Author: Adrian Besley

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782439706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9646

BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world. Seven good-looking boys - RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can rap and sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK and the rest of the world. K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last few years, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With their talent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance. - BTS's latest album 'Love Yourself: Answer' went straight to #1 in the US charts, following the success of their previous album, 'Love Yourself: Tear', which was the first ever Korean album to achieve this - Over 17 million followers on Twitter - They have been profiled in US Vogue - the first K-pop band to be granted such an honour - The music video for IDOL broke YouTube streaming records, being viewed 46 million times in the first 24 hours; the view count is now in the hundreds of millions - They won the 2018 Billboard Music Award for 'Top Social Artist' for the second year in a row - Listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016 - and their fanbase has ballooned since then - Named in Time magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Internet 2017' list - Their 2018-2019 world tour sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun. Also available: 9781780556017 BTS: Test Your Super-Fan Status 9781789291339 BTS and Me: Your Unofficial Fill-In Fan Book

BTS: The K-pop Pioneer

Author: UK Jung

Publisher: KpopBehind


Category: Art

Page: 113

View: 8005

contains all the things about BTS. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to all the questions about BTS such as “What are their real personality like?”, “What were they like in school?” and “How did they become k-pop idols?”. The book also includes various stories behind BTS members. So, welcome to the real world of k-pop. Enjoy your time, and love yourself!">

There are so many k-pop boy groups, while the groups are too numerous to mention one by one. However, some of them just disappear after debut, and only a very small minority of k-pop boy groups can become popular. By the way, there is a boy group who has been on the steady rise since its debut and is now considered as one of the most popular k-pop idol groups. Yeah, it’s BTS. As BTS is enjoying a huge popularity at home and abroad, many people in the k-pop world are now saying "The boy group is the future of k-pop." Actually, BTS' success is considered as being very special by people in the k-pop industry. Because BTS is in Big Hit entertainment, which is not as big k-pop agency as SM, YG, or JYP. Achieving success as an idol group of small and medium agency in the k-pop word is much harder than you could ever have imagined, and that’s why BTS deserves to be called “The k-pop pioneer”. Then, what do you think is the reason for BTS’ great success? First, the main reason for BTS' success is that the boy group differentiated itself from other boy groups by doing "real hip hop" music. The group writes its own music and sings about teenager's life, arousing empathy from young k-pop fans. Second, some of BTS fans may disagree, but the members have ordinary looks unlike other pretty k-pop idols. They’re not traditionally good-looking, and frankly speaking, I thought they are too ugly to be idols when I saw BTS for the first time. However, because of this, they could become the hottest idol group. I mean, fans could feel more comfortable and familiar with the members because they do not look like cartoon characters. Third, BTS is an idol group, but its members, Rap Monster and Suga have released their mixtapes just like underground rappers do. By doing so, they stressed the fact that they’re different from other puppet like idols. Especially, Rap Monster, who has polished his rap skills in the Korean underground hip hop scene before debut is getting the spotlight in the k-pop industry by showing off his outstanding rapping ability. He’s been active not only as an idol but also as a rapper, and he was also featured as a rapper in the album of MFBTY, comprised of Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, and Bizzy who are considered as heavyweights in the Korean hip hop scene. BTS certainly succeeded in fascinating k-pop fans and it’s mainly because of the group’s image as a skilled hip hop idol. Oh, it's not just an image. The BTS members have sufficient performing skills and always prove it on the stage. Unlike other puppet like k-pop idol groups, they enjoy the stage and show high quality live performance. Have you been to BTS’ concert? It’s really gorgeous. So, are you a big fan of BTS? Do you want to know all the stories about BTS members? < BTS: The k-pop pioneer> contains all the things about BTS. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to all the questions about BTS such as “What are their real personality like?”, “What were they like in school?” and “How did they become k-pop idols?”. The book also includes various stories behind BTS members. So, welcome to the real world of k-pop. Enjoy your time, and love yourself!


Author: Katy Sprinkel

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641256443

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 7202

This South Korean group is at the forefront of the K-Pop wave sweeping the globe With a phenomenal string of No. 1 albums plus hit singles like Dynamite, ON, Black Swan, and Life Goes On, BTS is on an unstoppable path to greatness! BTS: ONE? is a celebration of the K-Pop group's international charttopping success as well as the unified community they've inspired throughout the world. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided an in-depth look at the lives of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook. This completely up-to-date volume explores their ever-evolving sound, artistic influences, far-reaching activism, and special relationship with ARMY, whom Jimmy Fallon called "the most loyal, positive, and fun fans that you can ever dream of."


Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641251727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8344

BTS: K-Pop's International Superstars is the must-have celebration of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook, who have won over fans across the globe with hits like "DNA" and "MIC Drop." With dozens of stunning full-color photographs, this volume offers an extensive look at the guys behind the incredible voices, verses, and dance moves—from their early days as bandmates, to worldwide tours, to their relationship with their passionate and quickly-growing community of fans. This commemorative collection also looks back at the Bangtan Boys' evolving musical sound, explores what makes each member of the group so memorable, and has fun with their friendship and social media presence. Also featuring a look ahead at what is sure to be an even brighter future, this is the ultimate book for ARMYs as well as new K-pop fans everywhere.

