BTS’ Jungkook and American R&B singer Usher recently joined forces to create a mesmerizing track titled “Standing Next to You.” The performance video for this collaboration was unveiled on December 15, showcasing the artists’ enchanting dance moves and stylish flair.
The rendition introduces a smoother version of the song with a velvety touch, capturing the essence of Jungkook’s debut solo album, GOLDEN, for which “Standing Next to You” serves as the title track.
Jungkook’s Remix Ventures
Adding to his musical exploration, Jungkook released a 3D remix of Justin Timberlake’s track on November 24. This remix skillfully infuses a 2000s vibe into the original’s old-school sound, giving it a retro charm that resonates with fans.
BTS Members’ Military Enlistment
In December, BTS members RM, Jimin, V, Jin, J-Hope, and SUGA initiated their mandatory military service. RM and V enlisted on December 11, while Jimin and Jungkook followed suit on December 12. The group exhibited unity as RM and V enlisted together, and J-Hope and SUGA joined for Jimin and Jungkook’s military enlistment.
Chart-Topping Nostalgia and Sentiment
Despite the members’ military service commitments, BTS’s influence remains strong. The group’s hit song “Spring Day” claimed the top spot on the iTunes chart in 83 countries from December 12 to December 14. This emotionally resonant track about waiting and missing someone becomes particularly poignant in the current context of RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook’s enlistment. Additionally, the 2018 track “Outro: Tear” by the rap line reached number 1 on iTunes USA on December 13.
BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star
BTS is set to release an insightful documentary, “BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star,” offering fans a glimpse into the group’s transformative journey over the past decade. This eight-part series, premiering on December 20 and available on Disney+, covers the band’s evolution since their debut in 2013 with the album “2 Cool 4 Skool.” As BTS continues to make musical waves and carve their legacy, the documentary promises to be a celebration of their monumental achievements and enduring impact on global music culture.