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BTS bags top prizes in American Music Awards

 Entertainment Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:23 PM, 22 November 2021  

K-Pop band BTS named the artist of the year in the American Music Awards 2021; Photo: Collected

K-Pop band BTS named the artist of the year in the American Music Awards 2021; Photo: Collected

The world’s most popular K-Pop band BTS has bagged top prizes in the American Music Awards 2021 on Sunday (November 21), beating top singers such as Taylor Swift, rapper Drake, pop singer Ariana Grande, teen phenomenon Olivia Rodrigo and Canadian The Weeknd.

The seven-member band from South Korea was named favorite pop group and won best pop song for their summer hit ‘Butter’. The band was also named the artist of the year.

“We’re truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists,” said Kim Nam-Joon, known as RM.

“It’s been a long and amazing ride… nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us standing here and receiving this award, except you all,” he added referring to the group’s fans – BTS ARMYs.

BTS closed the show with their ‘Butter’ song performances and earlier joined Coldplay on stage for a rendition of their single ‘My Universe’, marking a post-pandemic return to live performances for the K-pop band.

Taylor Swift was among several top-nominated artists, including Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and Drake, who could not attend Sunday’s ceremony.

The American Music Awards 2021 was hosted by Cardi B for the first time who pulled of a series of extravagant costume changes.

The music awards’ nominees were based on Billboard music chart performance, streaming and album sales, radio play and social media engagement, and the winners were chosen entirely by fans.

Source: Rappler

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