The Big Book of BTS

Author: Katy Sprinkel

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641253169

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3220

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!

The Unofficial BTS Bible

Author: Dianne Pineda-Kim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1631585983

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3419

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.

Burn the Stage

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626014906

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 2955

There are two sides to the BTS story. The all too familiar rags to riches odyssey in which seven young South Korean boys (RM, Suga,V, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook) emerge from obscurity to become true superstars in the pop music universe. Of equal importance was the relationship between the wide-eyed group members and the forward-thinking head of their record company, Bang Si-hyuk, which resulted in newfound freedom and a new way of creating the K-Pop sound. Both of these elements and more are the subject of the book Burn the Stage: The Rise of BTS and Korean Boy Bands by New York Times-bestselling author Marc Shapiro. This timely look at BTS and the K-Pop genre, told in quotes and anecdotes from BTS, delves into the history of K-Pop music, its pivotal twists and turns, insights into the modern K-Pop training and audition process, as well as the rise of BTS and their personal and professional development on the road to worldwide popularity. Author Marc Shapiro acknowledges that making the BTS story more than a mere rehashing of familiar material was a challenge. “This was an opportunity to follow the story of what many considered ‘The Next Big Thing’ hand in hand with the group in fairly real time. Seeing what they experienced as it happened rather than looking back on their lives years later. There was a sense of immediacy that appeared more in tune with the way the world turns now. Which is fast.” As with the current state of pop culture, BTS and the K-Pop world are constantly evolving and presenting new challenges and ideas. Burn the Stage: The Rise of BTS and Korean Boy Bands chronicles BTS in the now. There will certainly be a future.

Bts Official Photo Collection

Author: Inc Browntrout Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781975427351


Page: N.A

View: 4519

Global superstars BTS--or "Beyond the Scene"--is a 7-member South Korean boy band that has thrilled and ravished the hearts of millions since their debut in 2013. With their self-produced music and genuine fan interactions, BTS is the first and only Korean act to top the U.S. Billboard 200, and the first group since The Beatles to earn three #1 albums in a year. Supported by legions of loyal fans, BTS has staked its place in pop music history, showing that this is just the beginning... This Photo collection offers over 25 pull out photographs and a bonus double sided poster.

101 Amazing Facts About BTS

Author: Merlin Mill

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 178982608X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

View: 5136

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!

BTS: The K-pop Pioneer

Author: UK Jung

Publisher: KpopBehind


Category: Art

Page: 113

View: 1826

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!

BTS and ARMY Culture

Author: Jeeheng Lee

Publisher: CommunicationBooks


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 8925

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.’

The Big Book of Blues

Author: Robert Santelli

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Music

Page: 559

View: 4997

Contains over 650 entries profiling every important blues artist, including in each entry a discussion on the artist's style and musical contributions.