BTS nominated for Billboard Music Awards

Du Ri Jang, April 11, 2017, 9:34 a.m.


Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, received a nomination for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, organizers said on Monday.  It is the first time a Korean artist has been nominated for the May award. The group was nominated for Top Social Media Artist alongside Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. Nomination is based on artists’ interaction with fans, album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement.

BTS has been lighting up the Billboard charts by topping the Social 50 for 19 weeks. The group ranked No. 16 on Artists 100 while putting four consecutive albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including its latest release “Wings: You Never Walk Alone.” “Wings,” an album released in October 2016, remained within the top 10 on the World Album chart for 19 consecutive weeks.

The award ceremony is slated for May 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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