Is RM next BTS member to drop solo album? J-Hope’s speech at Lollapalooza festival has fans hopeful
There's never a dull day in the BTS fandom and it seems like after J-Hope's stellar performance at the 2022 Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, the fans that were hoping to catch a break will not be getting one after all. BTS has been going at it non-stop this 2020 when they first started off with their 'Permission To Dance on Stage' in Los Angeles, Seoul, and Las Vegas before announcing their comeback album. BTS released 'Proof', their first anthology album after which they announced their group hiatus following nine years of working in the industry.
The news of BTS' hiatus was initially taken sadly by fans but soon after that, it was announced that BTS members were going to make their solo debuts one after the other. Starting with J-Hope who released his solo debut album, 'Jack In The Box', which has topped several charts over the last few weeks, including Billboard and iTunes charts. Now that J-Hope has finally announced that he is ending the promotions of his solo debut album, fans are anticipating a new solo debut from BTS, and leader RM (Kim Namjoon) seems like the best fit.
BTS RM teases his solo debut album after J-Hope
J-Hope attended the Lollapalooza Festival on July 31 and during his ending "ment" (the time when those on stage introduce themselves, speak to fans, and give speeches), the rapper stated that the festival would be marking the end of his 'Jack In The Box' promotions. The BTS member stated he was promoting the album over the last month ever since the release of 'More' his pre-release track. With the end of J-Hope's solo debut, it is only right for another BTS member to release his solo album next. On the same day, RM shared an Instagram story with the caption, "Can we all please stop fighting..."
The image in his story were music notes which means he was mixing new music from his studio. As soon as fans took notice of the photograph, they started manifesting RM's solo debut. In the past week, there had already been some chatter about RM's solo debut when the rapper went on a live stream where he announced to fans that the was going to release an album soon. RM said, "So I'm just turning the live on to say just... Look out for my album. Stay tuned."
🐨: So I'm just turning the live on to say just… Look out for my album~ Stay tune~ pic.twitter.com/SSraF7L6Jt— andrea ♡s bts⁷ (new acc) (@ZER0XBLACK) July 21, 2022
'Joon Solo Album Soon'
Fans have the best reaction to the news of RM making his solo debut after J-Hope as one fan said, "Next album out will be Joon's right? Excited to see every member's solo projects. Hobi set the bar high so...we're in for a treat!" One fan said, "JOON SOLO ALBUM SOON." One more fan joked, "When joon goes to do his solo set im stabbin ppl ur not gonna keep me away from seeing him ur nOT."
Another fan said, "Did he say the course of his album is coming to a grand finale???? that means another member dropping in a few months." A fan responded, "I believe RM said he is the next member." One fan said, "SO DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEXT AFTER JHOPE BEFORE JIMIN ? IT'S NAMJOON ALBUM GUYS. NAMJOON SOLO DEBUT ALBUM IS COMING." A fan said, "NAMJOON SOLO DEBUT SOON."
Next album out will be Joon's right? Excited to see every member's solo projects. Hobi set the bar high so...we're in for a treat!— CK⁷ ᵖʳᵒᵒᶠ Be Impeccably Behaved like BTS (@ChayKat3) August 1, 2022
JOON SOLO ALBUM SOON— nei⁷ 🃏 (@honeyjamnamjoon) August 1, 2022
when joon goes to do his solo set im stabbin ppl ur not gonna keep me away from seeing him ur nOT 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪— ✨🚙🏙 (@obroskii) August 1, 2022
I believe RM said he is the next member 💜— Cat ⁷ 💜🐋🌸🧈 (@Kittycatele) August 1, 2022
SO DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEXT AFTER JHOPE BEFORE JIMIN ? IT'S NAMJOON ALBUM GUYS. NAMJOON SOLO DEBUT ALBUM IS COMING.— 𝓝 ⁷ (@_rkivebaby) August 1, 2022
NAMJOON SOLO DEBUT SOON😭— Nisa⁷⁺⁶ | kinda ia (@marsileajjk) July 21, 2022
Can't wait to see namjoon's solo debut & actor jin— nini🕊 (@qrtynap) July 21, 2022