On January 30, the American magazine “Esquire” chose the 10 best pop bands in history, with BTS being the only Korean artist to make it onto the list.
Emma Carey wrote, “While K-pop as a genre has been around for decades, BTS is arguably one of the vanguard acts to pioneer K-pop’s immeasurable worldwide success. With a fanbase that is aptly described as ‘ARMY,’ BTS’s beloved septet has rapidly redefined boy bands, fandoms, and pop music itself. Their hits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” offer a blend of pop, hip-hop, disco, and R&B, with catchy melodies that are often laced with social commentary-based lyrics.”
The group joins legendary music acts such as The Beatles, Queen, ABBA, Destiny’s Child, Fleetwood Mac, The Supremes, The Temptations, Sly and the Family Stone, and The Beach Boys.