BTS, the world-renowned South Korean boy band, has once again captured the global spotlight, this time with their first official book, “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS.” The book, which encapsulates the band’s decade-long journey, has become a worldwide sensation, topping bestseller lists within hours of its release.
Unveiled on July 9, 2023, “Beyond the Story” rapidly ascended to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, where it continues to hold its position. It also leads the roster in Amazon’s music biographies category, outperforming even the latest release from music legend Paul McCartney.
The 544-page memoir offers an intimate look into the lives of the seven band members, featuring fresh interviews, behind-the-scenes glimpses of their albums and music videos, and a treasure trove of previously unseen photographs. The narrative unfolds chronologically across seven chapters, tracing the band’s evolution from their inception to their meteoric rise and their aspirations for the future.
The overwhelming success of “Beyond the Story” is a testament to the band’s colossal global fan base, affectionately known as the Army. Fans have showered the book with praise, sharing how the band’s story has touched their hearts and influenced their lives.
Kang Myeongseok, the author of the book, spent over three years documenting the band’s journey, gaining unparalleled access to the group. The result is a heartfelt, vibrant, and insightful narrative that sheds light on BTS’s musical odyssey from various perspectives and underscores its significance.
The release of “Beyond the Story” coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Army fandom, established a month post-BTS’s debut. The book’s triumph is a reflection of BTS’s enduring appeal and the profound bond they have nurtured with their fans over the past decade.
“Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” is more than a memoir; it’s a tribute to ten years of musical innovation, personal growth, and global influence. As BTS continues to shatter records and reshape the music landscape, their story serves as a beacon of inspiration for their millions of fans across the globe.