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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Tuesday, December 11, 2018

BTS and IU awarded at the '2018 Persons of the Year Awards'

BTS and IU won awards at the '2018 Persons of the Year Awards.'

The 'Persons of the Year Awards' gives recognition to figures that have proudly represented South Korea throughout the year. On December 11, the Journalist Federation of Korea announced they have chosen 12 winners for this year's ceremony. 

In the music category, BTS is given the award for spreading Korean culture across the globe and IU is also awarded for her kind sharing and being a 'Donation Angel.' 

Other winners include CEO Kim Ki Byung of Lotte Tour, Yeom Jae Ho of Korea University, governor Yang Seung Jo, soccer coach Park Hang Seo, CEO Park Sang Jong of Korea National Council of Social Welfare, Kim Sung Soo of Ottchil Art Museum, Kim Ock Hee of Cham Hospital, CEO Oh Jang Kyo of Atto Research, Kim Joon Sung of Yeonggwang county, and Ahn Jae Geun of Public Administration and Security Committee. 

The ceremony for the '2018 Persons of the Year Awards' is scheduled to take place at the Convention Hall of Kookmin Ilbo building on December 12.

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thesiiiiickest Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Every year I'm like THIS is it, this is bts' year... and then every year they top that shit like it's nothing lmao can't wait to see what they pull in 2019!

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Waf_Niel Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

More of BTS achievements this week (which hasn't been reported in allkpop, yet)


1) BTS got double platinum in Japan for fake love/airplane pt 2 in just one month. RIAJ said the singles sold more than 500,000 now.

2) Dope mv reached 400 million views today

3) Love yourself: answer stays at no 1 on billboard world album chart. (tear no.3, Her no.4 and face yourself no. 9)

4) Love yourself: answer has surpassed 1 million sales at hanteo chart. BTS is the only artist in hanteo history to sell over 1 million copies of an INDIVIDUAL album (not combining repackage album or other language)

5) BTS has become a pure triple million seller at hanteo as Tear and Her also passed the 1 million mark.


Cheers all!

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