The 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which was held over the weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, saw a lot of thrilling wins and performances by different artists. However, the most surprising appearance during the event was by the Korean Pop boy band, BTS.

Not only did the famous K-pop group make its first ever Billboard red carpet appearance, but they also came out winning the Top Social Artist Award, competing against the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez.

Making headlines

The group's win was mostly thanks to their massive fan base that stretches from their home country in South Korea to the United States.

Their presence during the event's magenta carpet also spread through social media, with pictures and videos garnering millions of views and likes. After the group was given the award, they expressed just how overwhelmed they were for the reception and thanked all their fans for the support.

Socially aware artist

The seven-man boy band, which includes Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and JungKook, started to break into the scene back in 2013 with their single, "No More Dream." The group quickly rose to fame with their other songs, which were all infused with different social themes such as mental health, happiness, depression, bullying, and even women empowerment.

Since then, the Bangtan Boys, as they're often called, have made waves in different musical charts.

They also made a big impact on American Pop charts in ways that were not seen since PSY hit the airwaves with "Gangnam Style."

Social media giants

Aside from their strong social message and their catchy music style, which they all personally wrote, the group also has a huge social media following. The musical group using different social media platforms to spread their message and songs to millions of people around the world.

Their Twitter account for one has over 9.7 million followers, and they are also active with new posts. The number of followers for their Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram accounts is equally impressive, and the group never misses to post their latest selfies, videos, behind the scene takes, and other media.

In the four years since the group was formed, BTS has managed to released numerous EPs, three Korean albums and two Japanese Albums. The group currently doesn't have any plans to release an English-language album just yet, but they have already toured the US before.