BTS beat Taylor Swift and Adele to win Global Recording Artist of the Year for 2021 | Entertainment
BTS beat out Taylor Swift and Adele to be crowned IFPI Global Recording Artist Of The Year for 2021.
The K-Pop septet – consisting of J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga and V – clinched the title for the second straight year, having topped the list in 2020.
RM said, “We are truly honored to receive the IFPI Global Recording Artist Of The Year award.
“We heard that this was the first time an artist received [the] Artist of the Year two years in a row, so we feel blessed for such an important title.
Taylor Swift, Adele, Drake and Ed Sheeran make the top five, while The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo make the top 10.
IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore commented, “BTS’s phenomenal success over the past year is a testament to their creativity, hard work, and continued commitment to continue finding ways to spread their music in the world.
“By performing in three different languages, they demonstrate their extraordinarily unique global appeal, and their vibrant and passionate fan base has helped make them the first artists in history to top the Global Artist Chart for two consecutive years. “
Meanwhile, BTS has just announced a four-night residency in Las Vegas.
The “My Universe” hitmakers will perform their “Permission To Dance On Stage” concert at Sin City’s Allegiant Stadium, which seats nearly 65,000 people.
The shows will take place on April 8, 9, 15 and 16, while the concert will be streamed online on the last day of the tour.
There will also be a special in-person live stream event, “Live Play in Las Vegas,” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on all four dates.
It comes after the group announced three huge comeback concerts at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium on March 10, 12 and 13, which mark the group’s first in-person concerts in Korea since October 2019.