Recently, it was revealed which artists were generating the most revenue from the second half of 2018 to the first half of 2019. While the list was dominated by Western artists, like Taylor Swift at number one, BTS rose as the only Korean act at 15th place.
From the second half of 2018 to the first half of 2019, BTS profited $57 million USD, which is roughly ₩68,513,430 KRW. People who made similar amounts include Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, who are both made $57.5 million USD, as well as Billy Joey, who made $52 million USD.
Many have expressed how impressed they are with BTS, citing that five years ago, it would be highly unlikely to see an Asian act on the list. BTS are helping pave the way for upcoming Asian artists, and many are praising the group for being a pioneer in spreading Asian and Korean music to the West.