The team became the first Asian performer to win in this nomination.

The South Korean band BTS won the American Music Awards 2021 in the Artist of the Year nomination. This was reported by the Yonhap news agency on Monday.

It is noted that in this way the BTS group became the first Asian performer to win this nomination. Other contenders for the title of “Artist of the Year” were Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and the band The Weekend.

Earlier, BTS became the first South Korean group to top the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the first K-pop artist to qualify for the Grammy Award in the nomination “Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.” However, the team failed to win it.

The American Music Awards is an annual American music award established in 1973.