BTS won the “Record of the Year” title selected by the U.S. entertainment media Variety.
BTS won the “Album of the Year” trophy with their 2021 global mega-hit song “Butter” at the “2021 Hitmakers” awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on the 4th (local time). After being selected as the “Group of the Year” in the “2019 Hitmaker,” they enjoyed the joy of winning their second award.
BTS said through a video, “We’d like to thank Variety for this amazing honor. “Butter’ holds a very special place in our heart. During these uncertain and turbulent times with the pandemic, we took time to look back on our past and present and decided to release ‘Butter’ in hopes of lifting spirits. The song became an anchor for us to enjoy what we can now and keep moving forward. We just finished our first in-person concert we longed for in two years, especially since the pandemic and this feels truly like the beginning of our new chapter.” They then explained, “It means a lot to us that ‘Butter’ is being recognized as record of the year. We just wanted to share fun, positive energy with many people, and that is what ‘Butter’ is to BTS.”
“Butter,” released in May, is a dance-pop genre track that has hit the world with BTS’s unique performance added to its exciting rhythm. BTS topped the U.S. Billboard’s main single chart Hot 100 for a total of 10 weeks with “Butter” and won the “Favorite Pop Song” category at the 2021 American Music Awards. They were also listed as a candidate for the “BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE” category with “Butter” at the “GRAMMY AWARDS,” which is scheduled to be held in January next year.
“The Hitmaker Awards” is an event in honor of musicians who contributed to producing the most popular songs of the year, and this year’s awards ceremony has also chosen many global musicians such as Olivia Rodrigo, Glass Animals, and Lana Del Rey aside from BTS.
Meanwhile, BTS have just successfully completed their first offline concert “BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA” in two years at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles on the 27th and 28th of last month, and the 1st to the 2nd of this month.