BTS: The K-pop Pioneer

· KpopBehind
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There are so many k-pop boy groups, while the groups are too numerous to mention one by one. However, some of them just disappear after debut, and only a very small minority of k-pop boy groups can become popular. By the way, there is a boy group who has been on the steady rise since its debut and is now considered as one of the most popular k-pop idol groups. Yeah, it’s BTS.As BTS is enjoying a huge popularity at home and abroad, many people in the k-pop world are now saying "The boy group is the future of k-pop." Actually, BTS' success is considered as being very special by people in the k-pop industry. Because BTS is in Big Hit entertainment, which is not as big k-pop agency as SM, YG, or JYP. Achieving success as an idol group of small and medium agency in the k-pop word is much harder than you could ever have imagined, and that’s why BTS deserves to be called “The k-pop pioneer”.

Then, what do you think is the reason for BTS’ great success? First, the main reason for BTS' success is that the boy group differentiated itself from other boy groups by doing "real hip hop" music. The group writes its own music and sings about teenager's life, arousing empathy from young k-pop fans.

Second, some of BTS fans may disagree, but the members have ordinary looks unlike other pretty k-pop idols. They’re not traditionally good-looking, and frankly speaking, I thought they are too ugly to be idols when I saw BTS for the first time. However, because of this, they could become the hottest idol group. I mean, fans could feel more comfortable and familiar with the members because they do not look like cartoon characters.

Third, BTS is an idol group, but its members, Rap Monster and Suga have released their mixtapes just like underground rappers do. By doing so, they stressed the fact that they’re different from other puppet like idols. Especially, Rap Monster, who has polished his rap skills in the Korean underground hip hop scene before debut is getting the spotlight in the k-pop industry by showing off his outstanding rapping ability. He’s been active not only as an idol but also as a rapper, and he was also featured as a rapper in the album of MFBTY, comprised of Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, and Bizzy who are considered as heavyweights in the Korean hip hop scene.

BTS certainly succeeded in fascinating k-pop fans and it’s mainly because of the group’s image as a skilled hip hop idol. Oh, it's not just an image. The BTS members have sufficient performing skills and always prove it on the stage. Unlike other puppet like k-pop idol groups, they enjoy the stage and show high quality live performance. Have you been to BTS’ concert? It’s really gorgeous.

So, are you a big fan of BTS? Do you want to know all the stories about BTS members? < BTS: The k-pop pioneer> contains all the things about BTS. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to all the questions about BTS such as “What are their real personality like?”, “What were they like in school?” and “How did they become k-pop idols?”. The book also includes various stories behind BTS members. So, welcome to the real world of k-pop. Enjoy your time, and love yourself!

Ratings and reviews

554 reviews
Faraz Anwar
August 18, 2023
This is a great book, I love how it describes each member and their likes and dislikes! I've always loved BTS, so this book caught my eye. I totally reccomend it if you want to learn more about the members. さよなら!
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Firdaus Zakari
March 8, 2024
I love bts 💜 so much 💜. I purple them. I was introduced to bts by Jeon Jungkook's performance but Jhope is my bias followed by Jungkook before Suga followed by V before Jimin then 💜 Jin and Rm. As time goes on, I got addicted to bts especially their funny moments 😆. Any time I'm with my phone I'm always listening 🎶 to their music or watching their funny moments 😄. My dream is to see them in persons 💖 💕 💜 💗 ❤. Purple heart 💜 for you bts members 💜 ♥ 💖 ❤
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Zoie Unger
January 5, 2023
I love BTS and I'm a huge BTS fan and I love Jimin ❤️ and I saw the boy with luv music video and Jimin stole my heart ❤️ and I wish I could meet Jimin ❤️ and I have been given a Jimin doll and a Jimin blanket and a stitch necklace and I have 2 BTS albums and 2 BTS magazines and I have the love yourself and the map of the persona album and my favorite song is boy with luv cause that song is where Jimin stole my heart ❤️ and Jimin told me that he wrote boy with luv for me with army in mind and now on my BTS calendars I have all of their birthdays marked down like V's birthday 🎂🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 is on the 30th and I stand with Jimin ❤️🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸#king Jimin ❤️ and my name is Zoie and I stand with the BTS army and with Jimin ❤️I miss him since he is in the Korean military 🪖 now my heart ❤️ aches for him ❤️I definitely have a crush on Jimin ❤️I love JIMIN
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About the author

UK Jung

-Lives in Seoul, Korea

-K-pop Journalist

-Chief Editor of KpopBehind

-Author of <Kpop Secret>

-Author of <Kpop Audition Bible>



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