"Favorite Pop and Rock Group" for the second consecutive year at the American Music Awards.

(Seoul = Yonhap News Agency) Reporter Kim Hyo-jung = Group BTS (BTS) has been selected for the pop and rock genre "Favorite Duo/Group" for the second consecutive year at the American Music Awards (AMAs), one of the top three music awards ceremonies in the U.S.

BTS was announced as the winner of the "pop/rock genre favorite duo/group" at the American Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the 22nd (local time).

BTS was nominated for the category this year along with Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5.

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They sent their acceptance speeches via video from Seoul, saying they were sorry that they could not attend the award in person and thanked them.


BTS is also a candidate for the "Favorite Social Artist" category, which is based on its influence and popularity on social media, and is expected to win two awards.

This year's "Favorite Social Artist" nominees include pop stars such as Billy Eilish and Ariana Grande, as well as K-pop groups EXO and NCT 127.

BTS was selected as the 'Favorite Social Artist' in 2018 at the American Music Awards and received its first award.

In addition to this category last year, he also won the award for the first time as a non-English-speaking artist in "Pop/Rock Genre Favorite Duo/Group," and won a total of three trophies, including "Tour of the Year."

At the awards ceremony, BTS will also unveil its new song "Life Goes On," which contains emotions felt during the era of the new coronavirus (Corona 19).

BTS made his U.S. TV debut in 2017 by performing "DNA" at the American Music Awards. It is the first time since BTS has performed at the awards ceremony.

"It was a big deal for us because it was our debut stage on U.S. TV (in 2017), and we were really nervous," RM, the leader, said in an interview released before the ceremony. "I vividly remember that moment vividly."

Jungkook said, "This stage will show how much we have grown and developed since then," and Jin predicted, "Our performance will also be more dynamic."

The American Music Awards is a prestigious American pop music awards ceremony that began in 1974. Along with "Grammy Awards" and "Billboard Music Awards," it is considered one of the top three music awards ceremonies in the United States.

The American Music Awards, in particular, is considered a popular awards ceremony because they select winners by fan vote.

Pop stars such as Justin Bieber and Sean Mendes, Wicked and Kenny G, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma performed a variety of joint performances at the awards ceremony. U.S. rapper Megan the Stallion and 'Z Generation Star' Billy Eilish unveiled their first performance of their new song.

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