Drop In #9
Title: BTS Icons of K-Pop
Author: Adrian Besley
6 x 9 Trade Paper
$14.95 (CAD $19.95)
On Sale: November 2018
Rights: US & CA
BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. 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—Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook—who can dance as well as they can 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 an international sensation.
Over the last three years, K-pop has steadily garnered a huge following among social-media-savvy teen girls. And with their clean-cut good looks, fabulously choreographed and perfectly executed dance moves, and catchy blend of pop, soft hip hop and R&B, BTS are leading the advance. They were recently proﬁled in US Vogue, the ﬁrst K-pop band to be granted such an honor; they won the 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, beating Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez; they were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016, and their fan-base has ballooned since then; they were named in Time magazine’s “Top 25 Most Inﬂuential People on the Internet 2017;” and they’ve recently embarked on a sold-out tour across the globe.
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.