(From left) V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and j-hope, of South Korean boy band BTS, pose as they arrive for the launch of their single album Butter in May 2021, one of the releases that led to their IFPI award. Photo: EPA-EFE
(From left) V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and j-hope, of South Korean boy band BTS, pose as they arrive for the launch of their single album Butter in May 2021, one of the releases that led to their IFPI award. Photo: EPA-EFE
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BTS win 2021 Global Recording Artist of the Year award from IFPI, beating Taylor Swift, Adele, Drake, Ed Sheeran and others

  • The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry praises the K-pop boy band for their ‘creativity, hard work’ and ‘unique global appeal’
  • They join Drake and Taylor Swift as the only act to win the industry award twice. Also among the 10 best-performing acts of 2021 are K-pop group Seventeen

(From left) V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and j-hope, of South Korean boy band BTS, pose as they arrive for the launch of their single album Butter in May 2021, one of the releases that led to their IFPI award. Photo: EPA-EFE
(From left) V, Suga, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and j-hope, of South Korean boy band BTS, pose as they arrive for the launch of their single album Butter in May 2021, one of the releases that led to their IFPI award. Photo: EPA-EFE
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