BTS has been named Artist of the Year by the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)!
December 1st 2018 will forever be remembered fondly by the Bangtan Boys, the guys took home an incredible sweep of awards on what was a wonderful night for all involved in the industry. TS took home awards for Best Music Video (for “Spring Day”), Best Asian Style in Hong Kong, and also Artist of the Year, one of the year’s daesangs (grand prizes).
This makes it the second year in a row that BTS have won the prestigious Artist of the Year Award as they took their first MAMA Daesang in 2016.
The victory is the icing on the cake for what has been an amazing year for the group. An incredible year marked by a number of standout achievements BTS are set to push the boundaries and reach of Kpop further than ever before.
February saw the release of their hit album 'You'll Never Walk Alone' prior to them embarking on a wildly successful world tour. Then came the release of their mini album 'love yourself: Her' in the fall. The mini album smashed records (1.3 million sales) on Korea's Gaon Chart and it's premier hit 'DNA' trusted the group into the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following this success they were invited to perform at the American Music Awards & also absolutely killed it on the Late Late Show with James Corden - a milestone achievement that no other K-pop group has ever managed to do before.
Upon accepting the award at MAMA 2017, RM happily shouted out "ARMY! WE LOVE YOU!"
"We would never have received that warm welcome and those honors if it weren’t for all of you,” he said. “Thank you so much. And I think the words ‘Artist of the Year’ really confirm it. We aren’t sad or in pain anymore. We’re confident and proud!”
He went on to tell how that wherever BTS travels in the world, they always feel a special welcome and he thanks the crazy ARMY for that. He humbly chalked up much of the groups success to the devoted fans of BTS.
“We would never have received that warm welcome and those honors if it weren’t for all of you,” he said. “Thank you so much. And I think the words ‘Artist of the Year’ really confirm it. We aren’t sad or in pain anymore. We’re confident and proud!” He said.
Kpop Warehouse would like to congratulate BTS on their incredible achievement and wish them every success for 2018!
We can't wait to see them BTS go from strength to strength and take over the world in the coming years.