The K-pop act was announced on Thursday as the winner of this year’s title.
“BTS isn’t just the biggest K-pop act on the charts. They’ve become the biggest band in the world—full stop,” Time wrote.
“Between releasing multiple albums, breaking every type of record and appearing in these extemporaneous livestreams in 2020, BTS ascended to the zenith of pop stardom. And they did it in a year defined by setbacks, one in which the world hit pause and everyone struggled to maintain their connections.”
The announcement came ahead of Time’s reveal of its Person of the Year. The publication has also picked LeBron James as Athlete of the Year.