The Unofficial BTS Bible

Author: Dianne Pineda-Kim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1631585983

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7571

Join BTS’s ARMY and learn the history of the international K-POP sensation! BTS (aka Bangtan Sonyeondan) has become one of K-POP’s most well-known singing groups. The seven-member Korean boy band formed in 2013 and has slowly grown to worldwide fame through their music. Despite slow beginnings, the K-POP group now has millions of listeners around the world. They led the Korean Wave of music into the United States in 2017, and as of 2019, they are the only Korean group to top the US Billboard 200, and the first group since the Beatles to have three number-one albums in less than a year. BTS is also known for breaking the mold of K-POP, including social topics such as mental health, individualism, and social commentary in their hip-hop lyrics. TIME Magazine named the Korean Pop group as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet and named them as one of TIME's 100 most influential people of 2019. In the BTS Bible, you’ll learn everything you could want to know about the sensational singing group, including: Individual member profiles Band concept and style History of their six-year rise to fame Chart-topping songs and videos Interviews with worldwide fans and music experts And more! Don’t get left behind in the wake of the BTS success. Read all about the K-POP group that is changing the face of international music in the Unofficial BTS Bible.

BTS and ARMY Culture

Author: Jeeheng Lee

Publisher: CommunicationBooks


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 5221

ARMY is a community of taste, and BTS is their common denominator. This book started from the wish to apply the perspective of a cultural studies scholar in order to investigate the fandom ARMY as a most ardent outcome to arise from a “community of taste.” On a personal level, the most pressing question was which vantage point to assume for myself. While research is a language of rigorous logic, criticism is a language of warm interpretation―or in the words of Terry Eagleton, “a sensitivity to the thickness and intricacy of the medium.” If research is to approach something through objectivity and tested theories, this book can be understood as a work of criticism for general readers, written by an Aca-Fan (academic and fan) who lets her affection shine through. BTS and ARMY Culture illuminates how ARMY, which is a kind of imaginary community of BTS-loving fans, has created epistemic distance towards standard K-pop culture and cements BTS’ status in global mainstream music via tangible fan practices. To this aim, I analyze social media and online fan communities that serve as discursive spaces for ARMY, and observe in particular how ARMY forges BTS’ cultural status by compromising and negotiating with mass media that hold cultural power. This book revolves around these general aspects, and rather than posing as a work of theoretical criticism, its identity resembles an archival document that captures the dynamics of ARMY in the contemporary cultural landscape. For ARMY, I hope that this book is valuable as a neat documentation of their achievements. To those who are curious about ARMY, I hope that this book can serve as a ‘full-scale anatomy of ARMY.’

Letter to BTS

Author: Priyadarshini

Publisher: The Jubilant Thoughts

ISBN: 8195298656

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

View: 3553

LETTER TO BTS’ a thanking letter book to our IDOLS to our Global superstars BTS. They have changed our life into a beautiful utopia. BTS is a K-pop boyband who influence the youngsters by their magical voice and their thoughts and love for their fans to feel warm and helping them to achieve their dreams. BTS has the greatest fan following not only for their songs nor follow of trend, its cause of their trust, ever lasting friendship, leadership, talents and hardships and their love showing for us to our ARMYs(BTS fans are called ARMY). Not only BTS and our ARMYs are also the best people, who is loving each other even without knowing each other as a person. We are FAMILY who is with the same landscape called BTSARMYs. BTS given us a family, a purple ocean. In this book we have our heart-felt words and thanks that we wanted to say to our IDOLS and we have collected some new ARMY people who is eagerly waiting to meet BTS and wants to be on their concert one day. We just hope that this book can be identified by our IDOLS.

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to BTS

Author: Entertainment Weekly

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1547856831

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 9776

Entertainment Weekly takes you inside the world of the global superstars, from their early beginnings in the South Korean music scene to their Number 1 Billboard hit “Dynamite” that made pop music history. This 96-page photo-filled issue dedicated solely to BTS goes behind the scenes with the band at awards shows, on the road, and in their Seoul recording studio, where they gave EW an exclusive interview. Features bios of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Plus: What's next for BTS.

The Big Book of BTS

Author: Katy Sprinkel

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641253169

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8069

Between selling out arenas, presenting at the Grammy Awards, and dropping mixtapes, BTS has still found time to release chart-topping hits like "Fake Love" and "Idol." For these K-Pop icons, the best may still be yet to come. The Big Book of BTS is the ultimate guide to all things Bangtan. Including more than 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided an in-depth look at the lives of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook. This keepsake explores their meteoric rise, musical influences, unbeatable style, far-reaching activism, and bond with fans. A must-have for ARMYs as well as new K-Pop fans everywhere!

101 Amazing Facts About BTS

Author: Merlin Mill

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 178982608X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

View: 9642

Do you know how much BTS contribute to the South Korean economy each year? What Spotify record does the band hold? What video game has Jin played since he was five years old? And which alternative stage names did Jungkook consider before settling on the one we all know and love? This fantastic book features more than one hundred facts about BTS, the band that has conquered the world. With the facts separated into chapters for easy reference, you are sure to learn some fascinating new information about your favourite band. So whether you are a long-standing member of the ARMY, or you are only just now getting into the work of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, this is the perfect book for you!