BTS was awarded the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards 2018! This is the 2nd time in a row that they’ve achieved this feat after they made world history for being the first K-Pop artist to win the award back in 2017.
The group participated in the prestigious event hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Top Social Artist award is determined by votes from fans on Billboard’s official website, as well as on Twitter. A.R.M.Y around the world have been tweeting with the hashtag “#” ever since they were nominated.
BTS beat out some of the hottest names in the American music industry, such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes.
While accepting the award, RM devoted the honor to their fans who changed their lives as much as BTS has changed theirs.
“Thank you so much to Billboard Music Awards for this precious award two years in a row! This time we had a chance to think about what ‘social’ really means for us and some of our fans told us that our music really changed their lives. And now, we realize that our words truly carry weight thanks to you guys. And A.R.M.Ys out there, you guys, your words keep us going and keep us striving!” — RM
Jimin closed off by re-stating their love in Korean on live broadcast.
“This award is really one that you all are receiving. We sincerely thank you and we love you!” — Jimin
Shortly after they were announced as the winner, the whole group posted a celebratory post on Twitter – once again, thanking their fans.
2년 연속 상을 받을 수 있도록 함께 해준 아미들에게 감사합니다
Thanks for this precious award two years in a row!!! ARMY, this one's for you! pic.twitter.com/z23PQgSmSG
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) May 21, 2018
“Thanks for this precious award two years in a row!!! ARMY, this one’s for you!” — @bts_bighit
BTS became the first of many records at the BBMAs this year. They became the first K-Pop artist to win two Billboard Music Awards trophy, the only K-Pop group to win Top Social Artist twice in a row, and they will soon be the first K-Pop artist to perform at the BBMAs!
BTS will perform “FAKE LOVE” at the award ceremony.
Congratulations to another great year at the BBMAs with BTS!