K-pop group BTS is currently leading the TIME Person of the Year Reader’s Poll.
“While TIME’s editors will ultimately decide who is named the 2018 Person of the Year, the poll provides valuable insight and gives readers a chance to weigh in with their pick,” according to TIME.com.
It added, “TIME readers voted on who they want to see as the 2018 Person of the Year — the person or group of people selected annually for having the greatest influence on the events of the past 12 months.”
As of writing, BTS took the No. 1 spot in the the poll with 8 percent followed by Thai Cave Divers, 7 percent; Korean President Moon Jae-in, 6 percent; Michelle Obama, 5 percent; Planet Earth, 5 percent; Mohammed bin Salman, 4 percent; Christine Blasey Ford, 4 percent; and Undocumented Children, 4 percent.
Those who got 3 percent so far are Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga,Meghan Markle, Robert Mueller, Stacey Abrams, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick, Simone Biles and Justin Trudeau.
In October, BTS graced the cover of TIME magazine’s Asian and South Pacific editions as the magazine chose them as one of the 2018 Next Generation Leaders.
BTS also made it to TIME’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet last June. They won the TIME 100 Reader Poll of the most influential people in April with 16 percent followed by President Moon, former US President Barack Obama, The Dreamers and Millie Bobby Brown.
The boy band recently got three more music certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).