BTS took home the award for best K-pop at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Sept. 12).
After singing a snippet of “Butter,” the South Korean septet delivered their acceptance speech via video since BTS was unable to accept the award in person at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“Thanks for this award. Sorry we couldn’t be there, but hopefully next time we will,” they said before showing love to their devoted fan base, the ARMY. “We’ve been so blessed and grateful for all of the love we received this year. Shoutout to ARMY! You’re the best people in the world. We’ll keep bringing great music for all of you guys. Love you all!”
“Butter” not only launched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it returned last week (chart dated Sept. 11) and has spent 10 weeks (and counting) at the peak, but it also took the title of this year’s Song of the Summer.
Earlier that night at the pre-show party, the K-pop boy band won the award for group of the year after a whopping 25 million votes were cast.
Hosted by Doja Cat, the 2021 VMAs boasts performances from Justin Bieber + the Kid LAROI, Lil Nas X + Jack Harlow, Alicia Keys + Swae Lee, Shawn Mendes + Tainy, Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker and more.