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BTS May Have Lost the Grammys But They Won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

BTS scored a triple win.

BTS may have lost the Grammys but they dominated in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. 

Nickelodeon’s Orange Blimp took fans on a virtual ride around the world and beyond at the Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 (KCA), which will premiere in the Philippines on Wednesday, March 17 at 5 p.m. Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the KCAs featured performances by Grammy winner Justin Bieber, celebrity appearances, and unexpected reunions.

BTS Bags Triple Wins

K-pop superstars BTS bagged wins for all three categories that they were nominated in: Favorite Music Group, Favorite Global Music Star, and Favorite Song (“Dynamite”). Receiving their award virtually, the group thanked the ARMY for their love and support, saying, “We love you, and we miss you… you guys are the best!”

Epic Slimings and Unexpected Reunions

This year’s show set a Guinness Record for the most simultaneous slimings. Audiences were treated to rare and outrageous slimings of Robert Downey Jr., Charli D’Amelio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Liza Koshy, as well as KCA host, Kenan Thompson.

We also saw an unexpected reunion of the cast of iCarly. Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay), and Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) presented the KCA for “Favorite Movie.”

Vice President Kamala Harris Appears

Actress Jennifer Garner introduced Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris who delivered special remarks as part of the show’s Generation Change presentation. Recognizing kids’ strength and courage to create a better world, the pro-social initiative connects leaders and innovators with young voices to inspire positive change.


Celebrity appearances from Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, Sofía Vergara, Tiffany Haddish, Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, and dozens more made the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2021 one of the biggest ever hosted. 

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