Just days after BIGBANG made the TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, the group is coming in 3rd on the leaderboard, ahead of US President Barack Obama!
Every year TIME magazine editors pick 100 most influential people from around the world. The candidates are comprised of world leaders, innovators, leading-thinkers, A-listers and the like. Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi are some of the candidates on the bill.
And this year, CL & BIGBANG have both made the cut!
Of BIGBANG, TIME said this:
"…this South Korean group has been hailed as ‘the biggest boyband in the world,’ even booking arenas in the U.S. without a Hot 100 hit thanks to their fervent fanbase."
CL was introduced as a "singer that “has graduated from one-fourth of hit South Korean girl group 2NE1 to front-row presence at fashion shows and solo artist in her own right thanks to songs like ‘Doctor Pepper’ and ‘Hello Bitches’.”
The online poll is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 10, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 14. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 21.
Netizens and readers alike are now able to both for their favourite candidate.