BTS‘s Jungkook kicked off the summer with his smash hit solo debut single, “Seven,” featuring American rapper Latto. He continued his success with the solo hit “3D,” featuring American rapper Jack Harlow, and followed it up with an official announcement regarding his highly-anticipated solo debut album, GOLDEN.
Jungkook will release his first full-length solo album on November 3, and ARMYs are looking forward to exciting promotional activities, including a video call fansign event on November 11, his GOLDEN Live On Stage concert on November 20 at Jangchung Arena, and more.
Among the excitement, ARMYs have been abuzz with speculations about who may be featured on the upcoming album.
The album will have 11 tracks, and so far, only the titles of “3D,” “Seven (explicit version),” and “Seven (clean version)” are confirmed.
After American singer-songwriter Victoria Monét liked an ARMY’s tweet about hopes for a collab between her and Jungkook, many began speculating it was a hint a collaboration could be in the works.
— kenmin 3Dꪜ (@doctorkoobert) September 29, 2023
Many signs also pointed toward a possible collaboration between Jungkook and Australian singer-songwriter The Kid LAROI.
Jungkook previously showed love to the Australian artist after covering his hit song “STAY” on a Weverse live in 2021 and was spotted watching The Kid LAROI’s set during Coachella 2023 in April.
jungkook caught on coachella stream 😭 SO TINY pic.twitter.com/UPgdH3AdWD
— koo ★ (@kootopus) April 16, 2023
The Kid LAROI fueled rumors after sharing Jungkook’s two-year-old “STAY” cover on his Instagram story with the caption “ 🔜” in September.
THE KID LAROI shared a video of Jungkook singing “Stay” (Jungkook’s live from 2021) on his Instagram Story with caption:
— Golden Times (@JJK_Times) September 27, 2023
Now, netizens are convinced the evidence is stronger than ever that a collab is in the works after the two talented artists finally met in Korea.
The Kid LAROI posted a photo of them sitting together with a microphone seen in the corner of the picture. The caption said, “Me & JK 🔜,” and fans are confident that it was a confirmation of their possible upcoming collaboration.
The Kid LAROI is in Jungkook’s hometown of Busan after completing a performance at the 2023 Busan International Rock Festival on October 8 (KST).
Fans are hoping for an official announcement, but until then, they’re keeping their eyes peeled for more clues!
Check out more on the speculations in the article below, as well as more about how the artists are connected: