BTS recently made K-pop history with their win at the Billboard Music Awards. Not only did they become the first K-pop group to win an award at Billboard, but they were also the first musician to receive over 300 million votes for the Top Social Artist award! This unprecedented social media attention led them to see an outrageous amount of press coverage, as the international music scene is currently scrambling to find out everything they can about these talented artists.
Here are just a few of our favorite moments from BTSs appearance at the BBMAs on May 21 that took over the internet.
1. When ARMY got hit with this epic slow motion shot of BTS on the magenta carpet.
The squad is ALL here! ? @BTS_twt #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/KujnzYMAnN
BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 22, 2017
2. When they were named best dressed because of their dashing appearances.
When Korean boy band @BTS_twt appeared at the @BBMAs, they instantly sparked a social media frenzy: https://t.co/8gdbqFHXPf
Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) May 22, 2017
The best dressed guys at the #BBMAs: BTS in Saint Laurent. https://t.co/PP78H0dndw pic.twitter.com/TLhzRt3T3Y
THE FASHION LAW (@TheFashionLaw) May 22, 2017
3. When Jin and Jungkook went viral as the third from the left and the one in the middle.
seokjin went from the car door guy to the the third from the left
jihan? (@jimiinaegyo) May 22, 2017
When our Golden Maknae gets noticed again!
The one in the middle pic.twitter.com/Vkmdh7RMex
Elizabeth Huston (@BjhSupergirl) May 23, 2017
4. When Rap Monster gets embarrassed about being called a heartthrob.
LOOK AT THEIR REACTIONS WHEN THEY FOUND OUT WHAT HEARTTHROBS WERE IM CRYING THEYRE SO CUTE pic.twitter.com/z9pcWaYdzQ
ㅤ#prayfortheworld (@ethrealjk) May 22, 2017
5. When they didnt forget to thank ARMY every chance they got.
WATCH: No one loves their fans more than @BTS_twt! #BTSBBMAs #BBMAs @BTS_ARMY ❤ pic.twitter.com/e4Omaql5dz
sweetyhigh (@sweetyhigh) May 22, 2017
BTS thanks their fans! #BTSBBMAs ✨ pic.twitter.com/CVbEdYKi9E
billboard (@billboard) May 21, 2017
6. When this beautiful pan shot leads to Taehyun being expectedly adorkable.
managed to record this legendary moment in hd so i will put it on loop, youre welcome pic.twitter.com/StiqxZgEsR
rae (@chittajeon) May 21, 2017
7. When Jimin hears BTS fan chants inside the T-Mobile Arena.
#JIMIN #지민 @BTS_twt 170521 pic.twitter.com/ruKIiRsPJp
piecesofmind (@piecesofmind_jm) May 22, 2017
8. When they had their fingers crossed for the big award announcement.
They had their fingers cross they are so pure?❤️#BTSBBMAs @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/BvyZUCAQXI
Bangtan babe♡ (@bangtanbabe7) May 22, 2017
9. When they were officially announced the winners of the Top Social Artist award!
WATCH: The moment @BTS_twt won Top Social Artist at the @BBMAs. #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/xzwKId7DRa
Good Morning America (@GMA) May 22, 2017
WATCH: The acceptance speech from @BTS_twt for the @BBMAs Top Social Artist Award. #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/xKLAzQqDAA
We see you going to grab that trophy with a huge smile, Suga!
