BTS confirms collaboration with the chief producer of AKB48, Akimoto Yasushi, for their upcoming Japanese album!
On September 13, one Japanese media outlet reported, “AKB48’s chief producer Akimoto Yasushi will be writing the lyrics for the upcoming title track of BTS.”
According to the reports, BTS will release their newest Japanese single album “Bird/FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2” on November 2. Akimoto Yasushi will write the lyrics for the title track of the album, “Bird.”
In fact, the two parties first met through their mutual friend, the chief producer of BigHit Entertainment, Bang Si-Hyuk. Bang had apparently always expressed much interest in the worldview of Akimoto Yasushi and requested for his participation in the upcoming album.
Meanwhile, BTS released their repackaged album “Love Yourself: Tear” on August 24, and is currently on their world tour. Furthermore, the group managed to place their name on top of “Billboard 200” chart for the second time, and entered “Hot 100” chart with their track with Nicki Minaj. Thus, they became the first Korean group to enter Billboard charts with three different albums.
Moreover, the group once again proved their continuous popularity abroad by putting on a perfect show during the recent episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Translated by Dasol Kim
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