The MTV Video Music Awards, simply known as VMA, have been held for another year. The annual ceremony was once again a must-see event. The biggest stars in the music world played the latest singles and accepted the Moonman-shaped trophy, with Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and BTS at the top. The biggest winner of the 2021 show. The latter act of the list made history in many ways, once again proving that they are already one of the most successful bands of our time.
Here are four ways BTS made history at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards:
Fourth most win of all groups
BTS has won three new trophies and a total of nine Moonmen during their tenure as a global superstar. This is one of the most striking amounts of non-solo activity in history. South Korea’s septet is currently number four on the list of groups with the most VMAs, followed by REM (12), Green Day (11) and Aerosmith (10). Prior to this latest ceremony, they were tied to U2 and in the 2021 sweep, 7 each for NSYNC, Smashing Pumpkins, Ann Vogue and Coldplay, 8 for both A-ha and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I jumped over one by one.
Connected for the victory of the best group
One of BTS’s 2021 victories was in the area of the best group they had previously won. There was no doubt that the band collected the third trophy in the field and won the most awards of all the nominees. The three honors of BTS, as usual in BTS today, are just for their work, but all of “Don’t Speak” (1997), “Hey Baby” and Bounty Killer. No Doubt won in a particular visual. (2002) and “It’s My Life” (2004).
Three best groups win in a row
BTS has become the first musician to win this category for the third consecutive year, in addition to linking No Doubt to the best group victory in VMA history. Septet built the field in 2019, 2020, and now in 2021, but No Dout won three awards in three years.
The best K-POP victory
In 2019, MTV introduced a new category of VMAS, Best K-Pop, and since then no one has been able to beat BTS. The band wins this trophy every year and is not shocking as it is the most successful Korean music activity ever, at least in the US music industry. The band previously smashed “Boy With Luv” on Halsey (2019) and “On” (2020) to win a young vertical, but this time they were named the champions of the current single “Butter”.