BTS named one of TIME’s 25 most influential
TIME released its annual list on Thursday. BTS made to the list based on “their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.”
BTS was chosen for their huge success with the latest EP “Love Yourself: Tear,” the first K-pop release to top the Billboard 200 albums chart. Behind the success was the group’s powerful fandom ARMY, who “eagerly consume anything related to the group, from tweets to videos,” according to the magazine.
The boy band also stayed atop Billboard’s Social 50 chart for 90 weeks, longer than even Justin Bieber, and won the top social artist award at the Billboard Music Awards for the second time in a row in May.
Others who made the list include U.S. President Donald Trump, pop stars Rihanna and Kanye West; Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe and the students of Parkland High School in Florida, who are pushing for gun reform after the school suffered from a shooting.