BTS Wins 2021 American Music Awards and Wins First-Time Artist of the Year
The 2021 American Music Awards took place on November 21. At the awards show, BTS took home all the awards they were nominated for and won the Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group, and Favorite Pop Song for “Butter” awards. . Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook also performed “My Universe” with Coldplay and their single “Butter”.
BTS won Artist of the Year at the 2021 American Music Awards
For Artist of the Year, BTS was nominated alongside Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. The 2021 AMAs marked the first time BTS had won Artist of the year.
The prize was announced towards the end of the show, and Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook hugged each other when they found out they had won. On stage, the members delivered a acceptance speech for the Artist of the Year.
“Thank you AMAs, and we are truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing and wonderful artists here,” said RM. “We are so honored. Thanks for that.”
He commented on his nervousness and referred to the first time BTS performed on television in the United States during the 2017 AMAs.
“We were like too excited and nervous,” RM said. “And it’s been a long, amazing hike since then. But no one could ever have bet on the odds that we would be here to receive this award except all of you, the ARMY. “
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After RM finished speaking, Suga gave his portion of the acceptance speech in Korean. Jungkook then stepped in and started talking about BTS’s “new chapter”. Before he could finish revealing BTS’s plans for 2022, Jin pulled him away from the microphone in a hug.
BTS won Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song
While Artist of the Year was BTS ‘most important victory of the evening, the group also won two more awards. At the 2021 AMAs, BTS won Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song for their single “Butter”.
“This is all possible because of ARMY, you are our universe,” Jin said in BTS’s acceptance speech for favorite duo or pop group.
“It meant even more to us because we were actually a small group of boys from Korea,” RM added.
When BTS won the favorite pop song for “Butter,” Jimin was the first member to speak during the group’s acceptance speech.
“Thank you,” he said. “Thank you, ARMY. And thank you AMA, and thank you all for enjoying our song “Butter”. Thank you.”
Jungkook then quoted the song’s lyrics as saying, “‘Butter’ is a special song for us, and we hope it makes you feel like ‘Smooth like butter’.”
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BTS performed two songs at the 2021 American Music Awards
In addition to winning all three awards for which they were nominated, BTS has performed twice during the 2021 AMAs. First, the group completed a collaboration milestone with Coldplay.
Together, the two groups performed “My Universe”, a single from Coldplay’s album. Music of the Spheres. BTS then performed their single “Butter,” the song that won them the award for Favorite Pop Song.