Bangtan Boys Win TIME Readers' 'Person of the Year' Poll for 2nd Time

Arynn Yi, Dec. 14, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have been named U.S. TIME magazine's readers' poll for Person of the Year, beating world leaders and other celebrities.

The magazine recently conducted an online poll of its readers to select "the most influential person or group of people who have had the greatest impact on the news and the world over the last 12 months," and BTS topped the list.

It was the second time BTS have won the honor among more than 50 candidates, who included President Moon Jae-in, former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle, Pope Francis, and pop stars like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.

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