The new album became a global hit soon after its release on April 12, with fans enthusiastically responded to its new message "FIND YOURSELF". It topped various charts worldwide including iTunes chart in many regions and heads for the No. 1 spot on Billboard's weekly albums chart ranking the 200 most popular albums in the United States.
"I was wondering what to talk about this time and I wanted to talk about the power of love that has brought us all this way," the 24-year-old BTS leader said at a showcase event in Seoul on Wednesday. "I wanted to talk about the source of that power, the shade and the future which the power would take us to."
"Boy With Luv" is a song that expresses attention and love toward people as well as joy over small ordinary things, Suga said, adding the group had needed an artist who could express a variety of emotional paths, describing Halsey as the right person.
"We thought Halsey's values and passion to music were similar to ours," Suga said. When the boys have asked her for a collaborated song, she gladly okayed and visited South Korea for filming at a studio complex in a Namyangju, a satellite city northeast of Seoul. "It was surreal to see Halsey in Namyangju City."
BTS showcased its title song through a comeback stage performance on Saturday Night Live, an American TV late night show, on April 13. SNL is a highly desired stage for any artists seeking to up their reputation to a whole new level.
BTS will embark on "LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF", a world stadium tour, in six countries including the United States, Britain and France on May 4. The boys will perform at iconic stadiums including London's Wembley Stadium which has a symbolic meaning in the global music industry. The stadium with a capacity of 90,000 seats and 15,000 standing audience, is well known for concert venues for selected musicians including a 1985 benefit concert by Queen and other popular musicians.
V said he was very excited and nervous about his performance at Wembley Stadium but he assured ARMY, the international fan club of BTS, that members would work hard for the best ever performance.
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