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In a groundbreaking moment for K-pop and the global literary landscape, the highly anticipated 10th-anniversary book of the Grammy-nominated sensation BTS, titled “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS,” has swiftly conquered The New York Times Best Seller list. Authored by Kang Myeongseok in collaboration with the members of BTS, the book offers a captivating journey through the group’s music career, from their humble pre-debut beginnings to their meteoric rise to fame and envisions their promising future endeavors. Released worldwide on July 9, the official publication by Big Hit Music has stirred waves of excitement and pride among BTS’s dedicated fanbase, known as ARMY.

Described as the first-ever authorized account of BTS’s enthralling journey, “Beyond the Story” presents a comprehensive narrative that delves into the group’s struggles, triumphs, and personal reflections, making it an unparalleled treat for fans and readers eager to understand the intricate tapestry of BTS’s rise to global stardom.

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The New York Times, a prestigious publication renowned for its literary acumen, revealed the latest edition of its Best Seller list for the week ending July 15, 2023. The news of BTS’s remarkable achievement came as a delightful surprise to many as “Beyond the Story” swiftly climbed to the top spot on both the combined print and e-book nonfiction, as well as the hardcover nonfiction charts. This milestone marks the first time a book authored by a Korean writer has claimed the No. 1 position on The New York Times Best Seller list, signifying a remarkable moment in the realm of Korean literature and pop culture’s global influence.

Beyond the borders of the United States, BTS’s literary triumph is touching the hearts of fans worldwide. In the Philippines, Apop Books has released a Filipino version of “Beyond the Story,” catering to BTS’s ever-growing international fan base, who eagerly seek to delve into the inspirational chronicles of their beloved idols.

The Best Seller list’s global impact is undeniable, and it serves as a testament to BTS’s profound influence on a diverse and far-reaching audience, transcending language barriers and cultural divides. The group’s ability to resonate with people from various backgrounds is attributed to their genuine artistry, compelling storytelling, and messages of hope and unity.

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As BTS continues to shatter records and defy expectations, “Beyond the Story” stands as a testament to their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to their craft. It encapsulates a decade of relentless pursuit of excellence and the forging of a remarkable legacy that will undoubtedly resonate for generations to come.

While “Beyond the Story” enjoys its remarkable success on The New York Times Best Seller list, the impact of BTS’s global reach extends far beyond the literary world. As true pioneers of the K-pop phenomenon, the septet has left an indelible mark on the music industry, setting new records and reaching unprecedented milestones on a regular basis. From their historic performances at prestigious award ceremonies to their chart-topping hits and sold-out stadium concerts, BTS’s influence is an awe-inspiring force that shows no signs of waning.

With the fervent anticipation for BTS’s future endeavors, fans worldwide eagerly await more moments of magic and inspiration from the group. As they continue to push boundaries and break barriers, BTS’s journey is far from over, and “Beyond the Story” provides a poignant reminder that the best is yet to come.

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In conclusion, BTS’s “Beyond the Story” has etched its name in literary history, transcending cultures and languages to become a symbol of hope and inspiration for millions of people across the globe. As the group celebrates a decade of unmatched accomplishments, their unwavering dedication to their craft and the love and support of their ARMY community have propelled them to new heights, reaffirming the universal power of music and storytelling to unite the world. With each chapter written and yet to be penned, BTS’s saga of dreams and triumphs continues to capture the hearts of countless individuals, leaving an indelible legacy that will resonate for generations to come.