Popular Korean boy-band BTS is pressing pause to pursue solo projects!

The two-time Grammy-winning performers made the announcement in a video during their "Festa dinner” on Tuesday.

The dinner was organized to celebrate the band's ninth anniversary.

"We're going into a hiatus now," Suga, the group’s rapper said.

However, the representative of the group confirmed they are not in a hiatus, instead will stay involved in solo projects and remain active in different formats.

“The problem with the whole K-pop industry is that they don’t give you time to mature.” said the group’s leader, Kim Namjoon aka RM.

"I think 90 percent of our fans would root for us no matter what kind of music or direction we choose.” The group’s heartthrob, Kim Taehyung aka V said.

"It's important for BTS to start our second chapter." Rapper and dancer J-Hope added.

The band have also spoken about the climate change and global warming in UN General Assembly, 2021.

The group consists of total 7 artists RM, Jin, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin and Jungkook.