The streaming service announced Thursday (May 26) that BTS will launch their new show BTS Radio: Past & Present on Apple Music 1. The three-episode limited series will air weekly, leading up to the release of the band’s new anthology album Proof, which arrives on June 10. The inaugural episode will air May 28 at 6 a.m. PDT.
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The Grammy Award-nominated band will take listeners on their quest to stardom while sharing stories and songs that helped shaped them. The group is known for hit songs such as “Dynamite” and “Butter.”
“We wanted to use this radio show to celebrate nine years of BTS with you guys and with our ARMY all over the world,” said RM of the seven-member boy band — which also includes J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jin and Jimin.
“Every episode is dedicated to you,” RM continues. “And we wanted to share the BTS songs that help tell our story.”
In the first episode, BTS explains the beginning of the group with songs that inspired their sound and style. The second episode — which airs June 3 — has the band pick some of the BTS ARMY’s favorite songs. BTS shows how the group ultimately achieved fame as global music sensations in the final episode on June 10.
The new anthology follows the 2020 full length album Be, which marked BTS’ fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Be was also the second chart-topper of 2020 for the pop group, following Map of the Soul: 7, which debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated March 7.