Online magazine Consequence of Sound chose BTS as 2020’s Band of the Year as they continued to rewrite history while bringing hope and positivity during a time of uncertainty.

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In 2020 alone, BTS became the first Korean act to rank No. 1 on the Billboard Chart with “Dynamite”, the first act in history to debut a non-English track at the No. 1 spot with “Life Goes On”, first Korean group to receive a Grammy nomination, first band in history to debut both a track and album at No. 1 in the same week, and much, much more.

And to think that this all happened in just one year alone! Just imagine if we combined all their achievements they’ve reached so far along with what’s to come in the future.

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CoS understands that although these seven members are some of the sweetest boys ever with tons of content, that isn’t what makes them so loved by the world.

Instead, it is their passion for their craft that seems to transcend any of the barriers or preconceived notions that stand in their way. BTS is unique, not just in the scope of boy groups but even in within the Korean pop world.

⁠— Consequence of Sound

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The group is dedicated to their craft with their fans’ support being their motivation to continue to learn and create new music.

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They are also the first group after The Beatles to land five No. 1 albums in the United States.

The difference lies primarily in the fact that The Beatles didn’t have to also overcome a language barrier, working overtime to sway award circuits or a radio industry that seemed indifferent to their songs every time the lyrics weren’t easy or accessible. Maybe they aren’t the next Beatles; maybe they are simply the first BTS.

⁠— Consequence of Sound

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Seeing just how influential and powerful the group has become to the world, it’s only a matter of time before you join the BTS phenomenon.