‘By these parameters, BTS has reached the top. Over the past few years, the K-pop group has taken the music industry by storm—shattering sales records, gathering accolades and performing across the globe for head-spinning audiences—all the while remaining exemplary ambassadors for their Korean culture. But behind those three letters are seven astounding young men who believe that music is stronger than the barriers of language. It’s a universal dialect.’
Halsey added: ‘With positive messages of self-confidence, intricacies of philosophy hidden in their sparkly songs, true synergy and brotherhood in every step of their elaborate choreography, and countless charitable and anthropological endeavors, BTS have put their 14 best feet forward as role models to millions of adoring fans and anyone else who finds themselves drawn to BTS’s undeniable allure.’
BTS are listed in the artists section, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Regina King, Khalid, Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson, Joanna and Chip Gaines, Ariana Grande, Mahershala Ali, Glenn Close, Rami Malek, Luchita Hurtado, Ozuna, Dream Hampton, Richard Madden, Yalitza Aparicio and Clare Waight Keller.
Other musicians included across TIME’s other categories include Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
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