BTS to release BE Essential Edition this February, here's everything you need to know

BTS to release BE Essential Edition this February, here's everything you need to know

BTS' latest album BE is getting an "Essential Edition" this February.

The group released BE on digital platforms and via a Deluxe Edition last November 2020. It has since racked up records and milestones such as selling 2 million copies by release date, landing on the number 5 spot on the top-selling physical albums in the US for 2020, and ending up on several year-end lists of best albums.


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BE (Essential Edition) will be available for pre-orders starting 25 January at 11 AM KST.  Ahead of its release on 19 February (2 PM KST), BTS will be revealing "surprise gifts" for ARMY (fans of BTS).

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BE (Essential Edition) will have the following inclusions:

- 1 CD

- Photo Book: 158 X 214 X 13 mm / 140 pages 

- Photo Card 1: 7 types 

- Photo Card 2: 1 out of 8 (random) 

- Poster, 1 type: 642 X 471 mm

Where to buy the album

BE (Essential Edition) is available via the outlets below. Fans who purchase the album from the Global Weverse Shop will get a chance to receive one of the 500 copies of the limited edition BTS BE Interview Photo Book. Some fans will receive photo books signed by all the BTS members.

Weverse Shop (Global Store) USD 18.77
Weverse Shop (US Store) USD 30.50
BTS Japan Official Shop

JPY 6,820 (BE Deluxe + Essential Edition)

JPY 2,310 (BE Essential Edition)

BTS US Store USD 30.98
Interpark (KR) KRW 19,300
Aladdin (KR) KRW 19,300
Hot Tracks (KR) KRW 19,300
Shin Dynasty (KR) KRW 19,300
YES24 (KR) KRW 19,300
HMV (UK) GBP 29.99
Amazon (US) USD 30.89
Amazon (UK) GBP 28.99
JB HI-FI (AUS) AUD 54.99
Amazon (Germany) EUR 28.50

Their most personal record yet, BE includes title track and the group's first Korean Billboard Hot 100 number 1 song, 'Life Goes On,' '내 방을 여행하는 법 (Fly To My Room)' by Jimin, V, J-Hope, and SUGA, the pensive 'Blue & Grey,' 'the 3-minute 'Skit' of the boys when they got their first number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100,  dance bops '잠시 (Telepathy)' and '병 (Dis-ease),' 'Stay' by Jungkook, Jin, and RM, plus their Grammy-nominated hit, 'Dynamite'.

In a statement, Big Hit Entertainment shared: "We hope to show the deepest of appreciation to all fans who have stood by BTS in the making of history. We hope that BTS together with all fans will continue on their remarkable journey in 2021. We ask for your continued love and interest for “BE (Essential Edition)”.

Stream BTS' BE (Deluxe Edition) here: