BTS Wins in 3 Categories at the 2021 AMA Including 'Artist of the Year' + Performs 'My Universe' with Coldplay

BTS has won in the three categories they were nominated in at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs), including "Artist of the Year"!

BTS Takes Home 3 Awards including 'Artist of the Year' at the 2021 AMA

On Nov. 21 local time, this year's American Music Awards was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and was airing live on ABC.

BTS at the 2021 AMA
(Photo : Instagram: @amas)
BTS on the 2021 AMA red carpet

In between performances of the singers, the winners in each category were announced one after another and one of the names called was BTS.

In particular, the global boy group has won in the three categories in which they were nominated in, one of which is "Favorite Pop Duo or Group."

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BTS at the 2021 AMA
(Photo : Instagram: @ontheredcarpet)
BTS on the 2021 AMA red carpet

Upon announcing BTS as the winner of "Favorite Pop Duo or Group", the audience members went wild, especially the ARMYs who were present at the 2021 AMA. This is the third year in a row that the septet has taken home the said award since 2019.

As soon as they claimed the "Favorite Pop Duo or Group" trophy, the BTS members expressed their gratitude to the fans and the American Music Awards.

BTS J-Hope was the first to give his speech. He said, "Thank you ARMY and thank you AMA, so much for this. Wow! For three years in a row." Jin added, "This is all possible thanks to ARMY. You're our universe."

BTS RM then said, "It took [us] four years to be in the United States to get this trophy. Thank you so much and actually, this means to us even more because we're actually a small boy band from Korea."

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He continued, "We just got united by the love for our music and all we want to do is just to spread love, good vibes and energy through music and performance. But, you know, without you guys, ARMY, we could have never done anything. Thank you so much. [We] appreciate it. Thank you."

In addition to "Favorite Pop Duo or Group," BTS also won the "Favorite Pop Song" at the 2021 AMA with their hit song "Butter."

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During their acceptance speech, BTS RM said, "Our 'Butter' has received so much love this year. All I wanted to do was just put out the positive energy despite these hard times. You know, this award truly proves that reaches many people's hearts. Never take for granted. Thank you so much."

Finally, BTS was announced as the "Artist of the Year" at the 2021 AMA. This is the first time that the K-pop group received such big recognition at the American awards show.

Congratulations to BTS on winning the "Favorite Pop Duo or Group," "Favorite Pop Song" and most importantly the "Artist of the Year"!

BTS Performs Collab Track 'My Universe' with Coldplay at the 2021 AMA

On another note, BTS has taken the stage of this year's American Music Awards to perform their recent collaboration song "My Universe" with the British rock band Coldplay.

BTS x Coldplay My Universe
(Photo : Twitter: @bts_bighit)

The two boy bands treated the audience to an energetic performance of the English-language track. During their number, BTS and Coldplay directly interacted with the audience members, singing in front of them.

Watch BTS and Coldplay's "My Universe" performance at the 2021 AMA here!

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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