The 2019 MTV EMAs were held on 3 November in Seville, Spain to celebrate the best and brightest in music, with Korean pop band BTS winning numerous awards despite being up against some big names in the industry.
Big Win for K-pop Kings
The seven-man K-pop sensation BTS took home a total of three awards from the EMAs after being nominated in four categories.
For the Best Live award, they went up against Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, P!NK, and Travis Scott.
Korean artists with the most #MTVEMA wins:— bts voting metric (@btsvotingmetric) November 4, 2019
#1. @BTS_twt — 6
Best Korean Act: 2015🏆
Best Group: 2018🏆,2019 🏆
EMA Biggest Fans: 2018🏆, 2019🏆
Best Live Act: 2019🏆
The boy band, who also claimed Best Group, won the Biggest Fans award for the second year in a row, for their die-hard BTS Army, beating out fellow nominees Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.
Needless to say, fans were over the moon, as they applauded their idols.
yep we’re the biggest fans wbk pic.twitter.com/Bkd0ae46K1— nicole ♡ tae (@opsvkook) November 3, 2019
to those every bits of armys who voted and supported @bts_twt in any forms despite of the busyness of life, may y'all be blessed by getting to experience a bts concert live this year 2020 🙏💜— 𝓜omo ; a voting account for BTS (@adorkableBTS) November 3, 2019
When you wake up .. You just login Twitters first and saw 💜BTS .. Won the Biggest Fan,Best Group & Live💜What could be the Good News other then that😭😭💜💜💜 A Hearty Congratulations To our Boys 💜You deserve it💜 Armys & BTS Forever 💜 @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/r74bCTbcid— yonga (@konyakcharmy) November 4, 2019
BTS accounts for $4.65 billion of South Korea's GDP per the Hollywood Reporter, and is the first group since The Beatles to score three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart in less than a year – a mindboggling feat considering their songs are mostly in Korean.
Last year BTS went on their third world tour - Love Yourself - which ended on 11 August, 2019 with a big show in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
The following day, their music label BigHit Entertaiment announced that the boy band was taking an extended hiatus from performing to to relax and "enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly". In October, the band made a comeback with a gig which marked their Saudi Arabia debut.