K-pop band BTS scripted history at the American Music Awards (AMAs) 2022. The Korean boy band was announced as the winner in not one but two categories. The K-pop band won the award for ‘Favourite K-pop artist’. The other artists nominated in the category were Blackpink, Seventeen, Tomorrow x Together, and Twice. BTS also won the award for the ‘Favorite Pop Duo or Group’ for the fourth time in a row. It is the first time in AMAs history that an artist has won the award on four occasions.
Interestingly, on previous occasions, the record for most ‘Favorite Pop Duo or Group’ was a tie between five bands, all of whom had won the award nearly three times each. BTS was running the race along with Aerosmith, The Black-Eyed Peas, Hall & Oates, and One Direction previously.
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And the #AMAs for Favorite Pop Duo or Group goes to @BTS_twt! 💜 pic.twitter.com/pzhjoctPHg
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 20, 2022
BTS continues to make noise with every single outing. They have also been nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards. On the flip side, the K-pop band announced its hiatus a while back as they prepare to serve their compulsory military service starting this year. The boy band had also announced a break earlier this year so that they are able to pursue their solo endeavours.
Hosted by Wayne Brady, the American Music Awards 2022 was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 19. The AMAs happen to be one of the most-coveted awards and grabbing accolades at the awards show is an honour. Here is the list of winners in key categories.
Winners at the AMAs 2022 in key categories:
- Artist of the Year
- New Artist of the Year
- Collaboration of the Year
Elton John & Dua Lipa — Cold Heart
- Favourite Touring Artist
- Favourite Music Video
Taylor Swift — All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
- Favourite Male Pop Artist
- Favourite Female Pop Artist
- Favourite Pop Song
Harry Styles — As It Was
- Favourite Male Country Artist
- Favourite Female Country Artist
- Favourite Country Duo or Group
Dan + Shay
- Favourite Male Hip-Hop Artist
- Favourite Female Hip-Hop Artist
- Favourite Rock Artist
Machine Gun Kelly
- Favourite Pop Album
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