On Sunday in Variety’s Hitmaker event, BTS delivered a heartfelt speech after getting the award for “Butter,” they won the record of the year for “Butter.”
While accepting the respect, RM meditated on what the achievement of the hit song means to them and described how they felt about performing after a long time.
“We’d like to thank Variety for this amazing honor,” RM said. “Butter’ holds a very special place in our heart. During these uncertain and turbulent times with the pandemic, we took time to look back on our past and present and decided to release ‘Butter’ in hopes of lifting spirits. The song became an anchor for us to enjoy what we can now and keep moving forward. We just finished our first in-person concert we longed for in two years, especially since the pandemic and this feels truly like the beginning of our new chapter.”
In L.A.’s SoFi Stadium BTS did four sold-out shows, playing to 70,000 fans each day.I
Jungkook added, “It means a lot to us that ‘Butter’ is being recognized as a record of the year. We just wanted to share fun, positive energy with many people, and that is what ‘Butter’ is to BTS.”
J-Hope then congratulated all of the other Hitmakers honorees, saying: “We’re sorry we couldn’t be there in person. Congrats to all and hope you enjoy this day.”