BTS Make Time's Magazine's 'Next Generation Leaders' List: 'We Are Spreading Korean Culture as Its Representatives'


BTS has been chosen as certainly one of Time Magazine’s "Next Generation Leaders," and the Ok-pop stars sat down with the outlet to debate their profession, their influence as one of the in style acts of the era, and what it means to symbolize their nation on a worldwide scale.

"As a Korean, we love our nation and we're happy with our nation a lot," stated RM in a video launched by Time at the moment (Oct. 10). "And it's even simply an honor to be known as an envoy of Korean Ok-pop."

RM not too long ago gave his “Speak Yourself” speech in entrance of the United Nations throughout a launch of a brand new UNICEF program. During it, he related the group’s Love Yourself messaging with the concept folks want to talk up for themselves and discover their method on this planet based mostly on their very own wishes relatively than the world round them. 

"Many in our dad and mom' era had been born proper after the Korean War," stated Suga. "And so that they grew up not having the ability to eat or gown nicely. But in our era, we -- our dad and mom' sons -- are spreading Korean tradition as its representatives, and seeing how a lot of Korean tradition we're capable of unfold nowadays. Those from my dad and mom' or my grandparents' era, much more so than these from our era, are very happy with us. They love seeing us on the information. And so for me, it's pleasant to see my father happy with issues like that."

Time’s annual "Next Generation Leaders" listing highlights younger folks in all kinds of industries who're reshaping the world round them. BTS topped the Billboard 200 albums chart not as soon as however twice this 12 months with their units Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, and are at the moment in Europe amid a worldwide, sold-out world tour.

Along with the video, Time additionally launched cowl that includes the excellent septet, which can reportedly seem on the worldwide version, and a written interview with the group, throughout which the lads talked about a number of subjects together with their strategy to creating music with empathy “that individuals can relate to,” in line with Suga.

The 2018 listing of Time's "Next Generation Leaders" additionally included different musicians equivalent to The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Christine and the Queens.