K-Pop sensations revealed on Apr. 16 that they’re going to be dropping their third full length album. Love Yourself: Tear. will drop on May 19, the band announced via their Twitter page.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) April 17, 2018
It will be a sequel to 2017’s Love Yourself: Her EP and their first full album since 2016’s Wings. Fans of course absolutely lost it over the news, as the septet’s album is one of the most anticipated releases in all of 2018. According to the band’s official website, members of the BTS Army can pre-order the album staring on April 18.
The pre-orders alone could make it one of the best-selling albums of the years, as when BTS did the pre-order for Love Yourself: Her they had over 1.05 million copies sold before it even dropped! The EP made it all the way to No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and they’ve gained so many more fans worldwide since then.
In 2017 the group really broke big in the U.S. The guys made an adorable appearance Ellen DeGeneres‘ daytime talk show, gave a scorching concert performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and played along with sketches on The Late Late Show with James Corden. They made their big U.S. Awards show debut at the Nov. 2017 AMAs, proving that they had conquered America along with the rest of their worldwide fan base. Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook already thrilled fans when they dropped the album Face Yourself on Apr. 4, which featured Japanese versions of hits including “Go Go” and “Best of Me,” as well as the full version of “Don’t Leave Me.