Campaign videos for the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards have been released featuring three BTS members: Jimin, Jin, and J-Hope.
According to soompi, MAMA released the videos with three of the seven BTS boys in support of the 2018 #LikeMAMA campaign. While the boys speak mainly in Korean, the report translates some of what they are saying in English. Jimin, who joked about sharing a name with Jimmy Fallon during a recent visit to “The Tonight Show,” smiles throughout the clip and reportedly talked about crying when BTS previously won Artist of the Year.
He says, “When we won the Artist of the Year award, I was happy because the award felt like proof that all the things that I’ve done in the past that allowed me to be here were meaningful. I cried a lot on stage, and I cried a lot when I went backstage. I cried a lot because I didn’t know what else to do or think about. I could feel that something really big happened in my life, and I was happy. I want to tell my fans and members that their pride is my pride.”
Jin animatedly talks about how far he’s come in 10 years and the wonder of living his dream. He also mentions sharing his joy with BTS's global ARMY fan base. He says, “I still wonder if everything is real and I’m not living in a dream. We’ve heard so many curses and ridicules before, so now I’m finally able to wash away the sorrow and enjoy this happiness with ARMY.”
Finally, J-Hope gives a shout-out to BTS’ recent collab with Nicki Minaj in part of his statement saying, “I think our recent collaboration made me realize that I’ve come very far from my trainee days. Nicki Minaj is an artist that I’ve heard of since trainee days. I want to do more collaborations if we have the chance. My mission is to maintain our current status. So far, we’re achieving most of the goals as we set them. Since it’s very hard to always be thankful and respectful towards success, my goal is to keep our current place.”
Achieving their goals seems like an understatement, as BTS is currently one of the biggest groups in the world. They have previously won six Mnet Asian Music Awards including HotelsCombined Artist of the Year in 2016 and Qoo10 Artist of the Year in 2017. The 2018 MAMA will be held in three locations: Korea on Dec. 10, Japan on Dec. 12 and Hong Kong on Dec.14.
The South Korean boy band has had incredible year thus far, smashing YouTube records for their “Idol” video, which is the lead single from their Billboard 200 chart-topping album Love Yourself: Answer. They have played sold-out shows in stadiums all over the world, including the U.S., and recently picked up a Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist and an American Music Award for Favorite Social Artist.
The charismatic group remains committed to spreading a love yourself message to youth everywhere. As part of this effort, BTS became the first K-pop group to address the United Nations and to make Time’s Next Generation Leaders list. RM, the band’s leader, just dropped a new solo single called “Forever Rain.”
Watch the BTS MAMA campaign videos above and below and stay tuned to AXS for BTS updates.