The Korean band also picked up five awards at the ceremony in Incheon
The Korean boyband walked away with prizes for the awards show’s two main prizes – Best Artist Of The Year and Best Digital Album for ‘Love Yourself: Answer‘. They also collected awards for Best Male Dance Performance for ‘Idol’, Genie Music Popularity Award, and Best Male Group.
During the ceremony, BTS member Jungkook performed Puth’s ‘We Don’t Talk Any More’ with the New Jersey singer. Puth then later joined BTS to perform a piano version of their track ‘Fake Love’ with them.
The boyband also played a medley of their tracks ‘Save Me’, ‘I’m Fine’, and ‘IDOL’. Watch footage of all performances above and below.
Puth also left the MGA Awards with a trophy, after being named Best International Artist. BTS’ producer Bang Si-hyuk was also given the award for Producer Of The Year.
Meanwhile, BTS recently released their first track completely in English in the form of new Steve Aoki collaboration, ‘Waste It On Me’. The song will appear on Aoki’s upcoming new album, ‘Neon Future III’.
BTS rapper Suga has also shared what K-Pop means to him, saying he doesn’t define it as a genre. “I’m a little bit wary of that but I think rather than approach Kpop as a genre, a better approach would be ‘integrated content,” he said during the band’s live interview at the Grammy Museum.
He continued: “K-Pop includes not just the music, but the clothes, the makeup, the choreography… All these elements I think sort of amalgamate together in a visual and auditory content package that I think sets it apart from other music or maybe other genres. So again, as I said, rather than approach K-pop as it’s own genre, I think approaching it as this integration of different content would be better.”