BTS Make History at the American Music Awards 2021

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BTS are making history as they continue soaring up winning not one but three awards at the American Music Awards 2021 ceremony! They took home awards for Favourite Pop Duo or Group, which is their third time winning in that category; Favourite Pop Song with their summer hit single “Butter”; and last but not least, The Artist of the Year, beating Taylor Swift, Drake, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd!

All seven members, consisting of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, attended the Los Angeles awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater on the 21st of November, even admitting during their acceptance speech that they were nervous. He said, “I seriously forgot what I gotta say. Thank you AMAs. We’re truly honoured to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists right over here. We’re so honoured. Thanks for that. I’m nervous, yeah. Four years ago, we had given this first-time-ever TV live performance at this stage AMAs for DNA. We were so 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 for the ARMY. Seven boys from Korea, united by a love for music, met the love and support from all the ARMY all over the world. Thank you HYBE, thank you staff, all the people.”

The group’s leader RM spoke of never taking any of their success for granted, before Jungkook said, “We just want to make people happy with our music. We believe that there’s a world to open in the beginning of our new chapter. We learned in the past two years that each and every moment is precious.” V then took the mic and ended by saying, “I’m deeply touched by this award. I appreciate your love. Thank you ARMY, thank you AMAs. Thank you, we purple you!” BTS are the first Korean band to take the Artist of the Year award, as well as the first non-Americans to do so since One Direction’s win in 2015. 

Check out the clip of BTS winning the Artist of the Year award down below!

After being announced winners for Favourite Pop Duo or Group, J-Hope said, “Thank you ARMY, and thank you AMAs so much for this. For three years in a row, wow!” Next, Jin took the mic and added, “This is all possible thanks to ARMY. You’re our universe.” Finally, RM wrapped up the speech by saying, “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.”

Check out the clip of BTS winning the Favourite Pop Duo or Group award down below!

When BTS came back on stage to accept the Favourite Pop Song award, Jimin said, “Thank you ARMY, thank you AMAs, and thank you everyone for loving our song ‘Butter’.” Jungkook also added, “‘Butter’ is a special song to us. We hope it makes you feel smooth like butter.” Once again, RM wrapped up by saying, “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.”

Watch the clip of BTS winning the Favourite Pop Song award down below!

BTS performed “My Universe” joining Coldplay for their collaboration at the AMAs, as well as their hit single “Butter”!

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