This is probably the best thing you can buy for a person who is a KPop fan. The product presented here is a book about KPop roots and history. The author Mark James Russell talks about how this genre revolutionized the world of music and how became a phenomenon. If you want to learn more about Korean music industry this is certainly something for you.
In this book you’ll find information about current artists and their hit songs, interviews with artists such as Brian Joo and Kevin from boy group Ze:A and photos of an excellent quality. One of the biggest advantage of this book is that it’s beautifully illustrated.
The author explores the bands one at a time and explains what makes them so special. The artists covered in this book are for example TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, Fly to the Sky, Exo, F(x), After School, Kara, T-ara and even rap star Yoon Mi Rae. You’ll find here the introductions of more than 30 major KPop acts.
The book is in English, has 128 pages and is published by Tuttle Publishing. The dimensions are 7.5 x 0.4 x 10 inches.
If you still need something more to read you can check out the books K-POP: Roots and Blossoming of Korean Popular Music and K-pop: Korea's Musical Explosion.