According to US Men’s magazine Esquire in a ranking published on their website on Jan30, BTS is among the 10 best Pop Bands Of All Time.
The group was described by the magazine as ‘one of the vanguard acts to pioneer K-pop’s immeasurable worldwide success’. The magazine also assessed that the two songs that once climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”, have an attractive melody, and a mix of Pop, Hip-hop, Disco and R&B. .
The boy band is the only act from Asia and only K-pop group to make the list, which also includes iconic artists spanning different eras: The Supremes, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Sly and the Family Stone, The Beach Boys, ABBA, The Temptations, and Destiny’s Child.
Seven-member BTS – which appeared on the cover of US Esquire’s winter 2020 edition – first debuted in 2013, and has since become one of the biggest musical acts in the world.
In related news, at the Seoul Music Awards held on the evening of January 31, 7 boys of BTS won 6 trophies in categories including: the Daesang grand prize; main award Bonsang, best song of the year, best album of the year and Korean favorite wave award.