Every year, TIME puts out a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and this year, some of our favorite K-pop idols have been nominated.
With the announcement of BIGBANG’s nomination, TIME wrote, “…this South Korean group has been hailed as ‘the biggest boyband in the world,’ even booking arenas in the U.S. without a Hot 100 hit thanks to their fervent fanbase.”
Meanwhile, the magazine described CL as having “graduated from one-fourth of hit South Korean girl group 2NE1 to front-row presence at fashion shows and solo artist in her own right thanks to songs like ‘Doctor Pepper’ and ‘Hello Bitches’.”
Fellow nominees for the TIME 100 include such influential figures as Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pope Francis, and more.
Source: YG Entertainment
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