The seven-piece group took home four awards at the event, including You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group and So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile for ‘DNA’.
BTS (Bangtan Boys) continues dominating American music industry. The South Korean group came out as the biggest winner at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, which was held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood over the weekend. They took home four awards at the award show which was aired on June 23 on Radio Disney, Disney Channel, the Radio Disney app and the DisneyNOW app.
The seven-piece group snatched the coveted So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile for their hit song “DNA”, beating out Bleachers, Meghan Trainor, Walk the Moon and Grace VanderWaal. They also took home You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group, #SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans and When the Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track for “Mic Drop (Steve Aoki remix)”.
Also grabbing multiple awards were Camila Cabello and Bebe Rexha. The Cuban songstress notched The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year and The Bestest Song of the Year for her mega hit “Havana”. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old singer won The Freshest – Best New Artist and Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song for her Florida Georgia Line-assisted song “Meant to Be”.
“American Idol” alums Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who hit the stage that night, didn’t come home empty-handed. Kelly was honored with Icon Award, while the country singer was presented with the Hero Award. Janet Jackson, on the other hand, received the first-ever Impact Award. During her acceptance speech, she thanked people who have impacted her.
“It’s beautiful, it’s humbling to be recognized as someone that has had a positive impact, but if I have been fortunate enough to impact others it is only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life,” she said in her speech.
Other winners at the event include Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran and Kelsea Ballerini.
- You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group (Presented by KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Shapes): Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS
- The One – Best Artist: Shawn Mendes
- The Bestest Song of the Year: Camila Cabello – “Havana”
- XOXO – Best Crush Song: Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
- #SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans: Bangtan Boys a.k.a BTS – BTS Army
- The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello
- The Freshest – Best New Artist: Bebe Rexha
- So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile: Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS – “DNA”
- Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist: Max & Harvey
- Stuck in Our Head – Best Song to Lip Sync to: Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
- When the Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track: Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS – “Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)”
- Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song: Bebe Rexha and Florida Gerogia Line – “Meant to Be”
- The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist: Kelsea Ballerini
- Mashup! – Best Collaboration: Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
- Hero Award: Carrie Underwood
- Icon Award: Kelly Clarkson
- Impact Award: Janet Jackson
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