BTS on the Cover of Rolling Stone
The June 2021 cover sees international superstars BTS fronting Rolling Stone’s “The Future of Music” issue, with a look at the biggest acts in the world and their impact on the music industry today. From humble beginnings in Seoul, to taking over the Grammy stage and stadiums worldwide, BTS have cemented their status as one of the most influential groups in music, not only for their unique, genre-defying sound, but also for the messages of positivity and hope that they bring to their fans.
Merch collectors can celebrate BTS with a Rolling Stone Collector’s Edition Box Set featuring eight collectible BTS covers. The set includes the newsstand cover with all seven members of BTS in an exclusive photoshoot for Rolling Stone shot in South Korea back in April. You’ll also get seven individual covers, featuring RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook posing solo for their own Rolling Stone feature.
The Rolling Stone Collector’s Edition Box Set featuring BTS is available for $150 and includes eight physical magazines presented in a specially-designed box. Pre-order on shop.rollingstone.com to reserve your copy now. Pre-orders end on June 1st.
BTS Photographed in Seoul
The Triumph of BTS: How seven young superstars rewrote music-biz rules and became the biggest band in the world. Read the full cover story here.
J-Hope on Growing Up in BTS, His Next Mixtape and More: “We wanted to make music that can give people more strength,” says J-Hope, in the first of our digital cover stories starring each BTS member
J-Hope of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
Jimin on Perfectionism, Missing Army, His Love of Dancing, and BTS’ Future: “We’ve been telling people to really love themselves,” says Jimin. “This year, I began to tell myself these things.” READ the story
Jimin of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
Jin on ‘Rock-Style Songs,’ Life Off the Road, and Being Very Handsome: “When we couldn’t go on tour, everybody felt really a sense of loss, a sense of powerlessness,” Jin says. READ the story
Jin of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
Jung Kook on ‘Dynamite,’ Loving ARMY, and Learning From Ariana Grande: “During the training years, I’d wait until the other guys had fallen asleep so I could wash up by myself in the middle of the night,” says the singer. READ the story.
Jung Kook of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
RM on His Group’s Early Years, Drake, Whether BTS Is K-Pop, and More: “I had a sense of urgency and desperation about going after my dreams,” says BTS’ leader. READ the story.
RM of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
Suga on How BTS Stays Hungry After Conquering the World: “I do sometimes think, ‘Why did I have to spend so much time in the studio?'” says Suga. READ the story
Suga of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.
V on His Upcoming Mixtape, His Love of ‘The Godfather,’ and Being a ‘Secret Member’: “When they said I was a hidden member, I actually thought I’d been cut from the team,” V says. READ the story
V of BTS, photographed in Seoul on April 6th, 2021.