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On Sunday night, the Billboard Music Awards took place at MGM Arena in Las Vegas and while the three-hour show was packed with incredible musical performances, for many fans the only moment that mattered was when K-pop group BTS took the stage. The fandom is real.
The Korean pop band not only won Top Social Artist during the show, but they also debuted their new single “Fake Love.” Taken from their latest album Love Yourself: Tear, “Fake Love” has all the melancholy and heartbreak necessary to send fans into full-on fangirl combustion.
Having only dropped their new album on Friday, 48 hours was still enough time for all the BTS fans in attendance to memorize the new track, with the crowd’s singing of “Fake Love” threatening to drown out the seven members of BTS throughout their high energy, heavily choreographed dance performance.
As it’s now to be expected with BTS, the sheer utterance of the band’s name sent fans into a tailspin. People. Lost. It. That includes celebs.
The love began during the red carpet show.
— Addicted to Bangtan (@cannabts) May 20, 2018
OMG for real.
— courtney (@vkookantot) May 20, 2018
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz knew exactly how much enthusiasm she needed to announce BTS as the winners of Top Social Artist.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
Many fans crowned “Fake Love” as the best performance of the night.
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) May 21, 2018
Choreo on point.
— jimin pics (@jiminpicts) May 21, 2018
Especially this point.
THIS PART RIGHT HERE. I WANTED TO SEE THIS PART RIGHT HERE!! EVERY MOVE IS SO METICULOUSLY AND CHOREOGRAPHED SO FLAWLESSLY AND THEY PRACTICED SO LONG IM JUST SO UGHHHHHH#FakeLivePremiere #BTS_BBMAs pic.twitter.com/2Jnuy8WnYg
— Ali wants you to LIVE (@BangtanHeize) May 21, 2018
The group found a new fan in Tyra Banks.
Meeting @BTS_twt is…
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) May 21, 2018
Tyra wasn’t alone. The group got to have some mutual fan moments of their own as well with Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Lil Pump, and John Legend.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 21, 2018
People were also really invested in the group’s skin care regime.
BTS definitely deserved this one! I honestly would’ve went off if they didn’t win. and hot damn! their skin is flawless pic.twitter.com/AW1arTo28n
— youtube/Alonzo (@alonzolerone) May 21, 2018
It’s true, they are glowing.
Not only did BTS win, and not only are they performing soon, they are GLOWING drop a skin care routine I need that radiance in my life #BillboardMusicAwards
— Cassie (@CassMaeHh) May 21, 2018