NBC’s Today and Time magazine are teaming up for the 12th consecutive year to reveal Time’s Person of the Year.
A short list of 10 people will be revealed on Monday’s broadcast, and on Tuesday, Editor in Chief of Time, Edward Felsenthal, will be on Today to reveal the Person of the Year.
In 2017, Time’s Person of the Year was the Silence Breakers, the men and women who spoke out about sexual harassment and assault across a number of different industries. The official announcement was also made on Today.
Voting for the 2018 Time Person of the Year online reader poll closed on Thursday, and the winner is: Korean boy band BTS.
The seven-member K-Pop band beat out Planet Earth by just +.12 percent.
Other top vote-getters include the Thai cave divers, South Korean president Moon Jae-in; undocumented children; former First Lady Michelle Obama; Mohammed Bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia embroiled in controversy over past few months for his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi; Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro; Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.