Bangtan Boys Win 2 Gongs at American Music Awards

  • By Lee Hai-woon

    November 24, 2020 10:43

    Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, collected two gongs at this year's American Music Awards, one of the three major music awards shows in the U.S.

    BTS won Favorite Duo or Group in the pop/rock category and Favorite Social Artist at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    The group competed with the Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5 for the Favorite Duo or Group award.

    This is the third straight year that BTS have been honored at the AMAs. Last year they won three prizes -- Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Duo or Group, and Tour of the Year -- and in 2018 they took home the Favorite Social Artist award. 

    Bangtan Boys

    BTS delivered their acceptance speech in a video message after winning Favorite Duo or Group.

    "We're sorry we can't be there in person to receive this award," band member Jung-kook said. Another member, J-Hope, said, "We want to remain as a group that brings comfort to the world through music."

    BTS closed out the awards show with a performance recorded in Korea. They performed "Life Goes On," the lead track from their latest album "BE," just released on Nov. 20, and their hit song "Dynamite," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  

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