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BTS Named 2020 TIME Entertainer Of The Year, LeBron James Earns Athlete Of The Year Honor

TIME will be announcing its Person of the Year Thursday night.

BTS for TIME Magazine | Cover by Mok Jung Wook, courtesy of TIME Publicity

“Jump up to the top, Lebron,” sings Jung Kook in a memorable line from BTS’ smash hit “Dynamite.”

As far as TIME is concerned, both BTS and LeBron James are indeed at the very tops of their respective fields.

The publication today announced BTS as its 2020 Entertainer of the Year. James concurrently earned the Athlete of the Year honor.

The announcements precede Thursday night’s Person of the Year special on NBC, during which TIME will reveal its most coveted annual honor. BTS will be performing “Dynamite” during the special, which airs at 10PM ET.

Officially dated December 21, the Person of the Year issue will be available on newsstands this Friday. TIME’s interview with BTS is already available here. Its LeBron James piece is also online.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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