The impact of Korean pop band BTS on the global music scene is hard to overstate.
Time magazine named BTS Entertainer of the Year in its annual tradition of highlighting exceptionally influential figures.
Time writer Raisa Bruner called them an “outsize success” for what the boy band has been able to accomplish in 2020: the release of multiple albums, breaking YouTube records, selling nearly a million tickets to a virtual show and securing its first-ever Grammy nomination.
Time, which published a BTS cover story in 2018, partnered with Meredith for a bookazine dedicated to the group that was released on July 31. The 96-page special issue “sold very well.”
The band earned their first-ever Grammy nomination for “Dynamite.”
When the band’s management company Big Hit Entertainment went public on the Korean stock exchange in October, the Wall Street Journal’s magazine featured BTS on the cover of its 2020 Innovators Issue in November.