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Billboard BTS cover in running as American Society of Magazine Editors’ best

  • Published : Jan 4, 2019 - 14:48
  • Updated : Jan 4, 2019 - 14:48


The traditional Korean-style cover for Billboard featuring BTS is a candidate in the American Society of Magazine Editors’ best cover contest.

On Thursday, the US magazine shared the cover with the K-pop phenomenon on its Instagram account, captioned, “Our BTS cover is in the running for ASME’s best cover contest.”

ASME is an industry trade group for magazine journalists and editors of magazines published in the United States.

The photo, which was exclusively taken for Billboard in February last year, features all seven bandmates posing in distinct colorful jackets and black pants with a backdrop of Korean-style architecture at the Korea House in Seoul.

Online voting for the contest runs until Jan. 31 via ASME’s social media sites.

Still reigning atop Billboard’s Social 50 chart for a record of 17 months straight, BTS is set to resume its world tour with concerts in Nagoya, Japan on Jan. 12-13. The group continues on to perform in Singapore on Jan. 19, Fukuoka, Japan on Feb. 16-17, Hong Kong on March 20-21 and 23-24 and Bangkok on April 6-7.

By Hong Dam-young (lotus@heraldcorp.com)