BTS was among the big winners at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, bagging four major awards. The Korean boy band took home the awards for Best Group, Best K-pop, Best Pop, and Best Choreography for their song “On.”
For Best Pop, BTS’ “On” won over Justin Bieber ft. Quavo’s “Intentions,” Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad,” Jonas Brothers’ “What A Man Gotta Do,” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me,” and Taylor Swift’s “Lover.”
Aside from bagging awards this year, BTS also made their debut VMA performance. For the first time since its release, BTS showcased their latest single “Dynamite” in a pre-recorded performance. The boys danced and sang flawlessly and despite not having a live audience, the performance did not lack energy. Their debut VMA performance was filmed in South Korea, using green screen to show iconic New York locations as their backdrop and culminating in fireworks for the finale.
Because of the pandemic, some of the performances at the VMAs this year were pre-recorded. The VMAs also featured socially distanced live performances from multiple locations. Aside from BTS, other performers include The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, and more.
Lady Gaga took home the Artist of the Year award while her collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me,” won Song of the Year. The Weeknd won Video of the Year for “Blinding Lights.”
Meanwhile, Korean girl group BLACKPINK won their very first VMA for “How You Like That,” which was recognized as the Song of Summer.
Last year, BTS was nominated in five categories and won two VMAs including Best Group and Best K-pop.
BTS’ latest single “Dynamite” was released last August 21 and in just nine days, the official music video has already breached 250 million views.
Congratulations to BTS and their Army!