Even the most famous artists are not immune to slumps in their careers.
Constant battles with themselves, harsh external evaluations, and relentless schedules can often lead artists to experience a slump, causing them to lose motivation. Nevertheless, those who genuinely dedicate themselves to the stage and music have been able to overcome such slumps.
BTS’s V guested on tvN’s ‘You Quiz on the Block‘ on September 6th and said, “I lost my confidence in performing on stage. There were many times when I was scared to go on stage. Receiving awards and performing became dull, and I seemed to have lost the excitement, joy, and preciousness I felt before. That’s why I needed something new.”
BTS achieved unprecedented success as the first Korean artist to top Billboard 200 main album chart and Hot 100 main singles chart. They even reached the grand slam of the top three U.S. music award ceremonies: the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards.
Despite the enthusiastic response to these achievements, BTS members faced challenging times due to the sudden start of their global activities at a young age, responsibilities and pressures, burnout, and the need to contemplate their future in music.
Nevertheless, they rose again to fulfill their promises to their fans and maintain their sincerity and identity on stage.
Recently, AKMU’s Lee Su Hyun, who recently had a successful comeback with ‘Love Lee,’ also opened up about her slump, touching the hearts of fans.
Two years ago, Lee Su Hyun revealed that she had considered retiring due to a slump. She said, “I’m still in the process of overcoming the slump” as she made her comeback.
She gradually gained courage with the unwavering support of her fans, friends, and most importantly, her brother Lee Chan Hyuk, who helped change her musical direction. Lee Su Hyun shared, “I’ve decided that I need to live the time that wasn’t flowing before. I want to live again. If you wait for me with just a bit more warmth in your eyes, I will continue to sing and repay until my vocal cords are fully functional.”