American Music Awards – BTS, first Asian group to win Artist of the Year award



South Korean group BTS had a huge night at the American Music Awards. They not only won the coveted “Artist of the Year”, they also won Best Pop Song of the Year and Best Duo or Group. Significantly, BTS are the first Asian musicians to win the main award in an otherwise whitewashed American pop industry.

Accepting the Artist of the Year award, their third podium visit on the night, the 27-year-old frontman RM, and the only member who speaks fluent English, said that “this is all a miracle”.

“Seriously, we’ll never take this for granted. Four years ago, we gave that very first live TV performance on this AMAs stage for “DNA” (the song has garnered over 1.3 billion views on YouTube since its debut). We were so excited and nervous at the time.

(This AMA performance was BTS’s first live performance on US television).

“It has been a long and incredible journey since then, but no one could ever have bet on the chances that we are here to receive this award.”

The band’s best pop song award went to their single “Butter” which spent 10 weeks this year at No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Chart, another landmark achievement from the 7-member group who have regularly pierced the curtain. bamboo music since their inception. in 2013.

After struggling to climb the grueling ranks of K-Pop (Korean pop music), BTS still had their sights set on winning an AMA or, God forbid, a Grammy (they were nominated for a 2021 Grammy but didn’t. not won their category for Best Song “Dynamite”.)

They stayed busy during Covid doing gigs online and creating 2 pop bops in English – “Dynamite” and “Butter”. These are the only songs in English that the group has recorded, in addition to a collaboration with Steve Aioki “Waste it on me”. Last month they also released a collaboration with Coldplay “My Universe”, which is in Korean and English.

Ultimately, they developed their huge worldwide popularity through lyrics in Korean!

During their acceptance speech, all 7 had a moment at the microphone, all except RM in repeated English or their native Korean language. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook were humble and excited about their major breakthrough in the United States.

“Seven boys from Korea, united by the love of music, met the love and support of all ARMYs around the world.”

This ‘army’ is the group’s huge fan base around the world, arguably the biggest fandom of all groups, as BTS has armed social media over the past 8 years to reach audiences in a way that was. impossible before social media.

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PHOTO: BTS completes collaboration with Coldplay, “My Universe” at AMA 2021

BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) shared thousands of candid moments, 2 hugely popular TV series and a library of dance practice clips, or just goofs, which endeared them to a worldwide fan base.

In other AMA moments, Taylor Swift broke her own record winning for the 7th time the Favorite Female Pop Artist and surpassing her previous record for most AMA wins of all time. She also won the award for Best Pop Album “Evermore” during the show and now has a total of 34 AMA trophies.

Olivia Rodrigo, who had 7 AMA nominations on the night, won the New Artist of the Year award.

Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion (who also collaborated with BTS this year with a version of “Butter”) won 3 awards each. Ed Sheeran took home the Favorite Male Pop Artist Award while Drake and Megan Thee Stallion won the Favorite Male and Female Hip-Hop Artist Award.

American Music Awards nominees are selected based on fan interactions with their favorite music and artists, including streaming, album sales, song sales, radio broadcasting, social engagement) which are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data.

Complete list of nominees and winners of the 2021 American Music Awards…

New Artist of the Year

Winner: Olivia Rodrigo



Masked wolf


Artist of the year

Winner: BTS

Ariana Grande


Taylor Swift

Olivia rodrigo

The weekend

Collaboration of the year

“Mood” – 24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior

“DÁKITI” – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

Winner: “Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA

“Peaches” – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Favorite Trending Song

“Buss It” – Erica Banks

“Beggin ‘” – MÃ¥neskin

Winner: “Corps” – Megan Thee Stallion

“Driving license” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna

Favorite music video

“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

“Up” – Cardi B

Winner: “MONTERO (Call me by your name)” – Lil Nas X

“Driving license” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Save Your Tears” – The Weeknd

Favorite Male Pop Artist


Winner: Ed Sheeran

Justin bieber

Lil Nas X

The weekend

Favorite female pop artist

Ariana Grande

Doja cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia rodrigo

Winner: Taylor Swift

Favorite duo or pop group


Winner: BTS

Glass animals

Bordeaux 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album

“Positions” – Ariana Grande

“Nostalgia for the future” – Dua Lipa

“sour” – Olivia Rodrigo

Winner: “Forever” – Taylor Swift

“F— LOVE” – The Kid LAROI

Favorite pop song

Winner: “Butter” – BTS

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA

“Levitating” – Dua Lipa

“Driving license” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Save Your Tears (Remix)” – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Country Artist

Chris Stapleton

Jason aldean

Winner: Luke Bryan

Luc Combs

Morgan wallen

Favorite female country artist

Winner: Carrie Underwood

Gabby Barrett

Kacey musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Preferred country duo or group

Winner: Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Former Domination

Zac Brown Band

Favorite country album

“Start Over” – Chris Stapleton

Winner: “Gold Mine” – Gabby Barrett

“Hey World” – Lee Brice

“Born here, live here, die here” – Luke Bryan

“Dangerous: the double album” – Morgan Wallen

Favorite country song

“Start Over” – Chris Stapleton

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown

Winner: “The Good” – Gabby Barrett

“Forever after all” – Luke Combs

“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes

Delivery: Varies

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

Winner: Drake

little baby

Money bag Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Winner: Megan Thee Stallion


Favorite hip-hop album

“Certified Lover Boy” – Drake

“Legends Never Die” – Juice WRLD

Winner: “Good News” – Megan Thee Stallion

“Shoot For The Stars Aim for the Moon” – Pop Smoke

“SoulFly” – Rod Wave

Favorite hip-hop song

Winner: “Up” – Cardi B

“Lemonade” – Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV

“Call my phone” – Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK

“RAPSTAR” – Polo G

“What You Know About Love” – ​​Pop Smoke

Favorite R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown



Winner: The Weeknd


Favorite female R&B artist

Winner: Doja Cat


Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko


Favorite R&B Album

Winner: “Planet Her” – Doja Cat

“When all is said and done … Take the time” – Giveon

“Back of My Mind” – SHE

“Heaux Contes” – Jazmine Sullivan

“Misunderstood” – Queen Naija

Favorite R&B song

“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Anniversary of Sorrow” – Giveon

“Too bad” – SHE

“Pick up your feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

Favorite male Latin artist

Winner: Bad Bunny

J. Balvin



Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

Becky g

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Natti natasha


Latin duo or group preferred

Winner: Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga

Caliber 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón By René Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin Album

Winner: “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” – Bad Bunny

“Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)” – Kali Uchis

“KG0516” – Karol G

“Papi Juancho” – Maluma

“Afrodisíaco” – Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Latin song

“Dakiti” – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE” – Bad Bunny x Rosalía

“Pepas” – Farruko

“Telepathy” – Kali Uchis

“Hawaii (Remix)” – Maluma & The Weeknd

Favorite rock artist


Lower than ever

Foo fighters

Glass animals

Winner: Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite inspirational artist


Winner: Carrie Underwood

Elevation worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach williams

Favorite gospel artist

Winner: Kanye West

Kirk franklin

Koryn hawthorne

Maverick city music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance / electronic artist

David Guetta


Winner: Marshmello

Dj Look


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