Seoul, South Korea — K-pop superstars BTS have marked their momentous 10th anniversary as a group by releasing their highly anticipated memoir in South Korea. Titled “Beyond the Story: BTS’ 10-Year Record,” this book represents the septet’s first official publication, offering a comprehensive and chronological account of their remarkable musical career while providing intriguing hints about their future endeavors. BIGHIT MUSIC, the agency representing BTS, confirmed these exciting details.

Despite heavy rainfall on Sunday morning, passionate fans eagerly gathered outside the Kyobo bookstore in Gwanghwamun, one of Seoul’s largest bookstores, to show their support. While the weather deterred some, dedicated fans like Lakshi from Sri Lanka persevered, declaring that her excitement could only be measured on a scale of one to ten, but would easily surpass a million. Aqilah, a devoted fan from Malaysia, shared her joy, having arrived at 9 am, expressing her elation at finally obtaining a copy of the memoir.

The popularity of this remarkable book was evident before its release, as it rapidly climbed to the top of the bestseller lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in May, fueled by the immense number of pre-orders. The memoir was co-authored by Kang Myeong-seok, a prominent South Korean journalist, along with the members of BTS themselves. Flatiron Books, the US publisher, made this announcement.

Significantly, the memoir’s release date, July 9, holds great importance for the septet as it marks the historic inception of their devoted international fan base, affectionately known as ARMY, precisely ten years ago.

Audrey, an ardent BTS fan from Malaysia, expressed her gratitude, saying, “(BTS) Thank you for saving me when I needed it.” She even planned her holiday in Seoul to coincide with the memoir’s release, adding, “I wish I could say more, but I am going to cry now.”

Over the past decade, BTS has risen to unprecedented global fame, becoming a cultural phenomenon that has captivated audiences worldwide. They have consistently sold out stadiums, dominated music charts across the globe, and contributed significantly to South Korea’s flourishing economy, generating billions of dollars in revenue.

Presently, the band is on a temporary hiatus, with individual members pursuing solo projects, while two members fulfill South Korea’s mandatory military service requirements. In South Korea, all able-bodied men must serve a minimum of 18 months in the military. After a lengthy debate about whether BTS deserved an exemption, the oldest member, Jin, enlisted last year, and in April, J-Hope began his mandatory service, according to reports from South Korean media.

Prior to their hiatus, BTS achieved an astonishing six No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 chart, with all seven members making solo appearances on the prestigious songs chart, as highlighted by Billboard.

As BTS celebrates their 10-year journey, their memoir acts as a testament to their extraordinary achievements, offering fans an intimate glimpse into their lives as they navigate their way through the music industry. With an unwavering fan base and boundless potential, BTS continues to inspire millions across the globe, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music and beyond.