It’s been said many times that the earth is flat, in essence all are equal; and Music, is one of the greatest
equalizers! Like everything else Pop or popular music has evolved in the last hundred years - from the
roaring twenties, the post-war period – Chubby Checker and the twist, the Beatles, the post-Vietnam war
revolution period - Woodstock, the Rolling Stones and so many more there-after!
In recent years however its K-pop or Korean Pop music that has evolved and become a very big factor in the
world of Music. Having originated in South Korea it’s taken the world by a storm. Having some traditional
Korean roots, it is a combination of various styles from hip-hop, jazz, to genres like R&B, reggae, rock and
even folk, country and classical!
Amongst the best, or the greatest of these has been Bangtan Sonyeondan, known popularly as BTS or the
Bangtan Boys, who write or co-write and produce or co-produce most of their own music. Having debuted
under Big Hit Entertainment in 2013, they were formed in 2010, and have taken the entire world by a storm.
They are considered worldwide as maybe the biggest since the Beatles, and BTS mania is now a worldwide
We hope you enjoy this special international edition that is being released to coincide with the launch of
their latest Album “Be”. And tell us what you think. If you have any suggestions, comments or queries,
please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.