Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS (Hardcover)

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Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS By BTS, Myeongseok Kang, Anton Hur (Translated by), Slin Jung (Translated by), Clare Richards (Translated by) Cover Image
By BTS, Myeongseok Kang, Anton Hur (Translated by), Slin Jung (Translated by), Clare Richards (Translated by)
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I just want to start this off by saying I am so proud of you Bangtan. This book has given me a lot more insight into your personal experiences and emotions of the last 10 years and I want to recognize how brave you all are. Thank you for trusting us and being so vulnerable. It means a lot to me that all 7 of you felt comfortable enough to share this with us. You have had to fight so hard and you are all so so strong. You have went through hell and back and have come out as beautiful, amazing human beings. Thank you for staying with us and being here for us always. I can't express in words what BTS means to me. Thank you for teaching me to love myself when I thought that was impossible.Thank you for teaching me that the little things matter too. We matter, we all matter, and I matter too. BTS are truly my role models and I'm so thankful that we get to share this lifetime together. it feels like the phrase "I love you" will never be enough to describe the way I feel. There is so much I want to say, so much I haven't said. I cant wait to tell you everything in 2025. I cant wait to smile with you once again. Being ARMY has made me realize that BTS is all Ive ever wanted. Thank you for everything. I love and I miss you so much!! 


If you have even the slightest interest in BTS, please read this book! It is truly a record of the last ten years and can teach you so so much about them as human beings and all of the things they've gone through. This book means the world to me<3 

I now will be rereading... 

— From Stella Mae


#1 New York Times Bestseller


Published in celebration of BTS’s 10th Anniversary, stories that go beyond what you already know about BTS, including unreleased photos, QR codes of videos, and all album information.

After taking their first step into the world on June 13, 2013, BTS will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut in June 2023. They have risen to the peak as an iconic global artist and during this meaningful time, they look back on their footsteps in the first official book. In doing so, BTS nurtures the power to build brighter days and they choose to take another step on a road that no one has gone before.

BTS shares personal, behind-the-scenes stories of their journey so far through interviews and more than three years of in-depth coverage by Myeongseok Kang, who has written about K-pop and other Korean pop culture in various media. Presented chronologically in seven chapters from before the debut of BTS to the present, their vivid voices and opinions harmonize to tell a sincere, lively, and deep story. In individual interviews that have been conducted without a camera or makeup, they illuminate their musical journey from multiple angles and discuss its significance.

In addition, portrait photos that show BTS as individuals and artists open the book, and throughout there are concept photos, tracklists of all previous albums, and over 330 QR codes. As digital artists, BTS has been communicating with the world through the internet and this book allows readers to immediately access trailers, music videos, and more online to have a rich understanding of all the key moments in BTS history. Complete with a timeline of all major milestones, BEYOND THE STORY is a remarkable archive—truly everything about BTS in one volume.

About the Author

BTS, an acronym of “Bangtan Sonyeondan” or “Beyond the Scene,” is a boy band from South Korea that debuted on June 13, 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. They have been embraced the world over, transcending nations, races, languages, gender, and generations for their music, their passionate performances, and their close connections to their fans. They are always seeking new ways to repay the love they receive through their music.

Myeongseok Kang is a longtime critic and former editor in chief for many media outlets whose writing focuses on Korean pop culture, including K-pop. Currently, he is working on Weverse Magazine.

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the author of No One Told Me Not To and the novel Toward Eternity. His translations include Bora Chung's Cursed Bunny, which was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250326751
ISBN-10: 1250326753
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: July 9th, 2023
Pages: 544
Language: English