Korean-pop boy band BTS took the 2017 Billboard Music Awards by storm. The seven-member South Korean band - referred to as Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean or bulletproof boy scouts in English - scooped up the Top Social Artist at the award show during their US red carpet debut.

Before the K-pop boys - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V and JungKook - accepted the award, they appeared on Live From the Red Carpet and were visibly excited to be at the show.

"I mean, it's crazy. This is the first time we've come to like an American award show and it's also Billboard," BTS told E! News. "The name is really huge for us. We've been listening to Billboard since we were like eight."

The Korean boy band beat Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

"We still can't believe that we're standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards," they said. "It's so great to see all the artists we admire. To be in this category with such great artists, just really honored."

"And most importantly, this award belongs to all the people around the world that shine their love and light on us by the millions and make BTS proud. Please remember what we say, love yourself."

Here are three things you need to know about the Bangtan Boys:

• Their hip-hop/R&B infused music, entwined with socially-conscious messages on bullying, mental health and the pursuit of happiness among others, have helped them earn 9.7 million followers on Twitter.

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  • The boy band in the past four years has released a ton of music, which includes a number of EPs, two Japanese albums and three Korean albums.
  • Are they planning an English album? The boys won't be making a cross-over and releasing an English album any time soon as they are staying focused on their K-pop success. This doesn't mean that they won't be performing in the US or other countries. In fact, the boy band in the recent past has performed sold out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.