BTS Just Broke This Billboard Music Awards Record

K-pop has quickly become one of the most popular genres of music in the world, and groups from Korea have become especially popular in the United States. Fans of K-pop are uniquely passionate, even using their favorite performers to create American political disruptions online. It's clear that K-pop culture has spread like wildfire, with fans going crazy for the fashions, getting rowdy online for their favorite artist, and of course, appreciating the music (via Nylon).

Few K-pop groups have done it better than BTS when it comes to music, however. The band behind the song "Butter" has completely changed the genre's face, and you still might be surprised by how the band met in the first place (per Vox). Their song, "Dynamite," hit the top of the Billboard charts in 2018, making it the first time a K-pop group topped the infamous chart. From that point on, their popularity only grew.

Being that BTS was the first K-pop group to reach the top of the Billboard chart, it's only fitting that they recently broke a Billboard Music Awards record.

BTS broke a 17 year long Billboard Music Award record

The wildly popular K-pop group, BTS, just broke a record at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The "Dynamite" singers were nominated for six awards at the ceremony that took place on Sunday night, and won three of them (via E! News). They're no strangers to winning Billboard awards, as they've won at least one every year since their debut in 2017.

This year, BTS won the awards for Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, and Top Selling Song for "Butter." If you're worried you're having deja vu, don't worry, they also won all three of these awards last year (via Soompi). Now, they have 12 Billboard Music Awards under their belt, beating the record Destiny's Child has held for 17 years. They're officially the music group with the most Billboard Awards to their name!

BTS has made history as the first K-pop group to hit the Billboard Charts, now, they've made history at the award show, too!