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BTS recently became the first Korean artists ever to be included in Bloomberg 50, among other highly influential people all over the world.

The list highlights key figures within politics, business, finance, and entertainment who have demonstrated exceptional standards.

Not only were they the only Koreans to ever be included on the list, they were also the only Korean nationals to be included. In addition, besides US pop star Taylor Swift, no other music artist were included on the list this year.

The business magazine also talked of BTS stating that they "an unprecedented level of success in the U.S. 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. 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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