Jung Kook is continuing to make waves during what’s turned into a breakout year for his solo career. Not only did his single “Seven,” a collaboration with Latto, top the Billboard Hot 100, but it reigned as Billboard’s No. 1 global song of the summer.
Now, Jung Kook is notching another big win: “Seven” has nabbed the award for top global K-pop song at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards Presented by Marriott Bonvoy.
The BTS member recorded an acceptance speech for the 2023 BBMAs, thanking ARMY and expressing his gratitude. “Thank you so much for the top global K-pop song for ‘Seven,’ it’s truly an honor,” Jung Kook said. “It’s very hard to express my gratitude in words. Thank you ARMY and everyone who loves this song. Without you I couldn’t have got this amazing award. While we’re working on ‘Seven’ I hope everyone could enjoy this track so the fact that I won this category means a lot to me. I’m so glad to share great music with everyone and thank you again Billboard for this award.”
The top global K-pop song is one of nine new awards at the 2023 BBMAs, making Jung Kook the debut winner in this category. As a member of BTS, Jung Kook already has 12 Billboard Music Awards, but this is his first solo win.
Latto also delivered an acceptance speech for the BBMA win, thanking her collaborator, the fans and God. “Oh my goodness,” Latto said. “Thank you God. Thank you, Jung Kook. Obviously, none of this would be possible without you. Shout out to the ARMY shout out to my Jackpots. We love y’all. Thank y’all for the continued support. My first Billboard Music Award. Yeah, I was nominated last year for the first time and I performed for the first time — and now I’m taking something home, you feel me. And my fans– thank you to my fans.” This is Latto’s first Billboard Music Award win.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards look a little different this year, offering fans a reimagined awards show concept that brings together exclusive performances from around the globe, intimate celebrations with the winners, in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes moments. You can watch the BBMAs on BBMAs.watch and on Billboard and BBMA social channels.
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