Madison Vanderberg
Updated October 11, 2018

Time has at last named its “Next Generation Leaders” and although stars like Ariana Grande made the list, one of three coveted cover spots went to K-pop group BTS.

BTS is Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, J-Hope, RM, V, and Suga—a collection of singers and rappers between the ages of 21 and 25, who told Time “[it’s] just an honor to be called an ambassador of Korean K-Pop.” BTS is like the One Direction of Korea, but arguably more versatile because they do expert choreography. More accurately, they’re like if The Beatles, NSYNC, and One Direction had a super talented love-child. However, unlike most boy bands, their music appeals to Gen Z in a way that gimmicky boy band songs about love and lust cannot.

They also carry a self-love mantra throughout their work with two albums referencing the phrase, “Love Yourself.”

While they are the first K-pop group to top Billboard’s Album chart and the first Korean act to sell out a U.S. stadium, they have even higher aspirations: “Maybe we could perform at the Super Bowl someday,” Suga said.

Besides their break-the-internet accolades, we’re here to confirm that their music bangs. You can lose an entire day watching their music videos.

Read their full Time interview here.