BTS & Little Mix Are on Hiatus: Here Are Some Bands Who Are Still on a Break

It’s been a busy week for the music industry – from Jimmy Fallon’s festive ‘Masked Christmas’ single to Ed Sheeran admitting to having “almost killed” Elton John in their ‘Merry Christmas’ music video.

However, it’s safe to say that it’s been an even bigger week for bands. Within the span of days, we were forced to say ‘see you later’ (NOT ‘goodbye’) to not one, but two, of the biggest groups in today’s music – Little Mix and BTS.

Little Mix ended last week with a bittersweet post announcing an upcoming hiatus.

“We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix,” they said.

As sweet as ever, the talented artists made sure to wrap the emotional post up on a happier tune as they shared the ‘Between Us’ music video.

Meanwhile, BTS began this week on a similar note as they too revealed their future plans to fans.

“This period of rest will provide the members of BTS who have tirelessly committed themselves to their activities, a chance to get re-inspired and recharge with creative energy,” BIGHIT MUSIC stated.

Having previously taken a period of rest in 2019, the announcement was sure to provide fans with the reassurance that this too is in fact just a break.

“BTS will be focusing on preparing for the concert and release of the new album that will mark the beginning of a new chapter.”

As we wish both Little Mix and BTS the best during their well-earned time off, let’s take a walk down memory lane to tug out heartstrings at other bands who are still technically on a break.

  1. Spice Girls

Despite Geri Halliwell’s departure in 1998, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham continued for another two years until announcing an indefinite hiatus at the end of 2000.

Having since performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and had a short tour of the UK in 2019 (without Posh Spice), the only real hope of an upcoming reunion is fueled by Baby Spice blaming the COVID-19 pandemic on halting their plans.

“We started talking about maybe doing some more and then locked out happened, which is such a shame,” she told Radio X.

  1. NSYNC

Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and JC Chasez decided to time away from NSYNC back in 2002. The band announced they were taking a temporary break yet almost two decades later, it now feels more like bye, bye, bye.

Although, some fans might remember Timberlake’s teasing earlier this year as he told Radio Times to “never say never” about a reunion.

  1. One Direction

Just months after Zayn Malik departed in the middle of a world tour in 2015, the band announced their own hiatus after a nonstop 5-year-run. With Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles all following Malik with their own successful solo projects, it seems unlikely the right time for a reunion is here yet.

However, all members have been confident in describing it as a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’.

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