BTS was one of the big winners at the American Music Awards of 2020. The K-pop boy band earned two awards from the 48th edition of the annual American music awards show.
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, 50, the American Music Awards of 2020 ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 22, 2020. It took place in front of a limited audience due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Beating Billie Eilish, 18, and Ariana Grande, 27, and fellow K-pop boy bands Exo and NCT 127, BTS was named the Favorite Social Artist. This is the third time in a row BTS won the award.
Moreover, BTS defeated Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5 as the Favorite Duo or Group in the pop and rock category. It is the second consecutive year the K-pop group won the award.
Big Hit Entertainment formed BTS in 2013 with a debut single titled “2 Cool 4 Skool.” The seven members of the group are Kim Seok Jin, 26, Min Yoon Gi, 26, Jung Ho Seok, 25, Kim Nam Joon, 24, Park Ji Min, 23, Kim Tae Hyung, 23, and Jeon Jung Kook, 21, whose respective stage names are Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
On October 26, 2020, Dua Lipa, 25, and “Good Morning America” announced the nominees of the American Music Awards of 2020. She performed “Levitating” during the awards ceremony, which was aired on ABC.
Abel “The Weeknd” Makkonen Tesfaye, 30, tied with country pop music duo Dan Smyers, 33, and Shay Mooney, 28, who are collectively known as Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber, 26, and Taylor Swift, 30, as the artists with the most awards. They each received three awards.
Dan + Shay sang “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” which is the second single from the duo’s upcoming fourth studio album. Bieber solely sang “Holy” and performed “Lonely” with Benjamin Joseph “Benny Blanco” Levin, 32, and “Monster” with Shawn Mendes, 22.
The Weeknd sang “In Your Eyes” with Kenneth Bruce “Kenny G” Gorelick, 64, and “Save Your Tears.” BTS performed “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On,” which are both from “Be,” the K-pop group’s ninth studio album released by Big Hit and Columbia on November 20, 2020.