The two most prominent Korean groups, BTS and BLACKPINK, are nominated as Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
Time’s announcement also divulged that BLACKPINK and BTS were included in the nominees for Person of the Year.
Time magazine posted on its website an announcement. It said, “cast their votes for the person or group of people who had the greatest influence on the events of the year—For better or worse.”
The remarkable achievements of the superstar groups
BTS has left new footmarks this year in K-pop history. The world knew well of its first English song Dynamite‘s achievement. Recently, BTS became the first K-pop artist to land at No. 1 on Billboard 100.
More to their mesmerizing feat this year is their nomination in the distinguished Grammys. The septet now becomes the first Korean artist nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the United States.
This year, the majestic girl group, BLACKPINK, doubled and tripled its brand value with back-to-back hit songs.
Their newly released tracks titled How You Like That and Ice Cream garnered millions of views on YouTube.
Furthermore, the title track of the quartet’s first full-length album, THE ALBUM, Lovesick Girls, also drew enthusiastic responses.
More to this, for the first time in the K-pop scene, the MV for DDU-DU DDU-DU surpassed 1.4 billion views.
The 2020 Person of the Year
Celebrities are not just the nominees for Time’s Person of the Year. It also includes politicians and medical workers who are among the newsmakers this year.
According to Fox News, Time has recognized the individual or group regarded as having had “the greatest influence on the year’s events — for better or worse“ since 1928.
Previously, Man or Woman of the Year is the name of the award. In 1999, the award became Person of the Year.
Politicians, celebrities and medical workers are among the newsmakers nominated for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year, the magazine announced. https://t.co/yM2XVTabBj
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The announcement of the winners for this year is on December 10, emerging from a wide-open field. Nominees included this year are President Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Also nominated for the award are singer Ariana Grande, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and NBA superstar LeBron James.
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