Despite the massive campaign set by fans, YG Entertainment’s BIGBANG and 2NE1 fail to enter TIME Magazine’s “TIME 100” for 2016.
On April 21st, TIME released the final list of the “The 100 Most Influential People” which involved pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and icons from across the globe. After heavy campaigning, however, fans were disappointed to find out that the two K-Pop artists nominated for the final list were not included.
In particular, BIGBANG was able to rank second in the online poll, strongly trailing behind poll winner, Bernie Sanders.
The only Korean celebrities to have been included in the list are Rain and Kim Yuna back in 2010.