— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) May 4, 2022
According to Big Hit, Proof will be a 3-CD collection that will feature songs from throughout the K-pop band’s discography, as well as three new songs.
“The BTS anthology album that embodies the history of BTS will be released as they begin a new chapter as an artist that has been active for nine years to look back on their past endeavors,” Big Hit added. Preorders begin tomorrow, May 5.
In a minute-long video that appeared at the end of BTS’ last show at Allegiant Stadium — and later posted on BTS’ official social media — career-spanning footage of the group concluded with the tagline “We Are Bulletproof” and a date, June 10, 2022.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) April 17, 2022
Big Hit Music quickly cleared up any confusion about the announcement, posting on BTS’ Weverse fan community, “BTS will be back with another new album on June 10, 2022. Details on the new album will be provided in a separate notice at a later date. We look forward to your love and support for BTS’ new album. Thank you.”
BTS’ last studio album was 2020’s BE, but since then the K-pop group has released a string of hit singles, including the Grammy-nominated “Butter,” “Permission to Dance” and, with Coldplay, “My Universe.”