Pop group BTS have been named the best-selling artists of 2020 by the IFPI, the organisation representing the global recorded music industry.
The accolade caps a stellar year for the Korean boyband, who released two chart-topping albums in 2020 – Map of the Soul: 7 and Be.
The boyband beat Taylor Swift, who took the crown last year, into second place.
They are the first non-Western act to win, and the first whose songs are not predominantly sung in English.
The award is calculated according to an artist or group’s worldwide sales, downloads and streams, covering their whole body of work.
Drake came third, with The Weeknd fourth and Billie Eilish was fifth.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, were formed in 2013 and consists of seven members – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook – who come from all over South Korea.
They’ve become standard-bearers for the K-pop scene, selling millions of records and concert tickets.