American Music Awards – BTS, first Asian band to win Artists of the Year

South Korean band BTS had a huge night time at the American Music Awards. They not only won the extremely coveted ‘Artist of the Year’, in addition they picked up the Best pop track of the 12 months and Best duo or group. Significantly, BTS are the primary Asian musicians to pick up the principle award in an in any other case white-washed US pop industry.
Accepting the Artist of the Year award, their third visit to the rostrum on the night time, 27 yr old chief RM, and the only member who speaks fluent English, stated that “this complete factor is a miracle”.
“Seriously, we will by no means take this without any consideration. Four years in the past, we had given this first-time-ever TV reside efficiency at this AMAs stage for ‘DNA’ (the song has recorded over 1.3 billion views on YouTube since its debut). We were so excited and nervous at the time”.
(That Interesting was BTS’s first reside efficiency on US TV).
“It’s been an extended and amazing experience since then, but no person might have ever wager on the chances of us standing right here receiving this award.”
The band’s Best Pop music award went to their single “Butter” which spent 10 weeks this year at the #1 spot on the Billboard Singles Chart, one other breakthrough achievement by the band of seven members who have steadily damaged by way of music’s bamboo curtain since they debuted in 2013.

Having struggled their method up the gruelling K-Pop (Korean pop music) ladder, BTS always had their eye on winning an AMA or, heaven-forbid, a Grammy (they have been nominated for a 2021 Grammy but didn’t win their class for Best Song “Dynamite”.)
They stored busy throughout Covid doing online concerts and crafting 2 English-language pop bops – “Dynamite” and “Butter”. These have been the only English-language songs the band have recorded, in addition to a Steve Aioki collab “Waste it on me”. In the previous month they’ve also released a collaboration with Coldplay “My Universe”, which is in Korean and English.
Bottomline, they developed their monumental international reputation on the again of Korean-language lyrics!
At their acceptance speech all 7 had a moment on the microphone, all except RM in rehearsed English or of their native Korean language. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook had been humble and excited at their main US breakthrough.
“Seven boys from Korea, united by a love for music, met the love and support from all the ARMY all round the world.”
That ‘Army’ is the band’s large fan base all over the world, in all probability the biggest fandom of any band as BTS has weaponised social media over the past eight years to succeed in audiences in a method that’s been impossible within the days earlier than social media.

PHOTO: BTS carry out their collaboration with Coldplay, “My Universe” on the 2021 AMA
BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) have shared thousands of candid moments, 2 massively popular TV series, and a library of dance follow clips, or simply goofing round, which has endeared them to a world fan base.
In different AMA moments, Taylor Swift broke her personal report when she gained favourite female pop artist for the 7th time and topped her earlier document for most AMA wins of all time. She additionally won for greatest pop album “Evermore” during the present and now has a total of 34 AMA trophies.
Olivia Rodrigo, who had 7 AMA nominations on the night, gained New artist of the 12 months.
Winning three awards each have been Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion (who additionally did a collaboration withe BTS this year with a version of “Butter”). Ed Sheeran received Favourite male pop artist while Drake and Megan Thee Stallion gained Favourite female and male hip-hop artists.
American Music Awards nominees are chosen based mostly on fan interactions with their favorite music and artists, including streaming, album gross sales, track sales, radio airplay, social engagement) that are tracked by Billboard and its knowledge partner MRC Data.
Complete listing of 2021 American Music Award nominees and winners…
New Artist of the Year
Winner: Olivia Rodrigo
Masked Wolf
Artist of the Year
Winner: BTS
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd
Collaboration of the 12 months
“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
Favourite trending song
“Buss It” – Erica Banks
“Beggin’” – Måneskin
Winner: “Body” – Megan Thee Stallion
“drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna
Favourite 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
“drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Save Your Tears” – The Weeknd
Favourite male pop artist
Winner: Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd
Favourite feminine pop artist
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Winner: Taylor Swift
Favourite pop duo or group
Winner: BTS
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
Favourite pop album
“positions” – Ariana Grande
“Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa
“sour” – Olivia Rodrigo
Winner: “evermore” – Taylor Swift
“F— LOVE” – The Kid LAROI
Favourite pop song
Winner: “Butter” – BTS
“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA
“Levitating” – Dua Lipa
“drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo
“Save Your Tears (Remix)” – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
Favourite male country artist
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Winner: Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Favourite feminine country artist
Winner: Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Favourite country duo or group
Winner: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
Favourite country album
“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
Winner: “Goldmine” – Gabby Barrett
“Hey World” – Lee Brice
“Born Here Live Here Die Here” – Luke Bryan
“Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen
Favourite nation song
“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young & Kane Brown
Winner: “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
“Forever After All” – Luke Combs
“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
Delivery: Varies
Favourite male hip-hop artist
Winner: Drake
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke
Favourite female hip-hop artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
Favourite 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
Favourite hip-hop song
Winner: “Up” – Cardi B
“Lemonade” – Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV
“Calling My Phone” – Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK
“RAPSTAR” – Polo G
“What You Know Bout Love” – Pop Smoke
Favourite male R&B artist
Chris Brown
Winner: The Weeknd
Favourite feminine R&B artist
Winner: Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Favourite R&B Album
Winner: “Planet Her” – Doja Cat
“When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time” – Giveon
“Back of My Mind” – H.E.R.
“Heaux Tales” – Jazmine Sullivan
“Missunderstood” – Queen Naija
Favourite R&B song
“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug
“Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
“Damage” – H.E.R.
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan
Favourite male Latin artist
Winner: Bad Bunny
J Balvín
Rauw Alejandro
Favourite feminine Latin artist
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Natti Natasha
Favourite Latin duo or group
Winner: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho
Los Dos Carnales
Favourite 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
Favourite Latin track
“Dákiti” – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez
“LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE” – Bad Bunny x Rosalía
“Pepas” – Farruko
“telepatía” – Kali Uchis
“Hawái (Remix)” – Maluma & The Weeknd
Favourite rock artist
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Winner: Machine Gun Kelly
Favourite inspirational artist
Winner: Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams
Favourite gospel artist
Winner: Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Favourite dance/electronic artist
David Guetta
Winner: Marshmello
Dj Regard

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