On November 21 (local time), the 49th American Music Awards (AMAs) took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the United States.
On this day, BTS treated the audience to an energetic performance 'My Universe' with British rock band Coldplay, and 'Butter'.
At the awards ceremony, BTS won in total of three awards for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song with 'Butter'.
Out of the three awards, the Artist of the Year is considered the top award at the AMAs.
The group beat out five big names―Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd for it.
This marks the first time for any Asian act to win the top award at the AMAs.
RM said in English following a pause, "I seriously forgot what I've got to say. Thank you, AMAs, and we are honored to be on this stage with such incredible artists right here. We feel so honored, thank you for that."
He chuckled and continued, "I'm nervous. Yeah, I'm nervous. Four years ago, we gave our first-ever TV live performance in the U.S. on this very stage. We were really excited and nervous at that time. It's been a long and amazing ride since then. But nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us standing here receiving this award."
He went on, "Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from ARMY all around the world. This whole thing is a miracle. We'll never take this for granted. Thank you so much. Love you all. We want to give this honor to you guys. We also would like to thank our staff at HYBE labels and Big Hit Entertainment."
JUNGKOOK added in English, "We just wanted to make people happy with our music. We believe that this award will open a beginning of our new chapter."
The AMAs is one of the most prestigious music awards ceremonies alongside the Grammy Award and the Billboard Music Awards.
(Credit= 'bts_bighit' Twitter, American Music Awards of 2021)