MTV VMAs 2020: BTS beats Blackpink and Monsta X, Exo to bag Best K-Pop and Best Group awards, thank ARMY first

The BTS Army kicked off the 2020 VMA night already celebrating the double-win. The group's debut performance of 'Dynamite' is set to follow later in the night.


                            MTV VMAs 2020: BTS beats Blackpink and Monsta X, Exo to bag Best K-Pop and Best Group awards, thank ARMY first
BTS (Getty Images)

BTS has kicked off the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards with a bang, taking home the Best Group and Best K-Pop awards prior to the live show.

The VMAs this year featured a star-studded lineup and began on August 30 in New York City, hosted by Keke Palmer. The live ceremony is being held in Brooklyn for the first time this year with organizers ensuring appropriate social distancing measures are in place. With usual suspects like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande slated to make appearances it is bound to be an exciting night, but for K-Pop fans, the night is already shaping up to be a special one.

BTS is up for several awards at the 2020 VMAs and has already bagged two of them: Best K-Pop and Best Group. For Best K-Pop the nominations also included (G)I-DLE, one of the most promising new girl groups who recently returned with the song 'Dumdi Dumdi' and were nominated for their previous single 'Oh My God', EXO for 'Obsession', Monsta X for 'Someone's Someone',  Tomorrow X Together for '9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)', and Red Velvet for 'Psycho'. Acts nominated for Best Group include 5 Seconds of Summer, Blackpink, The 1975, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Little Mix, Monsta X, Now United, and Twenty One Pilots.

BTS attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

BTS's Best Group win marks the second time in a row they have taken this award home. In a pre-recorded acceptance clip, group leader RM said, "Shout out to ARMY and MTV Video Music Awards for giving us this honor two years in a row," as the rest of the group cheered on. Fellow member Jungkook added, "We're just trying to make music that can comfort you."The group has most recently made a comeback with their English-language single 'Dynamite', which they hoped would bring their fans joy in these quarantined times.

The group also appeared in a pre-recorded acceptance clip for their Best K-Pop award in which Jin stated, "Thank you ARMY and VMAs for this award," and RM added, "We love you ARMY and we'll make sure to give back this love with even greater music and performances." Fans are celebrating the double win. One tweet read, "Omgg they are the sweetest! And always want to give back to us. I love our BTS & Army’s relationship we push each other to be the best we can be," while another fan said, "Yes they deserve it because they are the best K-Pop group ever found on the history of the universe so happy for this no can be like them they are legendary," adding, "Look at theme now they are shining on the stars."



 

 



 

BTS is all set to make a debut at the VMAs with their highly-anticipated performance of 'Dynamite' later in the night. In the meantime, they also expressed interest in collaborating with Doja Cat in the future, and their Army is already on top of trying to make this come true. One fan shared, "JHOPE wants to collab with you lets make it happen @DojaCat @BTS_twt." Another said, "PLS I NEED THIS COLLAB," and one fan predicted, "Doja x BTS immediately topping the charts."



 

 



 

 



 

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