South Korean boy band, Bangtan Boys, aka BTS, have been crowned as 2020’s IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of the Year. Can it get any cooler? Well, wait for it, with the latest achievement, the K-Pop boy band also became the first South Korean and Asian ever to earn the title. Well, when ARMYs say “BTS Paved the Way,” they sure mean it, and the boy band have been proving it so right! Haters will hate, and some even pass on nasty racist comments, but the Bangtan Boys only proved their skills, and proved their worth of fame they enjoy. K-Pop ARMYs are beyond proud as they flooded social media timelines praising BTS and congratulating them for setting the new mark.
BTS is smashing records, one after another. It goes without a doubt that the seven-member group had a hugely successful 2020, becoming the first Korean pop act to reach no.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with their English song “Dynamite,” and securing its first major Grammy nomination for the same song. The boy band was also named Entertainer of the Year by Time Magazine. If all of it were not enough, now they added another feather in the cap.
The K-Pop phenomenon has been named as 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. It is an annual honour that recognizes an act’s worldwide popularity across streaming and sales, including vinyl, downloads and CDs. With this, they also became the first South Korean and the first Asian to win the title. It is a celebratory time for ARMYs, who has been up and above congratulating their favourite K-Pop boy band.
— Daily Bangtan⁷ 🍊 (@luvdailyBTS) March 4, 2021
First Ever Asian to Rank #1 at IFPI
“BTS becomes the first ever asian act in history to rank #1 on IFPI’s best-selling artists of 2020 globally”
IF THIS DONT MAKE YOU PROUD THN IDK WHAT WILL😭😭😭😭
— Souh⁷ ia (@taesjinn) March 4, 2021
ARMYs Are Beyond Proud
— nena °ᴗ° ⁷🎗🍊 (@Yoongi61_5) March 4, 2021
BTS Paved the Way
@BTS_twt are officially IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2020! It was a historic year for the band which saw 3 album releases and multiple charts and sales records broken domestically and globally.
BTS PAVED THE WAY
— ja⁷ ༄ (@arkivepjm) March 4, 2021
Fans Are Thrilled
— irma⁷ (@jeoncharts) March 4, 2021
While ARMYs enjoy BTS’ latest feat, other popular artists too made it to the prestigious award list. American singer, Taylor Swift came in second in the IFPI Global Artist Chart, while Canadian rapper Drake was third.
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