Monday, May 22, 2017
K-pop group BTS makes history at Billboard Music Awards
Here they are making their #BBMAs Magenta Carpet debut... it's @BTS_twt! 👏 pic.twitter.com/rlt8wT2lQR
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2017
Korean group Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) made history as the first Korean group to be nominated and win an award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
BTS won the Top Social Artist award edging out other nominees like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendez.
The group's win also ended Bieber's six-year winning streak.
.@BTS_twt accepts Top Social Artist presented by @ion360, thanks to you guys! 💕 #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/lZWEuYXp6I
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 22, 2017
In their acceptance speech, the group thanked ARMY, their official fan club.
"ARMY, our fandom, thank you very much. We still cannot believe that we're standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards, oh my gosh," BTS leader, Rap Monster (Kim Nam-joon), said as they accepted their award.
BTS is the second Korean artist and first K-pop group to ever be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards
In 2013, Korean singer Psy won the Top Streaming Song (Video) award for "Gangnam Style." He was also nominated for five other categories on the same year.
BTS was recently in Manila for their two-day Wings Tour Concert.