BTS are a global phenomenon. This fully revised and updated biography covers their journey from their debut to their latest album, Map of the Soul: 7 (released 21 February 2020), and looks at how this group of boys from South Korea have taken over the world.
These seven incredibly talented, handsome men can dance, sing and rap, and write their own songs too. Their music has earned them an incredibly dedicated fanbase, called ARMY, who sell out stadium tours and break all kinds of records, from streaming to physical album sales. With a string of #1 singles and albums in charts all over the world, BTS have truly broken down the barriers facing K-pop and achieved huge success in the US, the UK, all across Europe and South America, as well as Asia.
- 'Map of the Soul: 7' went to #1 on the UK Album Chart and the US Billboard 200 - their second UK #1 album and fourth US #1 album. In 2019 they became the first band since The Beatles to have three #1 albums in the US within one year.
- The latest music video 'ON' broke the record for the biggest YouTube premiere of all time.
-'Boy With Luv' broke YouTube streaming records, hitting 74.6 million views in 24 hours and becoming the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, shattering the record previously held by Ariana Grande.
-They have over 24 million followers on Twitter.
-They have appeared on the cover of TIME, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Paper and Entertainment Weekly.
-They have spoken at the UN as part of their UNICEF campaign to end violence against children and young people.
-They sold out two nights at London's Wembley Stadium in June 2019, putting them in the company of Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the backstories of each of the members with the narrative of the band as a whole, their humble beginnings and their astonishing rise to fame in their home country and beyond. It also includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band performing, posing and having fun. 16pp colour plates