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BTS Billboard Music Award Makes History As First Ever Kpop Crossover; ‘Armys’ Overwhelm Social Media

by Guenee Simmons / Jun 06, 2017 03:16 AM EDT
Billboard Music Awards 2017

BTS attended Sunday night's annual Billboard Music Awards, which was held in Las Vegas Nevada. The Kpop boy band took home the Top Social Artist Award during the event hosted by former "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris.

BTS Fans Blow Up Social Media

The seven-member Kpop group BTS, which means Bangtan Sonyeondan, blew up the social media during the duration of the Awards night. According to reports, the boy band's fandom, which is also called the "Armys" overwhelmed the feeds with support for their favorite Kpop idols.

BTS' first US awards show appearance, meantime, paved the way for them to bring home the award for Top Social Artist, which earned them some new fans in the process. Given such, BTS could likely become one of the first real foreign crossover success stories in Kpop.

Meantime, the recent Billboard Music Awards had a few social media uproar from BTS, including meaningful tributes for Cher and Celine Dion. The more than three-hour show was also filled with live performances from Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, The Chainsmokers, John Legend and Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Sam Hunt and Halsey, Time reported.

BTS Joined The Biggest Names In Music

The recent Billboard Music Awards was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, which showcased some of the biggest names in the music industry, and BTS had the privilege to take part of the said event. As reports indicate, the awards show is a decent barometer of the music industry right now, although not as well-respected as The Grammys.

Performances from Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Cher and Miley Cyrus were followed by Drake. The Canadian rapper came out on top after getting 13 massive awards and breaking the record set by Adele. Meanwhile, Coldplay was awarded as the Best Rock Group, Beyonce for Best Touring Artist and Twenty One Pilots for the Top Group Award,  NME reported.

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