BTS Win “Artist Of The Year” At The 2021 American Music Awards, Makes History Once Again

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“BTS made history again during this year’s 2021 American Music Awards which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on 21st November. “Artist Of The Year!” BTS can add that award to their two awards, thus winning all three awards they were nominated in. By winning the highly competitive) Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd), much coveted “Artist of the Year,” BTS has become the first Asian act in history to win such an accolade at the AMAs. For “Favorite Pop Duo/Group” award, this is BTS’s third consecutive year winning it. BTS performed “My Universe” together with Coldplay and performed their song of the summer, “Butter.” as well. Receiving the awards, RM, SUGA, Jung Kook and V gave their speeches.

That moment…

The speech

“Thank you AMAs, we’re truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists right over here. We’re so honored. Thanks for that.” After a pause, he admitted, “I’m nervous, yeah… 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

“We just wanted to make people happy with our music. We believe that this award opens the beginning of our new chapter. In the past few years, we learned that each and every moment is precious. So in 2022, we want to focus on…” Jung Kook

“I’m deeply touched by this award. I appreciate your love. Thank you ARMY, thank you AMAs. Thank you, we purple you!” V

Suga delivered his speech in Korean, “4 years ago we performed our debut stage at AMAs for the first time, had no idea we’d receive the Artist of The Year Award like this and all of this (happened) because of ARMY! Thank you ARMY!”

BTS with their three trophies

Pictures worth a million words

Yonhap via Reuters
Yonhap via Reuters
Yonhap via Reuters

CONGRATULATIONS BTS! Well deserved!

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