K-pop superstars BTS selected 2021 IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year On Thursday, they became the first players to win the award two years in a row.
Since 2013, the seven-member boy group has spearheaded a global K-pop craze with their upbeat songs and dances, building a large and loyal fan base around the world.
Last year, the singles ‘Butter’, ‘Permission to Dance’ and ‘My Universe’, which they released in partnership with Coldplay, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
They continued to enjoy success at home in South Korea and their Japanese best hit albums. BTS, THE BESTIFPI topped Japan’s Oricon Year-End Album Chart at the end of 2021, making it a domestic event for the first time in 37 years.
“By performing in three different languages, they demonstrate their extraordinary unique global appeal,” said Frances Moore, CEO of the IFPI music industry association. Said.
“The dynamic and passionate fan base has helped make them the first artists in history to topped the Global Artist Chart two years in a row.”
The IFPI award is calculated based on a band’s performance in digital and physical formats.
American singer Taylor Swift came to no. British star Adele ranked third in the IFPI Global Artist Chart for the second year in a row.