BTS to get Order of Cultural MeritGlobal K-pop phenomenon BTS will be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.
According to a briefing by South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom, BTS will be given the award for promoting the Hallyu (Korean wave) worldwide.
“BTS has not only contributed to the spread of K-pop, but also the Korean language,” said Kim, quoting the words of Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon.
Actor Lee Soon-jae will also be receiving the Order of Cultural Merit. The Grand Order of Mugunghwa, the highest order awarded by the South Korean president, will go to French President Emmanuel Macron for promoting friendly international relationships.
By Yeo Ye-rim