Global media magazine Forbes has acknowledged the incredible popularity of BTS.
On January 9, Forbes posted an article arguing how BTS is one of the biggest groups in the world regardless of their K-Pop genre.
They noted how BTS is oftentimes only highlighted for being bigger than any other name in K-Pop, when in fact, they are simply one of the biggest names in the world.
BTS proved this by wrapping up 2019 as the fourth most successful group on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists – Duo/Group. They came in behind Queen, Imagine Dragons, and The Beatles.
Some achievements that landed them in one of the coveted spots was the release of the album Map of the Soul: Persona and success of the soundtrack BTS World.
BTS beat out not just other K-Pop artists but also some familiar names in the entertainment industry, such as Twenty One Pilots, the Jonas Brothers, and Panic! At The Disco.