The K-pop superstars make history as the first Asian act to receive IFPI's 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award which counts down the best-selling artists of the year globally

All hail BTS. The K-pop group has once again made history by winning the Global Recording Artist of the Year Award 2020 by IFPI, the organisation that represents the global recorded music industry. They broke yet another barrier as the first South Korean, first Asian and first act whose songs are predominantly not in English to win the award.

The award is calculated according to an artist or a group's worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats during the year, from streams to vinyl and covers their entire body of work, making the K-pop septet—RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook—the best-selling artists of 2020.

The Grammy-nominated group is the only Asian group in the top 10 which included Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weeknd and Billie Eilish. The win marks the group's continued success, after finishing second in 2018 and seventh in 2019. Before bagging the award, all recipients have been from North America and the United Kingdom.

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