BTS has consistently proven that their motto “Teamwork makes the dream work” to be true and has broken borders on the music industry internationally. And we couldn’t be more proud.
So now, joining a long and exclusive list of winners, they become one of the spotlights in the 8th edition of the prestigious Asian Awards that will be held in London this friday, with the award to the most Outstanding Achievement in Music.
BTS has surpassed frontiers becoming the first South Korean act to break into one of the most important music charts in the world, if not most, the Billboard Hot 100. They not only performed at the American Music Awards, but also pre recorded a small presentation for New Year’s Eve concert, they also sold out their 5 shows in cities like LA, Chicago, and New York, and currently hold the record Guinness for Most Twitter engagements for a music group with an average of 252, 231 retweets per post. Not to mention the uncountable interviews and apparitions in Nationally acclaimed shows like Jimmy Kimmel and The Ellen show.
In words of Paul Sagoo, founder of the Asian Awards “BTS are in the lead of K-pop‘s rising as a musical force.” He called them “A real phenomenon in the music industry” and “Along with a legion of Fans across the globe, they have galvanised their culture with tremendous crossover success in the US, and have captivated music fans wherever they go.” He also mentioned that they have “incredible online interaction, and a Scintillating live performance.”
The Outstanding Achievement in Music Award has previously been won by Top artists like Former One Direction member Zayn Malik, Chart-topping singer Nicole Scherzinger, British Super-producer Naughty Boy, Multi-Grammy winner Norah Jones,Oscar winning composer AR Rahman, and Bollywood music icon Asha Bhosle.
The Asian awards was founded 2010 to celebrate the outstanding achievements and excellence of Pan-asians across the world. The celebration doesn’t limit to artists, but also acknowledges the achievements of politicians, dignitaries, celebrities, industrialists, and influencers from across all sectors.
Previous winners include acclaimed martial artist Bruce Lee, Zayn Malik, Shah Rukh Khan, AR Rahman, Sachin Tendulkar, Jack Ma, Dr. Amar Bose, Sir David Tang, Musical Legend Freddie Mercury, Kunal Nayyar, and the late Ahmed Kathrada.
The event will be hosted by comic genius and 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Television Award winner, Sanjeev Bhaskar.
In partnership with Payswiff and for consecutive second year, with the UK based Charity, One Family, the Asian Awards will be held on Friday April 27th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
The Asian Awards, were created as a form to honour only the highest levels of achievement of individuals born in or with direct family origin from across Pan-Asia in all disciplines of life be it business, arts, sports, public service, etcetera. And its process identifies individuals, or in this case groups, who parallel the achievement of great and iconic figures of the past; world-changers whose creativity touches, enriches, and inspires us in our daily lives.
You can learn more about them on their web site The Asian Awards and follow them in their Social Media networks
As a personal opinion, I feel honoured to be witnessing such a great achievement, since BTS are the first K-pop group to be not only nominated but to win this prestigious prize that the Asian community grants only to those who have had a great impact in their lives and everyone else’s; And to be part of that is a great privilege.
BTS, like many other kpop artists, are the living proof that no matter how humble your starting point is, you can reach for the heights and achieve great things just by working hard, surrounding yourself with people that love and support you, people that push you to be better each day, to love yourself, to love others, to follow your dreams, to never stop, never get stuck, never conform to a standard set by other person. Fight your way to your dreams, and you will succeed.
Because the Team work makes the dream work!
Congratulations BTS! We hope to write more and more articles about your success in the near and far future.