The Rise of BTS and Korean Boy Bands
This timely look at BTS and the K-Pop genre, told in quotes and anecdotes from BTS, delves into the history of K-Pop music, its pivotal twists and turns, insights into the modern K-Pop training and audition process, as well as the rise of BTS and their personal and professional development on the road to worldwide popularity.
Author Marc Shapiro acknowledges that making the BTS story more than a mere rehashing of familiar material was a challenge. "This was an opportunity to follow the story of what many considered 'The Next Big Thing' hand in hand with the group in fairly real time. Seeing what they experienced as it happened rather than looking back on their lives years later. There was a sense of immediacy that appeared more in tune with the way the world turns now. Which is fast."
As with the current state of pop culture, BTS and the K-Pop world are constantly evolving and presenting new challenges and ideas. BURN THE STAGE: The Rise of BTS and Korean Boy Bands chronicles BTS in the now. There will certainly be a future.
Marc Shapiro is the NY Times best-selling author of We Love Jenni - An Unauthorized Biography, The Secret Life of EL James, Who is Katie Holmes? - An Unauthorized Biography, Legally Bieber: Justin Bieber at 18, J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever!, Game: The Resurrection of Tim Tebow and many other best-selling celebrity biographies. He has been a free-lance entertainment journalist for more than 25, covering film, television and music for many leading national and international newspapers and magazines. He is currently working on an unauthorized biography of Mary Tyler Moore.
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