at a polling station near the affluent district of Hannam-dong, where the BTS members live together. The foursome tried their best to look unrecognizable as they covered up in face masks but they still needed bodyguards to guide them to the voting stations since a minor commotion almost took place. Social distancing is still enforced in South Korea, especially during this public activity.
V, J-Hope and Jungkook, however, were not seen at the polling stations. Reports cited that they will not likely miss outon their chance to exercise their civic duties since they know that the fans are watching and looking up to them. In 2017, BTS also did their civic duties and voted in the presidential elections, along with other K-pop idols.
Meanwhile, the group's recent release "Film Out," is steadily rising the Billboard's weekly charts yet again, with Forbes predicting that it might become the next number one song at the Digital Song Sales chart. Released on April 1, "Film Out" is part of the upcoming Japanese album complication, The Best.
The song debuted fairly strong at number 11 on the iTunes list. Within 24 hours, "Film Out" was the most downloaded song on the platform. According to the analysis, the song could still track upwards on its second weeks for other sales charts, which means that BTS could earn a back-to-back number one track. However, the group is facing stiff competition from Bruno Marks and Anderson Paak, who will release a new version of "Leave The Door Open."
More surprises are in store from BTS for the fans as the group's management, HYBE, has successfully expanded in the United States following the purchase of Big Hit Entertainment. On Friday, BTS joined artists like Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and J Balvin in HYBE's big launch via a promotional video.
BTS leader RM expressed his happiness over the expansion as they are now part of an entertainment family that has so many talented and popular artists. BTS members Suga and J-Hope said that they are grateful for the new opportunities and they look forward to sharing and working together with the other artists.