K-Pop Stars BTS Lead TIME 100 Reader Poll Above Barack Obama
BTS continue their winning streak.
The South Korean pop group and global phenoms currently lead TIME 100's Reader Poll, a poll which determines who, along with the people personally selected by TIME, will make the 2018 TIME 100.
BTS, who are up against the likes of Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Gal Gadot, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, are currently in the lead with a whopping 16% of the votes—more than 13% of the votes for former president Barack Obama.
The achievement, though not yet a final result, follows a string of other landmark moments by the troupe, who earned a spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia list this year—they were the only K-pop act to do so—and made history as the only K-pop group to win two trophies at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The TIME 100's Reader Poll, which kicked off March 28, is still under way and voting will continue until April 17 at midnight ET.
The TIME 100 will be announced on April 19.