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BTS Makes History at 2022 AMAs

Tue 22 Nov 2022 | 12:42 AM
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South Korean pop group BTS has made music history at the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The K-pop superstars took home the trophy for Favorite K-Pop Artist at the show, earning the award show's first-ever K-Pop dedicated award.

The band previously nabbed awards in the Favorite Artist and Pop/Rock categories but with an award all their own, the genre has cemented itself as part of the AMAs for years to come. 

They have also won Favorite Pop Duo/Group — their 4th consecutive win in the category. 

While BTS is on hiatus as they pursue solo projects and prepare to serve their mandatory military service, they stand to rack up more awards in the coming year.

The K-Pop idols recently earned two 2023 GRAMMY nominations. 

The group, which consists of members RM, V, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga and J-Hope, snagged their first nomination for a primarily Korean-language song with "Yet to Come", which is up for an award in the Best Music Video category.

The single was released alongside their latest anthology album, "Proof".

BTS will go up against Adele, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift.

In addition, BTS also picked up a nomination in the Best Pop/Duo Group category for "My Universe" with Coldplay. 

They face competition from Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Doja Cat, and Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

This year’s Best Pop/Duo Group selection marks the third year in a row that BTS has been nominated in the category.

They were previously nominated in 2022 for "Butter" and in 2021 for "Dynamite". Last year, the band also took the stage to perform at the ceremony.

The "Permission to Dance" singers also snagged a nomination alongside Coldplay in the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year category for their contribution to their album, Music of the Spheres.