BTS receiving hate for BBMA win has me like???
I’ve heard a LOT about people complaining/bitching that BTS were
- Nominated for a Billboard Music Award (BBMA) for Top Social Artist
- Attended the BBMA Awards
- WON said award
Firstly, What do you all think the Billboard Awards are?? Something given to promote/congratulate only North American (NA) Artists?
Billboard does NOT only exist to honor NA artists. It is true that NA artists tend to top the charts/garner the most attention, but… Whether this is due to English being one of the most popular spoken languages or simply the fact they are in America, an entertainment capital, it DOES NOT MATTER. Billboard is there to award/discuss THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, and that includes ALL facets of it.
Whether a group/artist is from NA, speaks English, or operates in NA does not matter. The point of these awards is to congratulate artists succeeding in their fields, wherever they are from. If a group/artist is from China, Korea, Brazil, Russia, ANYWHERE: If they make it onto the Billboard Charts, they DESERVE their award.
The fact that BTS, a Kpop group, managed to break through the English language barrier should be celebrated, not hated!
BTS is one of the most hardworking, talented, and real groups in Kpop. They write their own music, which isn’t common at all in Kpop, and they don’t hide themselves behind their management companies like some groups do. BTS shows their fans who they really are, and they deserve this award.
I understand why people who had never heard of BTS before might have been upset, especially if one of their favorite artists lost the award to them. I would have been upset in that case as well, but there is a difference between BEING UPSET and ACTIVELY HATING ON A GROUP just because you don’t understand their success/are jealous they beat someone you wanted to win.
Top Social Artist was a fan voted award, and as MUCH as it upsets you to believe/accept, MORE people voted for them, that is the truth. What does that mean? It means that BTS beat the other competitors by a LOT. (I don’t have the exact numbers right now, but I know BTS had about 3 MILLION VOTES total!) So I’m sorry that Justin Bieber lost, but being sorry isn’t a reason to deny a hardworking, deserving group/artist of their award.
Maybe a lot of people will read this and not care, maybe a lot of people will read this and get angry, and maybe a lot of people will ready this and understand; Either way, I’ve said what I needed to, and I hope you are one of those that understand where we are coming from; Not only Army, but also everyone who wants to see someone they love succeed, whether it’s English or not.