BTS: Icons of K-Pop

November 1, 2020
BTS: Icons of K-Pop

BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time,this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy bandwith a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to thetop of the charts all over the world.Seven good-looking boys – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V andJungkook – who can dance as well as they can rap and sing, aretearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS,who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who singalmost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UKand the rest of the world.K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last fewyears, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With theirtalent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchyblend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance.BTS's latest album 'Love Yourself: Answer' went straight to #1in the US charts, following the success of their previous album,'Love Yourself: Tear', which was the first ever Korean album toachieve thisOver 17 million followers on TwitterThey have been profiled in US Vogue – the first K-pop band to begranted such an honourThe music video for IDOL broke YouTube streaming records, beingviewed 46 million times in the first 24 hours; the view count isnow in the hundreds of millionsThey won the 2018 Billboard Music Award for 'Top Social Artist'for the second year in a rowListed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter inMarch 2016 – and their fanbase has ballooned since thenNamed in Time magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on theInternet 2017' listTheir 2018–2019 world tour sold out within minutes of ticketsgoing on saleExtensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessiblestyle, this book interweaves the success stories of each of theboys with how the band got together, while documenting theiramazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. Itincludes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playinglive, posing and having fun.