BTS and Halsey performed their hit collaboration single
The number, which received one of the loudest receptions of the night, marked the boy band’s first live performance with the American singer, who recently penned their feature on Time 100.
BTS owned the performance with their powerful vocals, excellent choreography and stunning visuals.
Meanwhile, Halsey jumped into the mix twice, rendering her refreshing vocals in the chorus.
Aside from their highly-anticipated performance, BTS also won two awards at the event held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The septet won “Top Duo/Group” and “Top Social Artist”, the latter category being the third in their record.
For “Top Duo/Group”, BTS competed against four other acts, namely Dan + Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! At The Disco.
Meanwhile, they competed against Ariana Grande, Louis Tomlinson, and fellow K-Pop groups EXO and GOT7 for Top Social Artist.
BTS fans, affectionately known as ARMYs, expressed their support with overwhelming cheers throughout the group’s performance and acceptance of awards.
“Thank you, ARMY. Still can’t believe that we’re here on this stage with so many great artists, oh my god,” RM said. “ARMY, this is only possible because of the little things we shared together. The BTS and ARMY power, right? And we’re still the same boys from six years ago. We still have the same dreams. We still have the same feelings; we still have the same thoughts. So let’s keep dreaming the best dreams together. Thank you. I love you all.”
Ahead of the awards show, the group recalled their first meeting with Halsey, which also took place at the BBMAs in 2017.
“We and Halsey met two years ago at the backstage of BBMA. Actually, she was a fan of our music videos and we were fans of ‘Closer’ and her voice,” RM said, according to the Korea Herald. “We became friends and (said) we should work together and it just happened. Two years later, we are here.”
Needless to say, ARMYs at home celebrated the group’s performance and victory just as cheerfully on Twitter.