As one of the biggest phenomena in music today and the biggest boy group today, BTS continues to show its strength in the awards and received no less than ten awards at the Japan Gold Disc Awards 2022, setting a new record for foreign artists.
The 36th edition of the Japanese awards announced its winners on March 14th, and BTS emerged as the most awarded artist of the night with ten trophies in 9 categories, including the “Best Asian Artist” award, which the group has won for the 4th year in a row.
?@BTS_twt won 10 Awards at the "36th Japan Gold Disc Award" including "Best Asian Artist" ??
— Best Asian Artist presented to Asian artists who have the highest sales of CDs, music videos, paid music distribution, etc. BTS has won this award for 4 consecutive years + pic.twitter.com/oe0u27V3Fk
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@BTSChartDailyx) March 13, 2022
With the ten awards, BTS breaks their own record as the foreign artist with the most awards in a single edition of the Japan Gold Disc Awards. Previously, the group already held the record with 8 awards, received in the 2021 edition.
In addition to the Best Asian Artist award, BTS also won the “Album of the Year” and “Best 3 Albums” awards with “BTS, THE BEST”, an album released in Japan in June 2021.
“Butter” was the big winner. The song, a great success by BTS, earned the South Korean group the awards for: “Download Song of the Year”, “Best 5 Download Songs”, “Streaming Song of the Year” and “Best 5 Streaming Songs”.
The song “Permission to Dance” also won an award in the “Best 5 Songs by Streaming” category. “My Universe“, a collaboration with Coldplay, took the award in the Pop category for “Download Song of the Year“.
In addition, BTS won the “Music Video of the Year” award for the DVD of the online concert “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E”, which took place in October 2020.