On Sunday 21st May BTS became the first Korean group to win the “Top Social Artist” award at the Billboard Music Award show in Las Vegas. They fought off competition from Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, the latter having won the award each year since its creation in 2011. BTS fans voted for the group over 300 million times, setting the world record for the largest amount of votes for a fan voted award.The group rubbed shoulders with many fellow attendees and teased a possible collaboration with The Chainsmokers with the following tweet:

In their acceptance speech, Rap Monster thanked the fans; “Army, our fandom, we thank you very much. We still cannot believe that we are standing on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards.”  Watch the full speech below:


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