BTS pose on the red carpet as they attend the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., April 3, 2022

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K-pop boy band BTS will go off on mandatory military service, starting shortly with oldest member Jin, their agency said on Monday.

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Jin, 29, has put off his service for as long as he can and faces the imminent prospect of a full stint

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Since their 2013 debut, BTS have became a worldwide sensation with their upbeat hits and social campaigns aimed at empowering youth.

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"Jin will cancel the request to delay enlistment in late October 2022 and follow the Military Manpower Administration's relevant procedures for enlistment,"

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the seven-member band's management group HYBE (352820.KS) said in a regulatory filing.

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All other members will also serve the mandatory military duty according to their respective plans, it added.

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"Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025

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following their service commitment," HYBE-owned Bighit Music, which manages BTS, said in a separate statement.

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