BTS had a huge night at Sunday’s American Music Awards, maybe even a miracle night.
The boy band from South Korea ended the show performing their AMA-winning hit “Butter” and won every award for which they were nominated for favourite pop duo or group (for the third time in a row); favourite pop song (“Butter”) and the coveted artist of the year award (for the first time).
Accepting the best artist award, 27-year-old RM nervously said from the stage, “This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we will never take this for granted.”
“Four years ago, we had given this first-time-ever TV live performance at this AMAs stage for ‘DNA.’ We were so excited and nervous at the time,” RM said. “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 for the ARMY. Seven boys from Korea, united by a love for music, met the love and support from all the ARMY all over the world.”
Ahead of the televised show, taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, a slew of awards were announced earlier in the day. Taylor Swift broke her own record when she won favourite female pop artist for the seventh time and topped her previous record for most AMA wins of all time. Swift also won for the best pop album “evermore” during the show and now has 34 AMA trophies.
Olivia Rodrigo, who had the most AMA nominations of the night with seven, won new artist of the year.
Also winning three awards each were Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. Ed Sheeran won favourite male pop artist while Drake and Megan Thee Stallion won the favourite male and female hip-hop artists.
For the complete list of all AMAs winners this year, check out USA Today.
Published on HOLR Magazine.