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Be (stylized as BE) is the first self-directed and seventh mini-album by BTS. It was released on November 20, 2020, at 2PM KST.


The album debuted at #1 on Billboard 200, becoming BTS's fifth #1 on that chart.[1]

This album was the second best-selling album of 2020 in South Korea.[2] This album is currently the fifth best best-selling album in South Korea of all time.[3]

As of 2021, the album has sold more than two and half million copies.[2]

Editions

  • Deluxe Edition [CD+Photobook+Making Book+Lyric Poster+8 Photocards+Polaroid Photocard+Photo Frame+7 Postcards]
  • Essential Edition [CD+Photobook+7 Photocards+Random Photocard+Poster] (February 19, 2021)

Background

On April 2020, RM revealed that the group was already preparing for their next album [4] and Suga shared that the members had decided who would be in charge of what part of the process.[5] On May 2020, Jimin revealed that he had taken on the role of music project manager;[6] meanwhile, V had taken the role of the visual project manager.[7] Later, Jin shared that he would be working on the album design along with Suga.[8] On July 27, 2020, BTS revealed via VLIVE they would be releasing a new English single on August 21.[9] On August 2, 2020, Big Hit Entertainment revealed the new BTS single would be called "Dynamite".[10] On August 21, 2020, RM explained that "Dynamite" is an exciting and lighthearted song that they had always wanted to try. He added, "While producing songs, we had the thought that it would be nice to give energy to the fans soon, so we decided to shockingly release the "Dynamite" as a single before our new album (BE) in the second half of the year."[11] Later on August 2020, the members share ideas for the title track music video as the theme of the new song being: Life goes on. Jungkook will record the members with a G.C.F style in a place like In the SOOP having fun and in contrast, staying in home (the members will record Jungkook's scenes), also the staff will record them performing without an audience in their upcoming online concert Map of the Soul ON:E as part of the music video.[12][13] On September 28, 2020 at midnight KST, BTS announced via Twitter and Weverse that their new album would be titled "BE" and be released on November 20 at midnight EST (2 PM KST). According to the Weverse notice, "BE" will be released in a deluxe edition format and contains "the most 'BTS-esque' music yet" that imparts the message of "even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on."[14]

On October 19, 2020 Big Hit Entertainment release a group concept photo for the album.[15] From October 27 to October 29 BTS released letters of the members to ARMY on official Twitter and Weverse pages, inviting ARMY reply to BTS members with the hashtag #TO_BTS on Twitter.[16][17][18] At the same time, in Japan were placed billboards with QR codes promoting the album. The QR codes leads to different letters of the members written in Japanese. On October 30, Big Hit Entertainment revealed "Life Goes On" as title track for the album.[19] On October 31, Big Hit Entertainment revealed two concept clips, Reflection version and Mirror version.[20][21] From November 1 to November 7, Big Hit Entertainment revealed V, Jimin, RM, Jungkook, Jin, Suga and J-Hope concept photos along with a explicative audio by themselves.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28] On November 8, Big Hit Entertainment revealed a concept clip of Room version.[29] On November 10, Big Hit Entertainment revealed the tracklist.[30] On November 13, Big Hit Entertainment revealed "Life Goes On" credits.[31] On November 17, Big Hit Entertainment revealed the first teaser for "Life Goes On" music video.[32]

Promotion

On November 6, 2020, Big Hit Entertainment shared that Suga previously underwent surgery to repair his torn shoulder labrum on November 3, 2020. He decided to receive surgery in preparation for his mandatory military service as well as his career afterwards, and the decision was made after extensive discussion with the agency. As a result of the surgery, Suga would be unable to participate in some activities, which may include promotions for this album.[33]

Tracklist

BE-Tracklist.jpg
  1. Life Goes On Title
  2. 내 방을 여행하는 법 (Fly To My Room) (song by Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V)
  3. Blue & Grey
  4. Skit
  5. 잠시 (Telepathy)
  6. (Dis-ease)
  7. Stay (song by RM, Jin and Jungkook)
  8. Dynamite

Audio

Personnel

Personnel adapted from progress updates videos and the lyric poster of the physical album.

