BTS + ARMYs = 4 Lyfers!
ICYMI: BTS just became the first Asian artists to dominate the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs)!
The 7-member K-Pop boy group just swept not one, not two, but THREE of the awards show’s most prestigious awards—a feat that the group is truly deserving of. Winning “Artist of the Year”, “Favorite Pop Duo or Group”, and “Favorite Pop Song”, BTS addressed and thanked their fans, or ARMYs, where leader RM referred to them as their “universe”.
BTS also took to the stage and performed twice during the AMAs night— one with Coldplay as they sang their collab song “Universe” and hyped the crowd together, and closed the night with “Butter” as they were decked in yellow clothing and danced under a yellow heart. Their “Butter” performance was supposed to be with Megan Thee Stallion, who on Saturday announced that she would be unable to perform “due to an unexpected personal matter”.
Before antis get mad about how BTS just bagged three major awards, here’s how to better understand the voting process, according to MRC: “Nominees are based on key fan interactions— as reflected on the Billboard charts— including streaming, album sales, song sales, and radio airplay. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, and cover the time period September 25, 2020, through September 23, 2021. The American Music Awards are voted entirely by fans.”
ARMYs all around the world became emotional at the boy group’s praiseworthy achievement, showering all of their congratulations and love for “one of the world’s biggest acts” on social media.
HE TATA MIC’D THE AMA TROPHY!!! 😭 pic.twitter.com/1ymTfDncKM
— Mel⁷ IS SEEING BTS IN LA 11/27 & 11/28 (@withlovebts7) November 22, 2021
WTF I'M SCREAMING HE'S FINE FINE 😳😳😭🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
KIM TAEHYUNG AT AMA
— Nora ☔︎︎ (@Winter_GirI) November 21, 2021
Congratulations! BTS(@bts_bighit), the Honorary Tourism Ambassador for Seoul, has won three awards at the 2021 AMA: the “Favorite Pop Group” award, “Favorite Pop Song,” and the Asian artist’s first-ever “Artist of the year.”
📷Photo by: NEWSIS#ISeoulU #BTS #AMA pic.twitter.com/3OPkwmcidI
— Seoul Government (@Seoul_gov) November 22, 2021
Congratulations to BTS for the AMA sweep! First Asian artist to win the AMA Artist of the Year award.#AMAsBTS pic.twitter.com/P7Gjh9SXfh
— simply_tannies⁷ (@BTS_OT7_eternal) November 22, 2021
bts telling us about their ama experience pic.twitter.com/GNjqadWU19
— arin (@moonddng) November 22, 2021
K-MEDIA IS WILD!!!!
at Naver Homepage, breaking news!
[BREAKING] BTS, Artist of The Year 'AMA' Daesang
[BREAKING] '2021 AMA' BTS, Artist of The Year Daesang
[BREAKING] BTS, America '3 Music Awards' AMA 'Daesang' … Artist of The Year#BTSxAMAs pic.twitter.com/GoWCEoiBg4
— keci⁷⁺¹ | (kinda ia) (@likechizu) November 22, 2021
bts is the first asian act in ama history to win artist of the year i’m so proud of them 😭😭
— ً (@filesjk) November 22, 2021
Kookie on stage playing with the AMA trophy with ginger Yoongi, the cutest#BTSxAMAs #AMAsTNT BTS BTS BTS @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/JugI2rKv0w
— Rach⁷ (@butterjungkooky) November 22, 2021
#BTSxAMAs@BTS_twt is the:
-First Asian act to win a Grand prize (Aoty)
-First Korean Act to win an Ama
-First Kpop Group to be nominated
-First Kpop Group to perform
– First korean Act to win Best Song
First non-English Act to win Best Group
-Most awarded Asian Act
— shady bts (@thshadybtsfacts) November 22, 2021
AMA -BTS BUTTER (2) pic.twitter.com/yr3xk01BZx
— •◡• (@mombo_play) November 22, 2021
FROM THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD BUTTER TO NOW THAT THEY ARE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT AMA'S. 👏👏👏 SEOKJIN'S VERSE ON 🔥🔥🔥 SLAYING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS SUPERSTAR SEOKJIN!!!#AMAs#BTSxAMAs @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/SFtA3yYMAA
— WORLDWIDE HIT YOURS 💙 (@JinCrave) November 22, 2021
I can’t believe he went “and the AMA goes to…” and the crowd did not hesitate and yelled “BTS” before he even opened the envelope. This is unheard of. I love it.
— Tori⁷ (@SugaHigh5) November 22, 2021
THEY FUCKING HELD MIN YOONGI’s HAND I AM NOT OKAY😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/UqtJI5ounj
— iRA⁷ IS PROUD OF BTS (@wildjmpark) November 22, 2021
BTS WINNING ARTIST OF THE YEAR AS THEY SHOULD AMA SWEEP #BTSxAMAs pic.twitter.com/8oxAAgaIR2
— Chacha ⁷ (@chimmychacha) November 22, 2021
Congratulations, BTS! Keep paving the way for other Asian acts to get recognition in other Western music awards!
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