BTS Makes Esquire’s List Of Top 10 Best Pop Bands Of All Time

BTS was the only Korean artist to make Esquire’s list of “The Best Pop Bands of All Time”!

On January 30 local time, the American magazine published its list of its picks for the 10 best pop bands in history, spanning decades of music and stretching all the way back to The Supremes (first founded in 1959). Esquire defined the subjective genre of “pop” broadly, writing, “In simple terms, pop music is literally… popular music.”

The magazine went on to explain, “When it comes to pop bands, we’re basically just looking at collectives of hit-makers, no matter their pop purity or crossover creed… The only requisite to making the cut? Topping the charts.”

BTS was one of the 10 groups to make the list, joining legendary pop icons The Beatles, Destiny’s Child, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Sly and the Family Stone, The Beach Boys, ABBA, The Temptations, and The Supremes.

Emma Carey wrote, “While K-pop as a genre has been around for decades, BTS is arguably one of the vanguard acts to pioneer K-pop’s immeasurable worldwide success. With a fanbase that is aptly described as ‘ARMY,’ BTS’s beloved septet has rapidly redefined boy bands, fandoms, and pop music itself. Their hits ‘Dynamite‘ and ‘Life Goes On‘ offer a blend of pop, hip-hop, disco, and R&B, with catchy melodies that are often laced with social commentary-based lyrics.”

Congratulations to BTS!

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