South Korean President congratulates BTS on AMA victory, writes band ‘proud that Korean music has made meaningful achievements’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in took to Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate South Korean pop band BTS on winning the Artist of the Year award at the recently held American Music Awards. In a note posted to Twitter, Moon Jae-in congratulated BTS on winning the “grand prize.”

His note, translated into English, read, “A big congratulations and thanks to BTS for winning the AMA Grand Prize. Last month, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a world-class think tank in the United States, ) organized an unusual conference on the theme of ‘Korea’s Soft Power’. At the conference, world-renowned scholar Joseph Nye, the creator of the concept of ‘Soft Power’, showcased the world’s most dynamic soft power combining unprecedented economic success and vibrant democracy. Korea is praised for. It is that Korean culture dominates the world, and that it exercises national prestige and power in diplomacy.”

The note continued, “BTS’ reaffirming that fact once again by winning the AMAs this time. Some of the news from this conference got some coverage, and I’m reposting it because I’m reminded of a comment by Joseph Nye.” “Although no country has been more successful than Korea in the last 60 years, so many Koreans think they are weak and lagging behind. This stifles their optimism and creativity,” he said. How are you guys? Isn’t it worth the confidence and pride now?”

BTS responded to the president’s tweet, saying that they are “proud of the fact that Korean popular music has made meaningful achievements in the global mainstream music market.” The band wrote on Twitter, “President, thank you for congratulating us on winning the AMA. We are also proud that Korean popular music has made meaningful achievements in the global mainstream music market. In the future, we look forward to That our culture and artists from more diverse fields will rule the hearts of people around the world!”

In addition to the Artist of the Year award, BTS also won the Favorite Pop Duo or Group Award at the AMAs 2021 and the Favorite Pop Song Award for “Butter”.

BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook also performed on “Butter”, “My Universe” at the AMAs.

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