K-Pop band BTS named Time’s entertainer of the year

December 11, 2020 - 11:31 AM
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BTS accept the win for Best Group at the MTV EMA's 2020, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. in this screengrab image released on November 8, 2020. (Courtesy of MTV/via Reuters)

K-pop group BTS was named entertainer of the year by Time magazine on Thursday, capping a breakthrough year in the United States for the South Korean boy band.

The seven-member band, which made its debut in 2013, has become one of the world’s most popular thanks to its upbeat dancey songs, army of adoring fans, and positive non-controversial messages.

Last month, the band got the first major Grammy Award nomination for a K-pop band, and in the summer its English-language single “Dynamite” became the band’s first to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

BTS isn’t just the biggest K-pop act on the charts. They’ve become the biggest band in the world – full stop,” Time writer Raisa Bruner wrote in a profile of the group on Thursday.