“This is all thanks to our fans. Thank you. Last year was such a happy year. We worked hard, and we also rested. I remember when I first met producer Bang Si-hyuk in the spring of 2010. Since then, for the past 10 years, our 2010s were filled to the brim with the name BTS. In the 2020s, we hope that by our side, that space will be filled to the brim with ARMY. We will write this book in your name.”
Held at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul over Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 4-5), BTS won numerous awards alongside the top prizes of the year, including the main album prize, which nine other artists (NCT Dream, TWICE, Seventeen, EXO's Baekhyun, EXO-SC, Monsta X, GOT7, NU'EST, and Super Junior) also won.
Additionally, BTS won the digital song bonsang, along with BLACKPINK's Jennie, Chung Ha, Paul Kim, AKMU, TWICE, MC the Max, Taeyeon, Jannabi, and Itzy.
Mamamoo were named the best group of the year, and Bang Si-hyuk, while Hwasa of that team was named best solo artist of the year. The founder of BTS’ Big Hit Entertainment, was named producer of the year.
Other awards given out during the two-day event included:
Best performance: (G)I-DLE, ASTRO
Best new artist: TXT, ITZY
Best R&B/hip-hop: Block B’s Zico
Best trot: Song Ga In
Next generation award: Kim Jae Hwan, AB6IX, ATEEZ
K-Pop Star Award: BTS
Best original soundtrack song: Gummy
Cosmopolitan artist award: TWICE, NU’EST
TikTok Golden Disc popularity award: BTS