BTS Wins Favorite Social Artist at 2018 AMAs

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BTS poses in the press room at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 19, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Just a few minutes before the 2018 American Music Awards officially kicked off on Tuesday night (Oct. 9), BTS had already scored its first win.

The K-pop megagroup snagged the award for Favorite Social Artist, beating out Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes.

The win comes after BTS scored the Top Social Artist Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards earlier in May. But it doesn’t come as a surprise, thanks to the hardcore support from the group’s ARMY fanbase.

The AMA award is the latest milestone for BTS, as they recently became the first South Korean musicians to host an American stadium show at its New York City’s Citi Field concert on Oct. 6.

American Music Awards 2018