BTS was unable to attend the live ceremony but sent a video message to their massive global fan base saying, “Much love to all the BTS Army winners there tonight. Congrats to our entire BTS Army around the world for winning the Taco Bell Best Fan Army Award!”
After a round of claps and cheers from all the BTS boys RM continued, “We’re so proud of you guys and we couldn’t do what we do without your constant love and support for sure. We’re now in the studio working on our next album which is coming very, very soon. Again, thanks to iHeartRadio and the Fan Army Award win. You’ll be able to share the single at stations across the country. Plus, we all decided to say thank you with a song.” Then, the K-pop superstars broke into a few bars of a song.
Captains of the U.S. BTS Army were on hand to accept the award at the live ceremony. In their acceptance speech, they thanked iHeartRadio, BTS, and the global BTS Army. Taco Bell also awarded the BTS Army representatives in the audience seats to an upcoming BTS concert.
Passionate members of the BTS Army are loud and proud of RM, J-Hope, Suga, V, Jungkook, Jimin and Jin and the huge milestones the band keeps hitting. The fans expressed their love across social media in wake of the Army’s big win. They notably beat out adoring fan groups around the world including Ariana Grande's Arianators, Taylor Swift's Swifties, Justin Bieber's Beliebers, and more.
The South Korean sensations just ranked No. 2 on IFPI’s Global Recording Artist 2018 ranking. They are due to drop their next album, Map of the Soul: Persona, on April 12. BTS tour information has not yet been announced.
Watch BTS’ message to their Army below and watch the BTS Army U.S. Captains accept the Best Fan Army Award above.
New music coming April 12th. Thanks to #iHeartRadio and the Fan Army Award win, #ARMY will be able to set up the single on stations across the country! Let’s do this!#iHeart #iHeartRadio #iHeartRadioMusicAwards #BTS pic.twitter.com/kw1vKQ6GM9— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) March 15, 2019