The “2018 People’s Choice Awards” was held on November 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Los Angeles, California.
BTS won “group of 2018” and “social celebrity of 2018,” the awards body revealed in an announcement on social media. It also won “song of 2018” and “music video of 2018” for its latest single, “Idol.”
BTS did not attend the awards ceremony because of their previous engaged schedule. The group’s Japanese leg of the “Love Yourself” world tour will all take place at domes, the country’s biggest concert venues. It will perform in Tokyo next Tuesday and Nov. 14; in Osaka on Nov. 21, 23 and 24; Nagoya on Jan. 12 and 13; and Fukuoka on Feb. 16 and 17. In Japan, BTS held its first dome concerts ever in Osaka in October last year.
“We are so honored to win the group of 2018,” RM said as the band accepted the award in a video. “We just finished touring America and can’t wait to come back and see you guys.”
The video ended with the band members shouting, “Big love!”
BTS managed to fend off competition in the highly contested category from the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer and Super Junior.