Music and lyrics

  • BTS – primary vocals
    • J-Hope – rap, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 1–4, 6), rap arrangement (tracks 2–3, 5–6), recording engineer (tracks 2–3, 5–6)
    • Jimin – rap, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 4, 6), background vocals (track 2), music project manager
    • Jin – vocals, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 4, 7)
    • Jungkook – vocals, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 4–5, 7), background vocals (tracks 1, 5–7), vocal arrangement (track 1), rap arrangement (track 1)
    • RM – rap, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 1–7), background vocals (track 7), rap arrangement (tracks 1, 3, 5–7), recording engineer (tracks 1, 3, 5–7)
    • Suga – rap, production (track 4), songwriting (tracks 1–6), rap arrangement (tracks 2–3, 5–6), recording engineer (tracks 2–3, 5–6)
    • V – vocals, production (tracks 3–4), songwriting (tracks 3–4), background vocals (track 2)
  • Others
    • Adora – background vocals (track 5)
    • Antonina Armato – songwriting (track 1)
    • Arston – production (track 7), songwriting (track 7), keyboard (track 7), percussion (track 7)
    • Bob Horn – mix engineer (track 2)
    • Brasstracks – production (track 6)
    • Chris James – songwriting (track 1)
    • Conor Rayne – additional drums (track 6)
    • Cosmo Liney – bass (track 2)
    • Cosmo's Midnight – production (track 2), songwriting (track 2)
    • David Stewart – production (track 8), songwriting (track 8), drums (track 8), percussion (track 8), bass guitar (track 8), synth bass (track 8), synthesizer (track 8), pads (track 8), piano (track 8), electric guitars (track 8), programmed horns (track 8), programmed strings (track 8), background vocals (track 8)
    • DJ Friz – scratch (track 6)
    • Duane Benjamin – vocal orchestrator (track 2)
    • El Capitxn – production (track 5), songwriting (track 5), keyboard (track 5), gang vocal (track 5)
    • Erik Reichers – recording engineer (track 2)
    • FRANTS – gang vocal (track 5)
    • GHSTLOOP – co-production (track 6), songwriting (track 6), keyboard (track 6), synthesizer (track 6), programming (track 6), additional drums (track 6), gang vocal (track 5), digital editing (track 2, 6)
    • Hiss Noise – production (tracks 3, 5), songwriting (tracks 3, 5), drums (track 3), synthesizer (tracks 5), gang vocal (track 5), recording engineer (track 5), digital editing (tracks 3, 7)
    • Ivan Jackson Rosenberg – songwriting (track 6), keyboard (track 6), guitar (track 6), bass (track 6), programming (track 6)
    • James F. Reynolds – mix engineer (track 7)
    • James Keys – background vocals (track 2)
    • Jenna Andrews – vocal production (track 8)
    • Jessica Agombar – songwriting (track 8)
    • Ji Soo Park – production (track 3), songwriting (track 3), guitar (track 3), piano (track 3), string/clarinet (track 3), drums (track 3),
    • Joe Femi Griffith – songwriting (track 2), background vocals (track 2)
    • John McEwan – gang vocal (track 7)
    • Johnny Thurkell – live horns (track 8)
    • Josh Gudwin – mix engineer (track 1)
    • Juan "Saucy" Peña – vocal engineer (track 8)
    • Jung Woo-young – gang vocal (track 5)
    • Kevin Lewis – mix engineer (track 6)
    • Lee Yeon-su – recording engineer (track 2)
    • Levi – production (track 3), songwriting (track 3)
    • Marie Ortinau – gang vocal (track 7)
    • Matt Thomson (ARCADES) – gang vocal (track 7)
    • Max Lynedoch Graham (ARCADES) – gang vocal (track 7)
    • Metaphor – songwriting (track 3)
    • Nobody – Bass (track 5)
    • Patrick Liney – keyboard (track 2)
    • Pdogg – production (track 1), additional production (track 6), songwriting (tracks 1, 6), keyboard (tracks 1, 6), synthesizer (tracks 1, 6), programming (track 6), vocal arrangement (tracks 1–3, 5–7), rap arrangement (track 1), recording engineer (tracks 1–8), digital editing (tracks 1, 5), mix engineer (track 4)
    • Randy Runyon – songwriting (track 6), guitar (track 6)
    • Revin – digital editing (track 5)
    • Ruuth – songwriting (track 1), background vocals (track 1)
    • Serban Ghenea – mix engineer (track 8)
    • Son Yoo-jeong – recording engineer (track 5)
    • Stewart Brock – gang vocal (track 7)
    • Summergal – gang vocal (track 5), digital editing (tracks 2, 6–7)
    • Slow Rabbit – gang vocal (track 5)
    • The Singingforbonez Singers (Kenna Ramsey, Meloney Collins, Dedrick Bonner, Loren Smith – choir (track 2)
    • Yang Ga – mix engineer (track 3, 5)
    • YOUNG – guitar (track 5)

