BTS recently created music history at the 2022 American Music Awards. BTS earned the award show’s first-ever K-Pop dedicated award. The famous boyband bagged home the trophy for Favorite K-Pop Artist at Sunday night’s show. The group previously took home awards in the Favorite Artist and Pop/Rock categories, but with an award all their own, the genre has cemented itself as part of the AMAs for years to come.
The K-pop band, which consists of members RM, V, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga and J-Hope also won Favorite Pop Duo/Group, their 4th consecutive win in the category. BTS is currently on hiatus as they prepare to serve their mandatory military service and pursue solo projects. However, they have a long list of awards in the coming year, with the K-Pop group earning two 2023 GRAMMY nominations.
The group also snagged their first nomination for a primarily Korean-language song with “Yet to Come,” which is up for an award in the Best Music Video category. However, Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at the 2022 American Music Awards. The songstress bagged all six awards for which she was nominated including, the top prize of artist of the year.
Three of her awards came for her work on her re-recorded Red, including the 10-minute short film music video of “All Too Well,” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. However, while her acceptance speech, Swift said she ‘never expected or assumed” she re-recorded albums would mean anything to fans, as she recalled and thanked those who helped her spend “hours and hours in the studio, meticulously re-creating’ Red.
Swift then thanked the artists who joined her for the re-recorded version of her 2012 album, her ‘All Too Well’ video stars and ‘I Bet You Think About Me’ director Blake Lively and co-star Miles Teller. Swift later returned to the stage to accept the award for best music video for ‘All Too Well.’
Taylor also thanked the fans for their support of the song, which Swift indicated allowed her to release the 10-minute version and make her short film starring Sink and O’Brien. And for her final win, Swift spoke about how her support from her fans to release “more music” over the past few years than she did “in the entire decade preceding that,” kept her going and contributed to her happiness.