Get excited, ARMYs and Popular. A collaboration between BTS and Justin Bieber is in the works, and it could come sooner than we think.
The New York Post Page six reported on Thursday, April 29 that BTS and Bieber are collaborating on a new song. “They are taking their time and will make sure it gets published correctly,” the source said. It’s unclear when the song will be released, but Page Six reports that the song “could be part of a deluxe release by [Bieber’s recently released album] Justice to keep the album on the charts. “The relaunch would be the third edition of the album after Justice’s” Triple Chucks Deluxe “edition in March 2021.
The news of BTS and Bieber’s collaboration comes a week after the K-pop boy band, consisting of members Jin, J-Hope, Suga, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, announced their second full single. in English, “Butter”. The track, which follows 2020’s “Dynamite,” the group’s first fully English single, will be released on May 21. In a press release for the song, BTS’s management company Big Hit Music described “Butter” as a “dance-pop dance floor brimming with BTS’s soft yet charismatic charm.”
Fans shouldn’t be surprised by BTS and Bieber’s alleged collaboration either. In April 2021, Hybe Corporation, which is the parent company of Big Hit Entertainment, purchased Ithaca Holdings from Scooter Braun for $ 1 billion. Ithica’s roster includes artists such as Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and J Balvin. Hybe, which was founded by Big Hit CEO Bang Si-hyuk, also owns the K-pop management companies Belift Lab, Source Music, Pledis Entertainment, and KOZ Entertainment.
In an interview with ME! News In September 2020, Bieber explained why “Dynamite,” which was BTS’s first Grammy nomination and number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, was a hit for the band. “If anyone knows how to make history, it’s BTS. The K-Pop group has been breaking records in the world music industry, “Bieber said. “From celebrating the New Year in Times Square to Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, they performed at Grand Central Station for The Tonight Show and wowed this year’s virtual VMAs.”
Bieber also highlighted BTS’s success on the US charts with Korean-majority songs like “Boy With Luv” and “ON,” and the barriers the band has broken as K-pop artists. After “Dynamite”, BTS had two more number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Savage Love (Laxed Siren Beat)” with Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685, and “Life Goes On”, which was the band’s first. most Korean song to reach number one. “Historically, songs that are not in English have had a difficult time playing on the radio and as a result are rarely at the top of the Billboard charts,” Bieber said.
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