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    Halsey Wrote A Touching Tribute To BTS After They Appeared In Time's "Most Influential People" Issue

    "Behind those three letters are seven astounding young men who believe that music is stronger than the barriers of language. It’s a universal dialect."

    On Wednesday, Time released the 2019 edition of its 100 "most influential people" list, and BTS is on it.

    .@halsey on @BTS_twt: “Behind those three letters are seven astounding young men who believe that music is stronger than the barriers of language. It’s a universal dialect” #TIME100 https://t.co/GPZ6jzzBYe

    Last year BTS were the cover stars for TIME's issue, where they were called "Next Generation Leaders". They recently won the Time 100 reader poll.

    Halsey, who collaborated with BTS on their new album, wrote a moving tribute for them.

    She first met the band in 2017 at the Billboard Music Awards.

    with @halsey .. 누가 저 합성 좀 해주세요 - RM

    After that, they became friends who have regularly supported each other's music.

    Congrats to our friend @halsey with her new album. Amazing voice! https://t.co/1FbCkr2mWu

    Halsey often shares photos of her with BT21 items. BT21 are characters created by BTS in collaboration with Line Friends.

    halsey using bt21 products on the daily for clear skin 😔

    The characters are used on the Korean-owned messaging app Line.

    In her tribute Halsey wrote: "Over the past few years, the K-pop group has taken the music industry by storm-shattering sales records, gathering accolades and performing across the globe for head-spinning audiences — all the while remaining exemplary ambassadors for their Korean culture."

    BTS / Via Twitter: @BTS_twt

    She wrote: "I have known 'the boys' — as I and other fans affectionately call them — for years and had the pleasure of traveling to Korea to hang with them on multiple occasions."

    It's happening! 🤩 @BTS_twt and @halsey are teaming up for the world television premiere performance of #BoyWithLuv at the @BBMAs! LIVE Wednesday, May 1 at 8/7c on NBC. #BBMAs

    She continued: "Outwardly, they are polished and professional, but hours of laughter, secret handshakes and gifts exchanged show those around them that underneath this showstopping, neatly groomed movement are just some guys who love music, one another and their fans."

    You can read the rest of the tribute, and watch a fun video interview by Time, here.

    Ikran Dahir is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

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