#BTSxAMAs: BTS trends on Twitter after 2021 AMA victory

Josiah Antonio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 22 2021 02:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 22 2021 03:04 PM

BTS performs during the 49th Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on November 21, 2021. Mario Anzuoni, Reuters.
BTS performs during the 49th Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on November 21, 2021. Mario Anzuoni, Reuters.

(UPDATE) K-pop boy group BTS topped Twitter's trending topics after winning several trophies at the American Music Awards (AMA) on Monday.

BTS was hailed Artist of the Year at the 49th AMAs and also bagged Favorite Song for “Butter” and Favorite Pop Duo/Group.

As of writing, the #BTSxAMAs is the top trending topic followed by the phrases “Artist of the Year” and “Congratulations BTS.”

"We're truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists," said Kim Nam-Joon, known as RM.

"It's been a long and amazing ride ... nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us standing here and receiving this award, except you all," he added, referring to the band's fans.

BTS closed the show with a performance of "Butter" and earlier joined Coldplay on stage for a rendition of their single "My Universe," marking a post-pandemic return to live performances for the K-pop band.

In a post on BTS' official Twitter account, RM said "the best thing" about attending the award show was seeing the group's fans.

"Loved the awards, loved the performances, but the best thing was just to see you guys finally. That's literally everything," he said in a post that included a photo of him flashing a finger heart.

"Lets have a great time at SoFi," he added, referring to the group's upcoming shows at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, their first live concert series since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hit K-pop boy band, which debuted in 2013, has won a total of 9 awards in the AMAs since 2018.

—with a report from Reuters

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