Madison Vanderberg
Updated October 11, 2018
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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.