BTS has been selected as the winner of the music category of “2020 WSJ Magazine 2020 Innovator Awards” by the Wall Street Journal magazine.
On November 11 (local time), WSJ magazine announced the winners of WSJ Magazine’s 2020 IInnovator Awards. The WSJ magazine has been selecting “innovators” in various areas related to culture, including music, TV, art, architecture and literature, and this year marks its 10th anniversary.
Comparing BTS to The Beatles, WSJ commented that they have broken the boy bang’s formula and led the concept of fandom to the next level, and globalized the K-pop genre. They also added that BTS started a meaning campaign in June, and fans joined and fundraised the same amount in a day, and wrote, “this is the innovation and leadership that the world needs today.”
In the acceptance speech, RM said, “We are just seven normal kids who love music and performance and who have been trained to give hope, love, positive energy and inspiration to people in the world.”
Suga said, “To me, innovation means never stopping. I think the most important thing is that you are always changing. Always evolving.” Jungkook added, “I think if you can personally realize something even from the most modest achievements that can also be a form of innovation.”
You can check out their full acceptance speech below.
Meanwhile, BTS will be releasing their new album BE on November 20. BTS is known to have actively participated in the overall production of the album, including writing, composing, choosing concepts, and making a music video.