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BTS Makes History As The First Asian Act To Win ‘Artist Of The Year’ At 2021 AMAs!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Nov 22, 2021 05:36 AM EST
BTS at 2021 American Music Awards

ARMYs around the world celebrate as BTS win the biggest award at the 2021 American Music Awards!

The 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and BTS, along with the biggest names in the music industry, graced the event.

BTS is nominated for three categories at the 2021 AMAs namely "Favorite Pop Duo or Group," "Favorite Pop Song" and the grand award "Artist of the Year."

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To the delight of fans, BTS swept all three awards they are nominated for.

For the third year in a row, BTS is the AMAs' "Favorite Pop Duo or Group." With this, BTS was very thankful. 

In their speech, BTS leader RM said, "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 also went on to win  the "Favorite Pop Song" award for their hit song "Butter." After receiving the award, on behalf of the BTS members, Jimin expressed his gratitude for the love and support that "Butter" received.

"Thanks to you all, 'Butter' has received so much love this year. All we had to do is just put out positive energy despite these hard times. This award truly proves that this song reaches many people's hearts. Never take for granted. Thank you so much," BTS leader RM shared.

The superstar K-Pop boy group also became this year's "Artist of the Year" beating the likes of Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd. With this win, BTS makes history as the first Asian act in the history of the American Music Awards to snag the "Artist of the Year" award. 

"Four years ago, we gave this first-time-ever TV live performance at this stage, AMAs, it was 'DNA,' and we were too excited and nervous at the time. And it's been a long and amazing ride since then, but nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us standing here receiving this award. Except you all, ARMY. Except you all. Seven boys from Korea, united by a love for music. We met the love and support from all the ARMYs all over the world. This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we'll never take this for granted. Thank you so much. We love you all, we want to give this honor to you guys. Thank you HYBE, thank you, staff, all the people," RM expressed after winning the "Artist of the Year" award.

BTS members RM, Suga, Jimin, J-Hope, Jin, V, and Jungkook bowed their heads and expressed their gratitude towards ARMYs for the newest milestone in their career.

READ: BTS's Jimin, ASTRO's Eunwoo, SF9's Rowoon, & More, November's Most Popular Boy Group Member!

Congratulations to BTS!

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