BTS were once again the big winners at this year’s MTV European Music Awards, taking home the award for best song and best group. The K-Pop Sensation who have taken the world by storm, especially this year, won four awards in total, including best virtual live and biggest fans – also known as the BTS ARMY.
In a recent interview with Variety, Jin said that ‘it is because ARMY exists that we exist.’
BTS edged out 5 Seconds of Summer, Blackpink, Chloe x Halle, CNCO and Little Mix for best group honors. The band’s first English-language track, “Dynamite,” won the best song prize over DaBaby’s “Rockstar (ft Roddy Ricch),” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me,” Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”
Last year’s awards took place in Sevilla, Spain, where BTS won the most awards among any artist, picking up best group, best live and biggest fans categories. This year it was done differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the show featured a series of recorded performances.
Lady Gaga was voted best artist, while DJ Khaled won best video for ‘Popstar,’ featuring Drake and Justin Bieber. Karol G won the new Best Latin Category and British Group Little Mix won best pop.
Little Mix also hosted the ceremony, in addition to delivering a performance of “Sweet Melody” filmed out of London that incorporated augmented reality and a contortionist.
Cardi B won the best hip-hop award, while Coldplay won best rock and Hayley Williams snagged the award for best alternative. The ‘Video for Good’ award was won by H.E.R. for ‘I Can’t Breathe’, while Doja Cat won this year’s best new award.
David Guetta, who was also crowned as the Number 1 DJ in the world this weekend, took home the best electronic award.
MTV has revealed that next year’s awards are set to take place in Hungary.