BTS and BLACKPINK are nominated for Time magazine's Person of the Year.

The nominees for "Person of the Year," which is selected and announced annually by Time Magazine, included idol groups BTS (BTS) and BLACKPINK.

Time is currently voting online on candidates for "Person of the Year," which includes BTS and Black Pink.

BTS is also enjoying high popularity on the U.S. pop stage, becoming the first Korean pop music singer to be nominated for the Grammy Awards, a U.S. music award.

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BTS, nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd Grammy Awards on January 31 next year, appeared remotely on CBS' talk show on the 24th and said, "Our efforts seem to be finally rewarded. It's the highest honor I've ever received," he said.

The four-member girl group BLACKPINK is gaining global popularity, with the music video for "DDU-DU DDU-DU" topping 1.4 billion views on YouTube for the first time as a K-pop group.

Black Pink has recently been on the rise in the U.S., raising the possibility of nominating a Grammy Award for the Rookie of the Year, but it has not been nominated.

The performance of girl group BLACKPINK [AP=Yeonhap News Material Photo]
The performance of girl group BLACKPINK [AP=Yeonhap News Material Photo]


Other candidates for Time's "Person of the Year" include Camilla Harris, who becomes the first black and female vice president in U.S. history, and Anthony Pouch, director of the National Allergy and Infectious Disease Research Institute (NIAID), who opposed President Donald Trump in the process of responding to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in the U.S.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and President Trump have also been nominated, while conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Connie Barrett, appointed by President Trump, has also been included in the list.

Time's selection of this year's figures will be announced on the 10th of next month.

Time's pick of the year last year was Greta Tunberg, a youth environmental activist from Sweden.