BTS was, once again, the big winner at this yearâ€™s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), going home with prizes for best song and best group.
The Korean band won four awards in total, including best virtual live and biggest fans. The mega-group was recently featured in a Variety cover story, where Jin (Kim Seok-jin) said of the BTS ARMY â€” short for Adorable Representative MC for Youth â€” “it is because ARMY exists that we exist.”
BTS edged out 5 Seconds of Summer, Blackpink, Chloe x Halle, CNCO and Little Mix for best group honors. The band’s first English-language track, “Dynamite,” won the best song prize over DaBaby’s “Rockstar (ft Roddy Ricch),” Dua Lipa’s “Donâ€™t Start Now,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me,” Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis across the continent, this year’s EMAs featured filmed performances from various locations around Europe, rather than an arena in a host city. ViacomCBS boss Bob Bakish normally attends the EMAs and the company holds a mini-showcase of upcoming content and provides relevant corporate updates.
Last year’s awards took place in Sevilla, Spain, where BTS won the most awards among any artist, picking up best group, best live and biggest fans categories.