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BTS wins TIME 100 Reader Poll of most influential people



K-pop boy band BTS won the TIME 100 Reader Poll of the most influential people, edging out the likes of former US President Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Bruno Mars and Pope Francis.

BTS (Facebook) /

BTS (Facebook)

The final results showed BTS getting 16 percent of the votes followed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in in second place with 5 percent, Obama with 3 percent, The Dreamers with 2 percent and Millie Bobby Brown with 2 percent.

Placing sixth to 10th are Jimmy Kimmel, 2 percent; Serena Williams, 2 percent; J.K. Rowling, 2 percent; Rihanna, 2 percent; and Parkland Students, 2 percent.

Beyonce grabbed 11th place followed by Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars, Oprah Winfrey, Kendrick Lamar, Stephen King, President Rodrigo Duterte, Pope Francis, Gal Gadot and Bill Gates.

Other nominees included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Selena Gomez, Hugh Jackman, Roger Federer and Nicole Kidman.

This is the latest feat for the seven-member idol group this year. They topped the Forbes’ 2018 Korea Power Celebrity 40, won the Favorite Global Music Star award at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA) and bagged Best Boy Band at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

They are nominated again this year at the Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist, the award they won last year.

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