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BTS talks new album on TODAY, shares 1st look at new music video

K-pop sensations BTS hit the TODAY plaza Friday to talk about "Map of the Soul: 7" and to give fans a look at their new music video for "On."

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By Ree Hines

It’s a big day for BTS fans!

On Friday, the seven-member K-pop boy band dropped their highly anticipated new album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” released a music video for their new single, “On,” and — as if that wasn’t enough — RM, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin and J-Hope also visited TODAY for a live interview about it all.

BTS members RM, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin and J-Hope appeared on TODAY Friday.Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Thanks to pre-orders from their faithful fan base, the new album, which is their fourth Korean-language studio release and seventh album overall, sold more than 4 million copies before its debut, truly making it lucky No. 7.

"The title is ‘7’ because we’ve got seven members right here, as you see, and it’s been seven years since our debut," RM explained during the chat. "This album is like a big statement and declaration that we admit our destiny, recognize our destiny."

Then, looking out into the crowd, he added, "You guys know this, right?”

The BTS Army showed up on the plaza in force.Nathan Congleton / TODAY

The cheers from BTS devotees proved they did. The BTS Army packed the TODAY plaza as the “Boy With Luv” singers opened up about this exciting chapter in their career — and the band even gave the crowd a first look at their new music video for "On."

And if Friday’s live interview has left the BTS Army wanting more — like, for instance, a live performance — there’s good news! In April, the South Korean superstars are set launch a 37-date world tour.