SEOUL – November 22, 2021 – 21st century pop icons BTS were named Artist of the Year at 2021 American Music Awards, four years after the band delivered its first live performance on TV in the U.S. on the very same stage.
At the awards show held at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles on November 21, the septet was also crowned Favorite Pop Song for “Butter” and Favorite Pop Duo or Group, taking home all three awards they were nominated for.
Artist of the Year, BTS said, “It’s been an amazing ride, but nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us standing here and receiving this award. Seven boys from Korea, united by our love for music, met love and support from all around the world. We will never take this for granted.” They added, “We believe that this is the beginning of our new chapter.”
BTS have won awards at American Music Awards for four consecutive years since their first prize in 2018, including Favorite Social Artist and Tour of the Year. This year’s accomplishments mark the first time the band has received Favorite Pop Song and Artist of the Year, the top prize of the awards show.
This year, the band also dazzled the audience with a first-ever live performance of their latest single “My Universe” with Coldplay, alongside a powerful performance of “Butter” for the show’s finale.
BTS is soon set to return to the concert stage after a record breaking night. ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA,’ their first offline concert since 2019, will take place at LA’s SoFi Stadium on November 27, November 28, December 1, and December 2.