BTS will look back on their 10-year career in a book

BTS will look back on their 10-year career in a book

ANGELA WEISS / AFP South Korean boy band BTS arrives at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)


The South Korean K-pop group BTS, here in 2022

CULTURE – end of tension. After several days of questioning, on Thursday, May 11, American publisher Flatiron Books finally revealed the authors of the mysterious, nameless book that has stirred multiple fan bases around the world. Those memories are those of the BTS group.

“Who’s impatient? (…) #bookBTS »wrote the American publisher Flatiron Books on Instagram, sharing an article from the New York Times about the book, which will be released on July 9th.

title Beyond History: BTS 10-Year Record (Beyond History: Memories of BTS’ 10 Years) the memoirs were written by South Korean journalist Kang Myeong-seok and members of the boy band, according to the publisher. It will be released in the US and South Korea.

fans investigated

Social networks and online forums were smothered in speculation about the publication of this book, written by a celebrity whose online sales platforms did not indicate the author or the title. “4C Untitled FlatIron Non-Fiction Summer 2023”is, for example, on the website of the publisher Macmillan.

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Netizens had speculated that it was a work by American singer Taylor Swift: July 9th is mentioned in one of her songs from 2010, the number of pages added is 13, the number is -singer’s luck…

But also June 13, the day when the names of the authors should be published, and July 9 are important dates for BTS fans: the first corresponds to the release of the group’s first album, the second to the creation of the ARMY , name of his fandom.

The book at the top of pre-orders

As a testament to the hype, the mystery book had topped the bestseller charts on Amazon and bookseller Barnes and Noble once pre-orders opened.
BTS is currently on hiatus, allowing the group members to pursue solo projects while two of them complete their military service.

In South Korea, all able-bodied males are required to have at least 18 months of military service, and after years of debate over whether BTS deserves an exemption, Jin, the group’s eldest, was the first to submit to that exemption in 2022, ahead of J-Hope in April 2023 .

BTS is widely regarded as South Korea’s most important cultural phenomenon, filling stadiums around the world and dominating the music charts. The seven members bring billions into the country’s economy and form a huge fan base.

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