BTS makes Bloomberg list of top 50 ac­com­plish­ers

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE - (Yon­hap)

K-pop boy band BTS made busi­ness news ser­vice Bloomberg’s an­nual list of the 50 most note­wor­thy ac­com­plish­ers, its web­site said Fri­day.

The news provider de­scribed its an­nual Bloomberg 50 as “our look at the peo­ple in busi­ness, en­ter­tain­ment, fi­nance, pol­i­tics, and tech­nol­ogy and science whose 2018 ac­com­plish­ments were par­tic­u­larly note­wor­thy,” un­veil­ing the list on its web­site.

BTS were the only Kore­ans listed on the chart, which fea­tured highly ac­com­plished gov­ern­ment or busi­ness fig­ures, such as Ben van Beur­den, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, and Jerome Pow­ell, the chair of the Fed­eral Re­serve, and his Fed col­leagues.

Amer­i­can singer Tay­lor Swift was one of those se­lected for the en­ter­tain­ment field, along with BTS.

“In June, BTS be­came the first Korean pop band to top Bill­board’s al­bum charts with Love Your­self: Tear, and then it had an­other No. 1 in Au­gust with Love Your­self: An­swer, achiev­ing an un­prece­dented level of suc­cess in the U.S.,” Bloomberg said. “BTS owes its pop­u­lar­ity to its will­ing­ness to ad­dress so­cial is­sues, men­tal health, and pol­i­tics, de­spite be­ing in a genre of­ten painted as bub­ble gum.”

“Tick­ets for its first world­wide sta­dium tour sold out in min­utes, an­other sign that au­di­ences are ready for bands with Korean sen­si­bil­i­ties,” ac­cord­ing to Bloomberg.

“Based on BTS’s suc­cess, Big Hit En­ter­tain­ment, which man­ages the band, is ex­pand­ing into movies, games, and orig­i­nal YouTube con­tent; in March it said rev­enue more than dou­bled last year, to $86 mil­lion.”

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