BTS Became The First Asian Act To Win Artist Of The Year At The American Music Awards
BTS just made history at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs)! The K-pop boy group attended the AMAs that took place at the Microsoft Threater in Los Angeles on 21 November and snagged 3 awards that they were nominated for, which are Favourite Pop Duo or Group, Favourite Pop Song for "Butter", and Artist of the Year.
The lineup BTS was up against were Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd. More importantly, BTS became the first Asian act in history to win the Artist of the Year at the AMAs, and also the third consecutive year of winning the Favourite Pop Duo or Group award.
When announced as winners, BTS came up on stage to receive their award and thanking the ARMY: “Thank you ARMY, and thank you AMAs so much for this. For three years in a row, wow! This is all possible thanks to ARMY. You’re our universe. It took four years to be on this stage to get this trophy. Thank you so much. Actually it means to us even more because we’re actually a small boy band from Korea. We just got united by the love for our music, and all we want to do is just spread love, the good vibes and energy through music and performance. But without you guys, ARMY, we couldn’t have done anything. Thank you so much.”
BTS was also an act at the ceremony, they performed "My Universe" which was a collaboration with Coldplay and also "Butter". Congratulations on all 3 awards BTS!
Watch them receive the awards here: