One Direction, BTS and more

Sometimes groups just need a break!

BTS announced in December 2021 that they were planning to take their first hiatus since 2019. In the statement, which was shared via Twitter, the group – composed of members Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and RM – had planned to take an “extended rest period” after the end of their previously scheduled events.

“This rest period will offer BTS members who have invested themselves tirelessly in their activities, a chance to recharge their batteries and recharge their batteries with creative energy. It will also be the first time for them since their debut to spend the end of year holidays with their families, ”said the statement shared through their management group, Big Hit Music. “We again ask you to please be considerate of their need to enjoy an ordinary and free daily life while focusing only on themselves, even for a short time, during their period of rest. “

They made it clear that this was not the end for the K-pop group by revealing that BTS “is focused on preparing for the gig and releasing the new album which will mark the start of a” new chapter. ” certainly more to come from “Dynamite” musicians.

As fans know, this isn’t the only group to have announced an extended hiatus over the years. Perhaps the best-known break is One Direction, which was announced in August 2015 – months later. Zayn Malik left the group. At the end of this year, the group – who still have plans to reunite in the future – made their last televised performance before embarking on a successful solo career. While they didn’t reunite as fans hoped for the group’s 10th anniversary in July 2020, members Louis tomlinson, Niall horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne shared heartfelt tributes on their 1D time on social media.

“It was nice to catch up on the 10th anniversary, I hope we have a lot more coming from us,” Liam told CapitalFM in December 2020. “I think we have a lot more to come and that is hard to sing these songs on my own. Some of them are really hard, there was a reason there were sometimes 4/5 people to pass. I really miss them and hope we will make up for it.

While chatting with fans on Instagram Live from June 2021, Liam also sparked reconciliation rumors after revealing he spoke with Harry.

“I spoke to him and it was really a really nice catch up actually, and I have a lot of love for this man. He’s awesome, he’s really, really awesome, ”the singer shared, noting that he“ missed ”his former bandmates. “I think we’ve all felt this at different times, me and the boys. … [I’d] love for us to walk into a room at some point. I think that would be the best thing.

Scroll through our gallery to see which bands have announced extended breaks over the years.

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