BTS becomes the first K-POP group to top the annual list. The BTS group was recognized as the greatest global artist of 2021 by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). The federation represents the interests of the music industry around the world and collects sales and consumption data in general.
Once again, BTS made history! It is the first time that an Asian artist appears at the top of that list – everyone else in the ranking is Western. Taylor Swift is in second place and Drake in third.
#1 @BTS_bighit – @BTS_twt are officially IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2020! It was a historic year for the band which saw 3 album releases and multiple charts and sales records broken domestically and globally. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart pic.twitter.com/hdNSGSDsD1
— IFPI (@IFPI_org) March 4, 2021
In 2020, BTS consolidated itself by placing “ Dynamite ” in first place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as in other countries. Other hits of the year are “Love Goes on” and “ON”.
- # 1 BTS
- # 2 Taylor Swift
- # 3 Drake
- # 4 The Weeknd
- # 5 Billie Eilish
- # 6 Eminem
- # 7 Post Malone
- # 8 Ariana Grande
- # 9 Juice WRLD
- # 10 Justin Bieber
Fans are celebrating yet another great feat of BTS on social media.
— k s j g⁷ ♐️ (REST) (@kimseokjingifs) March 4, 2021