BTS Named Global Best-Selling Artists of 2020

K-Pop group BTS has been crowned as the world’s best-selling recording artists of 2020 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).


IFPI, which represents the worldwide music industry, announced the award on Thursday and called the hugely successful ensemble “omnipresent in 2020.” BTS is now the first Korean group to win the award, as well as the first winner to primarily perform in a language other than English.


BTS consists of seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook. The group beat out Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and others for the top spot, which is based on an artist or group’s worldwide success across digital and physical platforms.