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BTS is on top of the Universe as they attended, performed, and won not only one, but three awards at the 49th annual American Music Awards. The AMAs was held on November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, and was hosted by Cardi B. In the Philippines, it was broadcasted on TV5 at 9am on November 22, 2021, which is just an hour difference from Korean time.
I could never forget how this prestigious awards show acknowledged and helped establish BTS, not only as a K-Pop sensation, but also a worldwide phenomenon when they debuted on the American stage with DNA in 2017. It was a turning point in their career that ARMYs will never forget.
Following their iconic DNA performance at the AMAs, BTS continued to soar as they won Favorite Social Artist for three consecutive years since 2018, and won Favorite Duo/Pop Group for three consecutive years since 2019, including this year.
In 2021, BTS made history at the American Music Awards, and below are their best moments:
1. Bagging not only one but three awards, including Artist of the Year!
BTS won Favorite Duo/Pop Group, Favorite Pop Song, and Artist of the Year, marking it as the highlight of the event! My heart almost exploded with joy as I watched how overwhelmed they were while giving their acceptance speech. Every speech was heartwarming for each category they won, but their acceptance speech for winning Artist of the Year was one of the best moments ever!
RM nailed his speech despite his shock for winning the major award, and Jungkook’s hilarious moment of mental block due to his great excitement and joy has left ARMYs wondering what to focus on. I had my own assumptions in mind as he left me wondering what he wanted to say because he got stuck at saying, “We wanna focus on…we wanna focus on…” then Jin dragged him out to make way for the other members to continue the speech. This was so hilarious that ARMYs even trended #FOCUSONWHATJUNGKOOK on Twitter.
After the awards, BTS went on VLive with a funny caption, “focus on…” and Jungkook was finally able to continue what he wanted to say. He said that he wanted to focus on enjoying every moment.
Fave Pop Song
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2. BTS x Coldplay Universe performance on stage with a live audience after two years of not seeing ARMYs in person!
I think that amongst the best moments that happened during the awards show, this is what BTS and ARMYs would cherish the most as they finally meet again after a long time of doing online or remote performances. I’m sad not to be able to experience what my co-ARMYs experienced as they watched BTS live at the AMAs, but I’m overjoyed at the same time for the smiles on their faces as they gave a memorable performance of Universe with Coldplay.
3. Performing their smash hit, Butter in front of a live audience!
Not only did BTS perform once, they performed twice at the AMAs! While performing Universe with Coldplay was a blast, being able to perform Butter with a live audience must’ve been equally exciting for BTS because it’s a song that broke a lot of records. To this date, Butter is a smash hit, and their performance during the show was iconic!
4. Dancing to New Edition and New Kids on the Block
Watching New Edition and New Kids on the Block was a trip down memory lane. These boyband pioneers performed their biggest hits and BTS loved them! It was adorable how BTS were lively, dancing to the two legendary boybands. And what’s more adorable about it is the fact that most BTS members weren’t even born when New Edition and New Kids on the Block were famous.
5. Becky G and J-Hope's reunion.
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Becky G and J-Hope look cute together? I’ve seen like three or four moments at the AMAs where they waved and hugged each other. I mean, of course I know that Becky G’s five-year relationship with Sebastian Lletget is going strong, but I can’t help but feel happy seeing the two of them reunite after a long time. Their friendship is something that ARMYs truly cherish, and Becky G is one of the most sincere artists who love BTS.
6. Adorable photo moments with other celebrities.
We all know that the best way to document historic moments is by taking pictures, so I’m sharing them below. I’m not sure if I missed anything, but I’ve gathered the most trending Instagram and Twitter photos of BTS at the AMAs. These memorable BTS moments were captured with Coldplay, Becky G, Marsai Martin, Jojo Siwa, Winnie Harlow, Shawn Stockman with his daughter, The Mahan Boys, Chloe Bailey, and New Kids on the Block.
7. Adorable moments with Coldplay, including Jungkook's twerking!
Jungkook’s twerking has gone viral when BTS and Coldplay were captured backstage at the AMAs. They were rehearsing Universe, and Jungkook’s twerking was an adorable sight that ARMYs went crazy for. On top of that, Suga can be seen rehearsing his steps which was equally adorable.
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