BTS is receiving an award!
Boy group BTS will be receiving the 2016 Pop Culture Award at the seventh annual ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as well as the Korea Creative Content Agency.
The award is given to those who boost the societal status of pop culture and inspire more people to create. Recipients are chosen based on the period of their domestic and overseas activities, the amount of industry contribution, social contribution, public awareness, and their reputation.
There are six people to receive the cultural merit award, seven people to receive the president’s commendation award, eight people to receive the prime minister’s commendation award, and nine people to receive the minister’s commendation award. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon was recently announced to be one of the artists to likely receive the prime minister’s commendation award.
The award ceremony will be taking place on October 27.