[Article] BTS, 2016 MAMA ‘Artist of the Year’… “We will become singers to be proud of”


Group BTS won “Artist of the Year” at the 2016 MAMAs, solidifying their position.

On December 2nd at the 2016 MAMAs (Mnet Asian Music Awards), held at Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo, BTS received the great achievements of “Best Dance Performance Boy Group” and, among the three grand prizes, “Artist of the Year.”

With this, they embraced the honor of winning their second grand prize after winning MelOn Music Awards’ “Album of the Year” last month on the 19th.

Through their agency, BTS said, “This is our unimaginable second grand prize. It’s an award our ARMYs should receive, so we think they received it instead of us. To the members who suffered together and BigHit staff, and above all else, to the fans who gave us this award, we give our sincere thanks.”

Continuing, they disclosed their thoughts on winning the grand prize. “We won’t forget this deeply touching moment of today. We will repay all of the support and praise we have received, and we will make an effort in order to become singers you can be more proud of without being embarrassed.”

This May BTS released the special album HwaYangYeonHwa: Young Forever and in October released their second full album WINGS and were active via those promotions. They also received lots of love by setting records such as being the first Korean artist to rise to the 26th spot on America’s “Billboard 200” chart.

Meanwhile, on this day, BigHit Entertainment’s president, Bang Sihyeok won “Best Producer” at the 1st Asian Artist Awards (AAA) and the 8th MelOn Music Awards (MMA). He received recognition as the best producer of this year with the honor of the triple crown.


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