K-Pop group BTS makes history at this year’s American Music Awards

BTS won three awards at this year's American Music Awards.

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Pao Apostol

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11/22/2021 08:49 PM
K-Pop group BTS makes history at this year’s American Music Awards
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South Korean boy group BTS has just made history at the American Music Awards (AMAs) 2021. 

Having been named as the Artist of the Year, K-Pop group BTS is the first-ever Asian group to win the award — the biggest for the night. 

“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,” member RM said. 


“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,” he added. 

Jungkook, on the other hand, said: “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…” and stopped. V took the microphone and said, “I’m deeply touched by this award. I appreciate your love. Thank you ARMY, thank you AMAs. Thank you, we purple you!”

BTS also won Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song for “Butter.” 

“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,” RM said as he accepted the Favirute Pop Duo or Group award. 

“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,” he added. 

 

 

BTS also performed their collaboration with Coldplay — “My Universe” — on the AMAs stage. 

See the full list of winners below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

BTS *WINNER

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn

Giveon

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER

The Kid LAROI

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior "Mood"

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez "DÁKITI"

Chris Brown & Young Thug "Go Crazy"

Doja Cat ft. SZA "Kiss Me More" *WINNER

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon "Peaches"

 

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG

Erica Banks "Buss It"

Måneskin "Beggin'"

Megan Thee Stallion "Body" *WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo "drivers license"

Popp Hunna "Adderall (Corvette Corvette)"

 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) "Leave The Door Open"

Cardi B "Up"

Lil Nas X "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" *WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo "drivers license"

The Weeknd "Save Your Tears"

 

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Drake

Ed Sheeran *WINNER

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift *WINNER

 

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP

AJR

BTS *WINNER

Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

 

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

Ariana Grande "Positions"

Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia"

Olivia Rodrigo "SOUR"

Taylor Swift "evermore" *WINNER

The Kid LAROI "F*CK LOVE"

 

FAVORITE POP SONG

BTS "Butter" *WINNER

Doja Cat ft. SZA "Kiss Me More"

Dua Lipa "Levitating"

Olivia Rodrigo "drivers license"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande "Save Your Tears (Remix)"

 

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan *WINNER

Luke Combs

*Morgan Wallen

 

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Carrie Underwood *WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay *WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM

Chris Stapleton "Starting Over"

Gabby Barrett "Goldmine" *WINNER

Lee Brice "Hey World"

Luke Bryan "Born Here Live Here Die Here"

*Morgan Wallen "Dangerous: The Double Album"

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG

Chris Stapleton "Starting Over"

Chris Young & Kane Brown "Famous Friends"

Gabby Barrett "The Good Ones" *WINNER

Luke Combs "Forever After All"

Walker Hayes "Fancy Like"

 

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Drake *WINNER

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

 

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion *WINNER

Saweetie

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM

Drake "Certified Lover Boy"

Juice WRLD "Legends Never Die"

Megan Thee Stallion "Good News" *WINNER

Pop Smoke "Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon"

Rod Wave "SoulFly"

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG

Cardi B "Up" *WINNER

Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV "Lemonade"

Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK "Calling My Phone"

Polo G "RAPSTAR"

Pop Smoke "What You Know Bout Love"

 

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd *WINNER

Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST

Doja Cat *WINNER

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

 

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM

Doja Cat "Planet Her" *WINNER

Giveon "When It's All Said And Done... Take Time"

H.E.R. "Back of My Mind"

Jazmine Sullivan "Heaux Tales"

Queen Naija "missunderstood"

 

FAVORITE R&B SONG

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) "Leave The Door Open" *WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug "Go Crazy"

Giveon "Heartbreak Anniversary"

H.E.R. "Damage"

Jazmine Sullivan "Pick Up Your Feelings"

 

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST

Bad Bunny *WINNER

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Rauw Alejandro

 

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST

Becky G *WINNER

Kali Uchis

KAROL G

Natti Natasha

ROSALÍA

 

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga *WINNER

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

 

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM

Bad Bunny "EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO" *WINNER

Kali Uchis "Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)"

KAROL G "KG0516"

Maluma "PAPI JUANCHO"

Rauw Alejandro "Afrodisíaco"

 

FAVORITE LATIN SONG

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez "DÁKITI"

Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA "LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE"

Farruko "Pepas"

Kali Uchis "telepatía" *WINNER

Maluma & The Weeknd "Hawái (Remix)"

 

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST

AJR

All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly *WINNER

 

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST

CAIN

Carrie Underwood *WINNER

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

 

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST

Kanye West *WINNER

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

 

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

David Guetta

ILLENIUM

Marshmello *WINNER

Regard

Tiësto

The 49th annual AMAs was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, November 22 (Philippine Time).