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BTS to drop new album on April 12

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Yonhap News Agency
BTS will drop its new album, Map of the Soul: Persona on April 12. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
BTS will drop its new album, "Map of the Soul: Persona" on April 12. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 12 (UPI) -- K-pop supergroup BTS will return to the music scene next month with a new album, the group's management agency said Tuesday.

The boy band will put out the new EP Map of the Soul: Persona on April 12, the first release since it completed its Love Yourself album trilogy last August, Big Hit Entertainment said.

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The group topped the Billboard 200 main albums chart twice for the album trilogy last year. Its song "Fake Love," the main track off Love Yourself: Tear, landed at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first Hot 100 top 10 ever for a K-pop act.

BTS is scheduled to begin a stadium tour of eight regions abroad in May following its successful world tour last year.

The upcoming tour will take the group to Los Angeles on May 4-5, Chicago on May 11-12, East Rutherford, New Jersey, on May 18-19, Sao Paulo on May 25, London on June 1-2, Paris on June 7-8, Osaka, Japan, on July 6-7 and ending in Japan's Shizuoka on July 13-14.

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