The boys were in the first place with 15% of votes, leaving other celebrities such as Rihanna and Beyoncé far behind
As already shared at the end of March, BTS was honorably nominated for TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World. Though the final decision will be made by the magazine’s editors, this reputed magazine also conducted a poll among its readers.
On April 17th, the result of the reader poll was published. According to this result, BTS was in the first place with 15% of votes. Significantly, this Kpop boy group beat many famous and globally influential names such as President of South Korea Moon Jae In (5% of votes) and Barack Obama (3% of votes).
Meanwhile, some other international artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars only got 2% of votes. Ranking first on the reader poll will be an advantage for BTS to become one of the TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World. Although it is not until April 19th that the final result will be announced, ARMYs state that the boy group will surely be one of the winners due to their globally popularity.
Moreover, BTS has just been nominated for Top Social Artist Award at Billboard Music Awards 2018. This boy group was also the owner of this award last year. At present, BTS is now preparing for their upcoming comeback in Korea with an album titled “Love Yourself: Tear”. Though they haven’t released any details, many people have predicted that 2018 will be an explosive year of BTS.