Billboard Music Awards 2021: BTS Wins 4 Awards Sweep
Fresh out of their new summer song, Butter, which already racked up records for the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours and the biggest song debut on Spotify, BTS made history again today, sweeping through the four categories in which they are nominated. for the Billboard Music Awards. The South Korean superstars extend their winning streak in the Top Social Artist category, winning the award for the fifth consecutive year.
Billboard artists also won the Top Duo / Group category, the second time to win the award. Their success at the top of the charts, Dynamite, which earned them their first Grammy nomination, won the best-selling song and subsequently won the award for best artist in song sales. The upbeat disco-pop song spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and made history as the first song by a South Korean band to debut at number one.
They also become the first Asian act to rank a number one song since Sukiyaki of Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto in 1963. Dynamite was the best-selling single in the United States in 2020, the only song to surpass more than one million downloads.
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This year’s Billboard Music Awards are the most nominations the group has received and winning of all murders is their highest number of awards in the awards event, adding to their growing list of historic accolades. . The band also debuted their new record single, Butter-marking the fourth year to perform at the BBMAs.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the group was unable to personally attend the awards ceremony. Recreating the Seoul BBMA red carpet, BTS frontman RM thanked his fans, ARMY for their support.
“It is truly an honor to win such an important title,” he said of winning the title of best artist in song sales. This is the first year that the group has been nominated and won the award. “We wanted to share new energy through Dynamite and we think this award is proof that we have achieved that goal, “he added. Jin also said,” Thank you for loving our music and thank you for all the prizes we won tonight.
With this sweep of four awards, there’s clearly no way to stop BTS’s meteoric rise – not that it’s necessary because at this point it looks like the group is heading for global domination and we. are definitely here for that.
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