Korean boy band BTS has once again made it to this year’s TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People on the Internet.
Through an article, Time has released the unranked official list of 25 Most Influential People. According to the magazine, these individuals are evaluated by “their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.”
BTS is the only group who made it to the list, and this also marked their third time joining this circle for consecutive years.
“South Korean supergroup BTS are well on their way to becoming a household name—if they aren’t already—thanks to their millions-strong fanbase of digital natives, called “ARMY,” who avidly consume and promote their content online,” Time said.
“In 2019, having helped BTS top Billboard’s Social Artist chart for over two years, the ARMY propelled the group’s members—RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jung Kook, Jimin, Jin and V—to even greater success.”
They also cited three of the group’s No. 1 Billboard tracks in a year, and the hit “boy With Luv” music video featuring American singer Halsey that set 75 million views on Youtube for 24 hours.
Other influential people who made it to the list are Lil Nas X, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, US President Donald Trump, Rahaf Mohammed, Ariana Grande, The School Strikers, Liza Koshy, Brian Kolfage, James Charles, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Germán Garmendia, Cardi B, Chris Godfrey, Carlos Maza, Zhang Dayi, JoJo Siwa, Ben Shapiro, DrLupo, Emma Chamberlain, Hong Kong Protesters, Yashar Alim, Jameela Jamil, Ady Barkan, and Jada Pinkett Smith.