Artwork and packaging

  • BTS – concept photos curators
    • J-Hope – product coordination
    • Jimin
    • Jin – product coordination
    • Jungkook – product coordination
    • RM – album design
    • Suga – product coordination
    • V – visual project manager

Life Goes On's music video

    • Ahn Jong Hun – artist management
    • An Da Sol – artist management
    • Bona Kim (MU:E) – art director
    • Cha Yeon Hwa – visual creative
    • Choi Doo Soo (DS LIGHT) – gaffer
    • Eunki Kim – 2nd AC
    • Hyunwoo Nam (GDW) – director of photography
    • ilho Heo (MU:E) – art-team manager
    • Jihye Yoon (Lumpens) – assistant director
    • Jinsil Park (MU:E) – art director
    • Jung Yu Jin – lighting crew
    • Kim Dae Young – artist management
    • Kim Ga Eun – visual creative
    • Kim Jun O – lighting crew
    • Kim Shin Gyu – artist management
    • Kim Su Bin – artist management
    • Kim Sung Wook – lighting crew
    • Kyuwon Seo – 3rd AC
    • Lee Hyeon Ki – artist management
    • Lee Hyunsu – lighting crew
    • Lee Jung Min – artist management
    • Lee Seong Min – lighting crew
    • Lee Seung Byeong – artist management
    • Lee Sun Kyoung – visual creative
    • Minjung Kim (MU:E) – assistant art team
    • Nu Kim – visual creative
    • Park Jun Tae – artist management
    • Sabinne Cheon – visual creative
    • Sangwoo Yun – focus puller
    • Yeri Kang (MU:E) – assistant art team
    • Yong Seok Choi (Lumpens) – assistant director
    • Yun Tae Woong – artist management


Videos

Records

Trivia

Gallery

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References

  1. BTS Earns Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Be'
  2. 2.0 2.1 2020년 Album Chart
  3. Wikipedia: List of best-selling albums in South Korea
  4. RM Reveals BTS Has Begun Working On Their Next Album
  5. BTS’ Suga Talks About Working On Their New Album; Says Fans Will Get To See Planning Process In Upcoming Video
  6. BTS’s Jimin Talks About The Group’s Upcoming Album Process As Music Project Manager
  7. BTS’s V, RM, And J-Hope Share Ideas For Upcoming Album Jacket And Concept
  8. 200525 JIN (+ENG) (8:54)
  9. BTS Reveals ‘Dynamite’ Is the Title of Their New Single and Fans Already Know It Will Be a Summer Anthem
  10. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (August 2, 2020)
  11. BTS Talks About Giving Strength With “Dynamite” + Touches On Production Process For Upcoming Album
  12. 2008** BTS (+ENG)
  13. 2008** V & Jung Kook (+ENG)
  14. BTS Announces Title And Release Date Of New Album
  15. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (October 19, 2020)
  16. BTS Official's Tweet (October 27, 2020)
  17. BTS Official's Tweet (October 28, 2020)
  18. BTS Official's Tweet (October 29, 2020)
  19. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (October 30, 2020)
  20. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (October 31, 2020) 1
  21. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (October 31, 2020) 2
  22. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 1, 2020)
  23. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 2, 2020)
  24. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 3, 2020)
  25. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 4, 2020)
  26. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 5, 2020)
  27. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 6, 2020)
  28. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 7, 2020)
  29. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 8, 2020)
  30. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 10, 2020)
  31. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 13, 2020)
  32. Big Hit Entertainment's Tweet (November 17, 2020)
  33. BTS’ Suga Undergoes Surgery For His Shoulder + To Take Break From Most Activities


