TIME Dubs BTS As ‘Next Generation Leaders’ In Global Cover Story

TIME Magazine shines the spotlight on BTS as the group is set to grace the front cover of the esteemed publication.

On October 11, it was revealed that BTS will feature on the front cover of the international issue of TIME Magazine as one of the three editions covering ‘Next Generation Leaders.’

Titled “How BTS Is Taking Over the World”, Raisa Bruner writes a remarkable global cover story on the boys and goes into great detail to the core of BTS. The piece gives insight to their groundbreaking successes, but also their values in staying true to their roots. The writer provides context to the Kpop industry before delving into the group’s history and artistry. Research and tact thought is greatly evident, elements that have been sorely lacking from pieces by other western publications.

The cover story is also accompanied by a video of a short yet thoughtful interview with BTS. The group comments on their teamwork but also on their position as global ambassadors of Korean culture. Leader RM expresses pride in his Korean heritage in English, “As a Korean, we love our country and we’re proud of our country so much, and it’s even just an honour to be called an ambassador of Korean K-pop.” Rapper SUGA reflects on post-Korean War hardships their parents had faced and accomplishments as representatives.

Responses to BTS’ historic feat of featuring on the publication has been overwhelmingly positive from ARMYs and professionals familiar with the group and their work.

Thoughts? Have you given the article a read? If not, then get to it! It’s always lovely seeing the boys covered well by major publications. Remember that every time you stream ‘IDOL’ a flower blooms! Tweet us at @ForeverBTScom!

Written by S. Acierda

If you're reading this, remember to drink water. Been around since Jungkook was still a rapper. Yell at me on Twitter @s_vacierda.