BTS' producer to receive presidential award

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2017-12-04 17:43 Updated : 2017-12-04 17:43
글씨작게 글씨크게

[Big Hit Entertainment YouTube channel]


Bang Shi-hyuk, the producer who created BTS, will receive a presidential citation for nurturing the seven-member group into one of South Korea's most popular K-pop band in the world.

The CEO of Big Hit Entertainment, BTS' agency, will be commended at the "2017 Korea Content Awards" on Tuesday, the culture ministry said in a statement. People who contributed to the growth of South Korea's culture get awards at the annual event. 

Because of its worldwide popularity, the group won "Top Social Artist" at the 2017 Billboard music awards earlier this year. "Love Youself : Her", produced by Bang, became the highest ranked K-pop album on Billboard's 200 Chart.

Backed by a strong fandom built on a series of successful hit songs, BTS was invited to perform live at popular talk shows in the United States last month. The group's latest song "Mic Drop" took the top place in America's iTunes Song Chart last week.