BTS
RM | Jin | Suga | J-Hope | Jimin | V | Jungkook
Discography
Korean
Studio albums Dark & Wild | Wings (You Never Walk Alone) | Love Yourself: Tear | Map of the Soul: 7
Mini albums O!RUL8,2? | Skool Luv Affair (Skool Luv Affair Special Addition) | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 | Love Yourself: Her | Map of the Soul: Persona | BE
Compilation albums The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever | Love Yourself: Answer
Single album 2 Cool 4 Skool
Soundtrack album BTS World: Original Soundtrack
Digital singles Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh) | Come Back Home | FAKE LOVE (Rocking Vibe Mix) | Dream Glow | A Brand New Day | All Night | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix) | Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (Acoustic Remix)
Mixtapes Agust D | Hope World | Mono | D-2
Collaborations Ashes | Love U Hate U | Bad Girl | Because I'm a Foolish Woman | Song To Make You Smile
Other releases Unofficial songs
Japanese
Studio albums Wake Up | Youth | Face Yourself | Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~
Compilation albums 2 Cool 4 Skool / O!RUL8,2? | The Best of BTS -Korea Edition- | The Best of BTS -Japan Edition- | BTS, THE BEST
Singles No More Dream | Boy In Luv | Danger | For You | I Need U | Run | Blood Sweat & Tears | MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow | FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2 | Lights/Boy With Luv
Digital singles Stay Gold | Film out
Other releases Unofficial songs
Chinese
Digital singles Boy In Luv
English
Digital singles MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Feat. Desiigner) | Waste It On Me | Waste It On Me (Slushii Remix) | Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix) | Waste It On Me (W&W Remix) | Waste It On Me (Steve Aoki The Bold Tender Sneeze Remix) | Dynamite | Butter | Permission to Dance | Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
Collaborations Who (feat. BTS)
Single album Butter
Other releases Unofficial songs
Videography
Films Burn The Stage: The Movie | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul | Bring The Soul: The Movie | Break The Silence: The Movie
Television Rookie King: Channel Bangtan | BTS China Job | BTS American Hustle Life | BTS GO! | Problematic Men | BTS Comeback Show | BTS Countdown | BTS Variety Chronicles | In the SOOP BTS ver. | Let's BTS | Flower Crew
Web series BTS: Lucky Draw | Run BTS! | BTS Gayo | BTS: Bon Voyage | BT21 Universe | BTS: Burn The Stage | Bring The Soul: Docu-Series | Learn Korean with BTS | Break The Silence: Docu-Series | In the SOOP BTS ver.
Drama series Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth | Hello? Mr.Bangtan
DVDs and Blu-rays BTS Now | BTS Season's Greetings | BTS Memories | BTS Summer Package | BTS Winter Package
Others Bangtan Log | BTS Episode | Bangtan Bomb | BTS Live | Eat Jin | Hope On The Street | Hwagae Market | G.C.F | BigHit Episode | RM no Hangul Hangul | BTS Vacation Log
Events
Concerts BTS Live Trilogy Episode I: BTS Begins (2015) | HAPPY BTS DAY PARTY (2016) | BTS HOME PARTY (2017) | BTS PROM PARTY -RE;VIEW & PRE;VIEW- (2018) | Bang Bang Con The Live (2020) | Map of the Soul ON:E (2020)
Tours BTS Live Trilogy Episode II: The Red Bullet (2014) | BTS's First Japan Tour-Wake Up: Open Your Eyes (2015) | BTS Live The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage (2015–2016) | BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour (2017) | BTS World Tour: Love Yourself (2018–2019) | BTS Map of the Soul Tour (2020)
Musters BTS 1st Fan Meeting: Muster (2014) | BTS 2nd Muster: ZIP CODE : 22920 (2016) | BTS 3rd Muster: ARMY.ZIP + (2016) | BTS 4th Muster: Happy Ever After (2018) | BTS 5th Muster: Magic Shop (2019) | BTS 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO (2021)
Fanmeetings BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.1 (2014) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.2 -Undercover Mission- (2015) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.3 ~Reaching You~ (2016) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.4 ~Happy Ever After~ (2018) | BTS Japan Official Fanmeeting Vol.5: Magic Shop (2019)
Showcases
Exhibitions Butterfly Dream: BTS Open Media Exhibition | BTS Exhibition: 24/7=Serendipity (Five, Always) | CONNECT, BTS
Others Bang Bang Con
Others
Bibliography Mini books: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: The Notes

Books: BTS Wings Concept Book | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: The Notes 1 | We Can Laugh When We're Together | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: The Notes 2 | Learn! Korean with BTS Book Package
Webtoons: We On: Be The Shield | The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0: Save Me

Games SuperStar BTS | Puzzle Star BT21 | BTS World | LINE Hello BT21 | BTS Universe Story | Rhythm Hive
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