How Jimmy Fallon Became a BTS Fan
On Dec. 4, BTS became the first artists to win all four Daesangs at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Jimmy Fallon announced the nominees and the winner for one of the Daesangs, Album of the Year. The group thanked Fallon in their acceptance speech, and after presenting the award Fallon posted a congratulatory message for BTS on Twitter.
BTS appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ in 2018
In September 2018, BTS appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Before appearing on the show, the group took part in a Fortnite Dance Challenge with Fallon.
Each member of BTS and Fallon completed a different Fortnite dance, and then all of them Flossed. After Fallon fell down, exhausted, Jimin, J-Hope, Jungkook, and V chaotically performed the Floss dance over him. At the end of the segment, BTS taught Fallon the dance for their song, “Idol.”
Jimmy Fallon interviewed BTS on his talk show
After filming the Fortnite Dance Challenge, Fallon interviewed BTS on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. For the interview, Fallon wore a Chimmy headband. Chimmy is the character Jimin designed for BTS’s BT21 collection with LINE FRIENDS CREATORS. Jimin noticed the Chimmy head band and the two hugged.
“I’m not picking favorites,” Fallon said before subtly pointing at Jimin.
Later, when each member of BTS introduced themselves, Fallon once again made his love for Jimin known.
“Here we go, my man, here we go,” Fallon said right before Jimin introduced himself.
“Hey Jimmy, I’m Jimin,” Jimin said. He then stood up and hugged Fallon.
During the interview, BTS talked about their trip to New York City, their Love Yourself World Tour, and Suga mentioned he hoped BTS would attend the Grammy Awards, which BTS did in 2019. BTS also performed “Idol” and “I’m Fine” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon presented the award for Album of the Year at 2019 MAMA
On Dec. 4, Fallon presented the award for Album of the Year at 2019 MAMA through a video message. BTS won the award, and onstage members of BTS thanked Fallon for presenting the award.
“First, to Jimmy Fallon, who made a special appearance, thank you so much,” Jimin said according to a fan translation.
RM added, “Thank you, Jimmy!!”
After BTS won the award, fans joked on Twitter that it was obvious BTS would win since Fallon was picked to present the award. Fallon is known for being a fan of BTS ever since BTS visited his talk show.
“the moment jimmy fallon said he was gonna announce album of the year we all know he’s gonna say bts,” wrote a Twitter user.
“the way we all collectively knew that bts won once jimmy Fallon came on…pfft he would never cheat on jimin,” a fan tweeted.
Jimmy Fallon congratulated the group on Twitter
After presenting the award for Album of the Year, Fallon posted a congratulatory message on Twitter for BTS.
“Congrats BTS on the 2019 MAMA Album of the Year -Chimmy,” he tweeted.
Fallon’s tweet also included a video message.
“BTS! Congrats! It’s me, it’s your friend Chimmy, Chimmy Fallon. I just wanna say congratulations. I’m so happy that I got to give you guys the award. MAMA! You did it! Congrats,” Fallon said in the video.