BTS’s Suga will participate in the posthumous album of American rapper Juice WRLD.
Juice WRLD’s agency announced the release of his new album “Fighting Demons” on its official SNS on December 9th. Suga reportedly participated in the album’s 16th track “Girl of My Dreams.” He stood shoulder to shoulder with world-class artists such as Justin Bieber, Eminem, Polo G & Trippie Redd, who also participated in making the album, raising global fans’ expectations with this all-time top lineup. This is Suga’s second collaborating with the rapper. Juice WRLD participated in the production of “All Night,” the third unit song of “BTS WORLD” released in 2019. The song gained great love at the time.
Juice WRLD was considered a rising star in the U.S. hip-hop industry. In March 2019, he topped the Billboard 200 with his second full album “Death Race for Love” and was recognized for his musical ability. However, the rapper passed away after a heart attack in December of the same year. He collapsed while being checked for baggage at Chicago Airport in the U.S. An autopsy revealed that the cause of his death was an overdose.
Fans are already showing hot response to the news, as Suga was recognized for his musical ability as a solo singer-songwriter with his mixtapes “Agust D” and “D-2.”
Suga broke various records. With “D-2“, the BTS member became the first Korean solo artist to enter Billboard’s main album chart “Billboard 200” and main single chart “Hot 100” (Daechwita). In addition, Suga set the highest ranking for a Korean solo artist in the UK by ranking 7th on the “Official Albums Chart Top 100”. He also achieved the most streaming among K-pop solo albums on Spotify.
Suga constantly received love calls from famous singers. He took part in writing songs for Heize, Suran, IU, Epik High and Lee So-ra. He also collaborated with global stars such as Halsey. Meanwhile, BTS has started their second official long-term vacation. Suga is still staying in America. He plans to carry out his personal schedules locally, including music work.