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BTS beats Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande at American Music Awards 2020

BTS was one of the big winners at the 2020 American Music Awards. The K-pop boy band earned two awards from the 48th edition of the annual American music awards show.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, 50, the 2020 American Music Awards ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 22, 2020. It took place in front of a limited audience due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Favorite Social Artist award was given to BTS, beating not only other K-pop boy bands Exo and NCT 127 but also Irish-Scottish-American artist Billie Eilish, 18, and Italian-American singer and actress Ariana Grande, 27. It marked the third consecutive year BTS won the award.

Big Hit Entertainment formed BTS in 2013 with a debut single titled “2 Cool 4 Skool.” The seven members of the group are Kim Seok Jin, 26, Min Yoon Gi, 26, Jung Ho Seok, 25, Kim Nam Joon, 24, Park Ji Min, 23, Kim Tae Hyung, 23, and Jeon Jung Kook, 21, whose respective stage names are Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook.

 

Dua Lipa, 25, and “Good Morning America” announced the 2020 American Music Awards nominees on October 26, 2020. She performed “Levitating” during the awards ceremony, which was aired on ABC.

Abel “The Weeknd” Makkonen Tesfaye, 30, tied with country pop music duo Dan Smyers, 33, and Shay Mooney, 28, who are collectively known as Dan + ShayJustin Bieber, 26, and Taylor Swift, 30, as the artists with the most awards. They each received three awards.

Dan + Shay sang “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” which is the second single from the duo’s upcoming fourth studio album. Bieber solely sang “Holy” and performed “Lonely” with Benjamin Joseph “Benny Blanco” Levin, 32, and “Monster” with Shawn Mendes, 22.

The Weeknd sang “In Your Eyes” with Kenneth Bruce “Kenny G” Gorelick, 64, and “Save Your Tears.” BTS performed “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On,” which are both from “Be,” the K-pop group’s ninth studio album released by Big Hit and Columbia on November 20, 2020.

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