BTS Chosen As Billboard’s Greatest Pop Star In 2020
BTS earns another historic feat!
Worldwide K-pop boy group BTS has been selected as the Greatest Pop Star of the Year by Billboard.
Representing the music industry in 2020, BTS now joins the stellar lineup of awardees of the said recognition. Previous artists who bagged the award from 2010 to 2019 were Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Drake, and Ariana Grande. Remarkably, the group is now the first and only Asian act to achieve the feat.
Domination of BTS
Billboard cited the unrivaled popularity and power of the idol group. “A few years ago, K-pop was a genre that was not part of the mainstream of American pop music. As they continue conquering the summit and the continued expansion of the global fandom ARMY, K-pop has definitely settled in the United States. With this, BTS has become the best pop star in 2020,” the American entertainment company said.
Additionally, Billboard lauded BTS for their record-breaking achievements last year. They topped the Billboard 200 with their albums Map of the Soul: 7 and BE. Additionally, the group’s English single “Dynamite” scored the No.1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart and got nominated in the Grammy Awards’ Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
Meanwhile, in recent news, the International Music Record Industry Association (IFPI) named BTS as the Global Recording Artist of 2020. Moreover, the group will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards.
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