K-pop superstars BTS won Favorite Social Artist presented by Xfinity at the 2018 American Music Awards right before the ceremony began Tuesday (Oct. 9) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The AMAs announced the win and congratulated the group via Twitter (Read the post below).
The fan-voted honor marks a first American Music Award win and follows two other impressive social media-related accolades for BTS as they recently won Top Social Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (for the second year in a row) and ousted Harry Styles from his Twitter reign by setting a Guinness World Record for the Most Twitter Engagements. They beat out Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Shawn Mendes for the AMA.
It’s been a great year so far for internationally-beloved South Korean boy band in the wake of the massive success of their record-setting Billboard 200 chart-topping album Love Yourself: Answer. They also made history as the first the first K-pop group to address the United Nations, with a heartfelt speech delivered by group leader RM, urging youth everywhere to “speak yourself” in conjunction with UNICEF’s new Generation Unlimited campaign.
Members of the BTS ARMY hail from every part of the globe and the Bangtan Boys definitely have some devoted fans here in the United States. Thousands of them gathered at Citi Field in New York to watch BTS become the first K-pop band in music history to ever headline an American stadium show.