BTS in US Weekly’s 'Most Influential Celebs On Social Media' chart

South Korean boy band BTS at a showcase for its new EP in Seoul, South Korea, in September 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

(THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - K-pop superstar group BTS have been tapped as one of the most influential celebrities on social media by US Weekly.

On Oct 20, the US magazine published a list of the top 15 celebrities around the globe that are the most influential and active on social media.

BTS landed at No. 14, becoming the only Asian act to make it to the star-studded list.

US Weekly also introduced BTS' recent achievements related to social media, which included how the group's worldwide fan group contributed to BTS winning top social artist award at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year by tweeting the hashtag #BTSBBMAS more than 300 million times, as well as topping Billboard's Social 50 chart over 30 weeks in a row.

Other big-name stars on the list were singers Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Rihanna; reality television star Kim Kardashian; and current and former United States presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama.

Fresh off making history with its latest EP, Love Yourself Seung Her, BTS will release a new Japanese single album on Dec 6, featuring an original Japanese track, Crystal Snow, along with translated versions of several tracks from Love Yourself Seung Her, including DNA and MIC Drop.

BTS performed in Taiwan on Oct 21 and 22 as part of the 2017 BTS Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour.

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