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BTS won the Choice International Artist award on August 13 local time at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, according to Soompi. The popular boy band from South Korea edged out nominees EXO, MONSTA X, SEVENTEEN, Mexican group CD9, and American Latin pop group CNCO.
The award, which is based on fans’ online votes via Twitter, was announced by presenter Bella Thorne in the final minutes of the 2-hour event. It was then immediately followed by an announcement that Liza Kosh and Logan Paul both won awards for the Choice Web Star.
Passionate fans were disappointed about how the award was presented, noting that the show failed to give them the proper recognition they deserve, We Are Resonate reports.
“Yeah I wait the whole time just to see that they didn’t announce bts properly so disappointed,” one fan ranted on Twitter.
“They didn’t even played one of their songs or showed a video/pic,” another netizen pointed out.
— Kpop Fan Problems (@Problems_Kpop) August 14, 2017
It was not clear, however, whether the internationally-famous band was actually there for the ceremony.
“I think since bts was wasn’t there, there were no K-pop fans. But either way, they should’ve done a better job during the announcement,” a fan vented.
Nonetheless, the win makes BTS the second K-pop artist to win the Choice International Award at the Teen Choice Awards, after Super Junior’s victory in 2015.
The group, which also received the Top Social Artist recognition at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, is currently gearing up for a September comeback with an album revolving around the concept of “Love Yourself”. The concept is rumored to include drama-style videos with storylines for each member.