Korean group BTS won the “Artist of the Year” award – the most important category of the American Music Awards (AMAs) 2021.
According to CNN, on the morning of November 22 (Vietnam time), BTS surpassed a series of famous names such as Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd to receive the most important title. The Korean group also won the awards “Favorite Pop Group” and “Favorite Pop Song” for the hit “Butter”.
The group’s representative thanked fans on Twitter after winning the award, “We are very grateful to those who have supported our music, especially the fan club ARMY. We love you!”. The post attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and comments within minutes. Many fans congratulated BTS on their achievements in the US market.
During the award ceremony, BTS also drew attention with the performance of the songs “Butter” and “My Universe” with the band Coldplay. As soon as Cardi B announced the performance, the entire hall cheered so loudly that the audience could no longer hear the MC’s introduction clearly. The AMAs awards ceremony also had the participation of many big stars of the music industry such as Jennifer Lopez, Mickey Guyton, Bruno Mars…
Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion were the most successful female artists at the ceremony with three awards. Stallion was honored with “Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist” along with “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” and “Favorite Trending Song”. Doja Cat won the categories “Combination of the Year”, “Favorite Female R&B Artist” and “R&B Album of the Year”.
Olivia Rodrigo – the recipient of the most nominations – won the grand category “New Artist of the Year”. Taylor Swift – “Artist of the Year 2020” – won two titles of “Favorite Pop Artist” and “Favorite Pop Album” for Evermore. Some other artists with awards at the show include Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Drake, Cardi B…
AMAs was launched in 1973, is one of three prestigious music awards in the US besides Grammy and Billboard. Since 2006, the awards are decided by votes on the official website of the program. Previously, the judges awarded awards based on the criteria of revenue, plays on mass media. This year’s event took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Cardi B.