10. When everyone wanted to meet them, take photos with them, and congratulate them!
Joined a K pop band ? pic.twitter.com/YFNswqVbx3
Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) May 22, 2017
#bbmas @BTS_twt @BBMAs #done pic.twitter.com/8AWUPmcJWd
Mike Mahan (@MikeMahan) May 21, 2017
ok i just met @BTS_twt and they are the coolest! ???? WOW
Love these dudes! See you guys this summer @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/i5TPqGGdzO
THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) May 21, 2017
I love these guys. And I will not stop until they let me join @bts_bighit. #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/dtGcfeoyxb
T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) May 22, 2017
Breaks the internet. Breaks our heart. #BBMAs @Camila_Cabello @bts_bighit pic.twitter.com/Bn6mgtQU0S
Congratulations on your historic win, @BTS_twt! #BBMAs
Nicholas Tetreault (@nicholastmusic) May 22, 2017
Mike Mahan (@MikeMahan) May 22, 2017
Ayyyyy congrats @BTS_twt
THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) May 22, 2017
CONGRATS FROM ME AND ALL OF AMERICA ? @BTS_twt #BeAMaverick pic.twitter.com/bWBwPtt8KU
Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) May 22, 2017
A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on May 21, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT
11. When they received a landslide of media coverage in the United States.
Heres everything you need to know about the #BBMAs breakout Korean-Pop boy band BTS: https://t.co/AsJDKkyCeo pic.twitter.com/813YVAsefP
5 things you should know about K-Pop sensations BTS https://t.co/VEZBjiMdw8 pic.twitter.com/vrP8vJh2nQ
Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 22, 2017
People are stressing Asian representation after BTS made history at the Billboard Music Awards https://t.co/JpVtWloVny pic.twitter.com/Ay7Pza3UMx
BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) May 23, 2017
Bigger than Bieber? A Korean pop group beats US stars to win a Billboard Music Award https://t.co/ouZEWaUHy1 via @CNNent pic.twitter.com/cHpfmaMaGx
K-pop has officially landed in America
heres how it happened https://t.co/Jvg8nFnzb0
The Independent (@Independent) May 22, 2017
#BTS: 5 Things to Know About the Korean-Pop Boy Band https://t.co/FYslF3hf1j #BBMAs
People Magazine (@people) May 22, 2017
This KPop band just made history at the #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/om9mebSkgE
NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 22, 2017
Theyve done it! @BTS_twt just made history with their first win at the #BBMAs. https://t.co/wl2LEeKpl3
Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 22, 2017
11. They also made news broadcasts all over Korea with their win.
This Korean Newscast stopped their broadcast to announce that BTS won Top Social Artist at the #BBMAs ? pic.twitter.com/x3uuJ6VnQc
? BTS passa a ser o primeiro grupo de K-POP premiado no #BBMAs . pic.twitter.com/I8Xjl26Tga
BANGTAN FM (@BangtanFM) May 22, 2017
? BTS ganha Top Social Artist no Billboard Awards. pic.twitter.com/fxu9C6z0WD
? BTS, primeiros Idols a ganharem um prêmio na Billboard Award. KPOP faz história novamente. | © GLOBALBTS
12. When Rap Monster missed the photo with Halsey and asked fans to photoshop him in.
with @halsey .. 누가 저 합성 좀 해주세요 RM pic.twitter.com/T3ABQ07NxO
This resulted in all types of responses that only a fandom as fun as ARMY can produce!
@BTS_twt @halsey ?? pic.twitter.com/8xN9KdZb8y
Suga Obsession (@sugaobsession) May 22, 2017
Thankfully he did eventually get a realistic one after all of the hilariously creative ones.
@BTS_twt @halsey OKAY DONE YOURE WITH BTS AND HALSEY ALREADY KIM NAMJOON! pic.twitter.com/GeaN1xrcUG
jessa (@jiminthrusts) May 22, 2017
13. When they were honest about their humble beginnings and asked for a chance to perform at the BBMAs next year.
Our company was not that big,our names were not that big and nowI AM CRYING AND SO DO YOU #BBMAs #BTSBBMAs #BTS pic.twitter.com/PcpHL14Xfd
I STAN KINGS (@ValeriaOffic) May 22, 2017
14. Absolutely every interview and photo of BTS at the BBMAs!
There are too many photos and videos of BTS at the Billboard Music Awards to include them all; but here are just a few of our favorites to top of this list of memorable BTS BBMA moments!
These photos are from Billboard. If you want to see more amazing pics of BTS then be sure to check out their official gallery here!
Which BTS Billboard Music Awards moment is your favorite?
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