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BTS named to Time ‘Influential’ list

July 18,2019
K-pop superstar BTS has made it on Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet for the third year in a row.

The K-pop septet was among the 25 names the U.S. magazine included on this year’s list, which included U.S. President Donald Trump, American musicians Ariana Grande and Cardi B and Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.

“South Korean supergroup BTS are well on their way to becoming a household name - if they aren’t already - thanks to their millions-strong fanbase of digital natives, called ‘ARMY,’ who avidly consume and promote their content online,” the magazine said.

“In 2019, having helped BTS top Billboard’s Social Artist chart for over two years, ARMY propelled the group’s members - RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jung Kook, Jimin, Jin and V - to even greater success,” the magazine said, referring to BTS’s three Billboard No. 1 albums in a single year and other feats.

It is the fifth year the magazine has compiled the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list, which is evaluated by looking at contenders’ global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.

Yonhap