BTS dropped a Bangtan bomb at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning both “Best Fan Army” and “Best Boy Band”.
In the weeks leading up to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, BTS’s fans tweeted like crazy, to gather votes for their favorite stars.
📢 iHeart Voting-End Party🎉
When: Mar 12 10:00PM KST
Trend: # 아미랜선파티 (ARMY Online Party)
How: Post 🍻drink/beverage🍹 pics to celebrate the end of voting with ARMYs!!#iHeartAwards #BestFanArmy #BTSARMY @BTS_twt #ThankYouKDiamonds pic.twitter.com/OfTRwzFd8e
— BTS 독려연합 투표총공 (@BTS_KR_VOTE) March 11, 2018
“Best Fan Army” and “Best Boy Band” are both socially voted categories. With more fans enlisting in BTS’s A.R.M.Y every day, the wins came as no surprise!
For “Best Fan Army”, BTS went up against EXO, along with Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Little Mix, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift.
For “Best Boy Band” BTS competed with AJR, CNCO, In Real Life, PRETTYMUCH, The Vamps, and Why Don’t We.
Unfortunately, BTS could not attend the awards ceremony, due to crammed schedules and preparations for their new album. To thank A.R.M.Ys for their ongoing love, recorded the following two video messages.
“We are always overwhelmed by your support,” RM says. “This award signifies passion and devotion of BTS A.R.M.Y.”
“This is the award our BTS A.R.M.Y literally made happen.”
BTS also took to Twitter to show their appreciation.
Like I already told you in the video, we do really know how hard you been tryin' for this award. Since the title is 'Best Fandom', the award surely is not ours, it's all for ARMYs. Congratulations and love you all with all of my heart. 💕
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 12, 2018