- November 24, 2022 | Music
BTS wins at American Music Awards
for fifth year in a row
K-pop superstars BTS have won two awards at the 2022 American Music Awards Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite K-pop Artist.
It's the fifth year in a row the group has picked up AMAs.
The winners were announced on the AMA official website ahead of the ceremony that was held in Los Angeles on Sunday, local time.
BTS made history by winning the Favorite Pop Duo or Group Award for four straight years after first receiving it in 2019.
This is a record for that category which was first launched in 1974.
This year, the band competed against other big-name nominees such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and OneRepublic.
BTS was also the first winner in the Favorite K-pop Artist award, a new category added to this year's AMAs.
Groups such as BLACKPINK, Seventeen, Tomorrow X Together and TWICE had been nominated as well.
Last year, BTS rewrote K-pop history by becoming the first Asian act to win Artist of the Year, which is considered the top award at the AMAs.
The boy band first won at the AMAs in 2018 when it took home the award for Favorite Social Artist.
The group did not attend the ceremony this year, however, as its youngest member, Jungkook,
performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.
Jeong Eun-joo, Arirang News.