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BTS Comeback: Does HYBE leak the new album by Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook?

February 18, 2022

After BigHit Music announced the return of BTS to the stage with the BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul concert, does that mean the K-pop group will officially return? Eagle-eyed fans can’t help but think so after believing HYBE may have leaked Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook’s new album.

ARMYs started noticing something different on BTS’ YouTube channel on Thursday, February 17th. A new album appears to be popping up under the group’s profile, titled Forever.

What does that mean? Will BTS release a new album this year?

Koreaboo has noted that the rumored new album even has a track listing that features some of the guys’ hits, like Butter and Euphoria. Given this, many believe the potential new LP will feature the biggest tracks from the global phenomenon.

To stoke the fire, a Google search even turns up Forever as the group’s newest album. So fans can’t help but come up with their own theories.

Of course, they are all excited that BTS will release a new album. However, upon checking the album’s details, they learned that it will be released under the J Records record label and not HYBE or BigHit Music.

The release date was also dated February 15. When fans put all the evidence together, they found out that the YouTube channel could have been hacked or there could be a glitch.

YouTube is in the process of updating its users’ accounts and this may have caused a glitch in the system that caused the leak. The album cover is also used for another design online and was only edited to put BTS’ name on it.

However, YouTube, BigHit Music or HYBE have yet to release a statement to clarify the confusion. What is certain, however, is that BTS will have a concert in March this year that will be seen on the big screen, according to Variety.

Entitled BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing, it will be a live broadcast and will mark the first global cinematic live broadcast of a concert from South Korea. The musical performance will last three hours and will feature some of the guys’ best songs from their entire catalogue.

Concert tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 22 in Americas, Europe and Oceania, and Thursday, February 24 in Asia. Once again, fans will see BTS live on stage as they perform Butter, Dynamite and Permission to Dance.