Map of the Soul (stylized in all caps; often shortened to MOTS) is the fifth era of BTS's career. It started on March 28, 2019 with the "Persona" comeback trailer by RM and officially finished on February 21, 2020 with their fourth studio album "Map of the Soul: 7". Meanwhile in Japan, starting on July 3, 2019 with their tenth Japanese single "Lights/Boy With Luv" and officially finished on July 15, 2020 with their fourth Japanese studio album Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~. All the content released in this era have the concept of "Jung's Map of the Soul".
Map of the Soul: Persona (April 2019)
See also: Map of the Soul: Persona
Map of the Soul: 7 (February 2020)
See also: Map of the Soul: 7"7" is second part of the series and BTS' fourth studio album, with two comeback trailers, "Interlude: Shadow" by Suga and "Outro: Ego" by J-Hope. The studio album combined the two concepts of "Shadow" and "Ego". "Shadow" is the pain and suffering that they have experienced, while "Ego" is to accept that as part of their fates and taking a step forward. Also, the title "7" looks back at the seven years spent by the seven members as a team.
List of content released in this series.
|MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA 'Persona' Comeback Trailer||Comeback trailer||March 28, 2019|
|MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA||Mini album||April 12, 2019|
|'작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey' Official MV||Music video||April 12, 2019|
|'작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey' Official MV
('ARMY With Luv' ver.)
|Music video||April 27, 2019|
|"Make It Right (feat. Lauv)"||Digital single||October 18, 2019|
|'Make It Right (feat. Lauv)' Official MV||Music video||October 18, 2019|
|'Make It Right' Official MV (Vertical ver.)||Music video||October 25, 2019|
|"Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)"||Digital single||November 1, 2019|
|"Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (Acoustic Remix)"||Digital single||November 8, 2019|
|MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 'Interlude: Shadow' Comeback Trailer||Comeback trailer||January 10, 2020|
|"Black Swan"||Digital single||January 17, 2020|
|'Black Swan' Art Film performed by MN Dance Company||Music video||January 17, 2020|
|MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 'Outro: Ego' Comeback Trailer||Comeback trailer||February 3, 2020|
|MAP OF THE SOUL : 7||Studio album||February 21, 2020|
|'ON' Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima||Music video||February 21, 2020|
|'ON' Official MV||Music video||February 28, 2020|
|'Black Swan' Official MV||Music video||March 5, 2020|
List of events promoting the releases from this era.
- BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself (May 4, 2019–October 29, 2019) (only Map of the Soul: Persona)
- BTS Map of the Soul Tour (postponed due coronavirus pandemic)
- Map of the Soul ON:E (October 10–11, 2020)