BTS, Taylor Swift enter ‘The Bloomberg 50’ for 2018
MANILA, Philippines — BTS and Taylor Swift are the only musicians who made it in this year’s “The Bloomberg 50” released Friday.
The media outlet described its “The Bloomberg 50” as a list that “highlights those who changed the game in global business in the past year.”
BTS is the first Korean act to be included in the US media outlet’s round-up of the most influential people.
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According to Bloomberg, the group’s inclusion in the list stemmed from the success of their albums “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer.”
Moreover, Bloomberg said the seven-member band owes its popularity “to its willingness to address social issues, mental health, and politics.”
It added: “Based on BTS’s success, Big Hit Entertainment, which manages the band, is expanding into movies, games, and original YouTube content; in March it said revenue more than doubled last year, to $86 million.”
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s inclusion in the list is because of her “Reputation” stadium tour which grossed $266 million in the US.
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It’s so hard to believe that tonight will be the last time we wear these costumes, play this set list, do this choreography, and then say goodbye to the Reputation Stadium Tour. Thank you to the crowds that have lit up our year. We do this last one for all of you. ❤️ PS make sure to scream loud for @mariawada and @maho_udo tonight!! Their families are here and this is their hometown show 💥💥💥💥💥💥 📷: @junsatophoto // @gettyentertainment
According to Bloomberg, “Her Reputation Stadium Tour grossed $266 million in the U.S., more than any other tour this year—and a record for a female artist.” /muf
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