April 30, 2021 08:37
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have been nominated for as many as four gongs at this year's Billboard Music Awards. The nominees were announced Thursday.
They are in contention for the Top Duo/Group award -- which they won in 2019 -- for the third straight year and the Top Social Artist award, which they have won for the past four years.
They are also among the nominees for Top Song Sales Artist and Top Selling Song for their mega hit "Dynamite." It is the first time the boys have been nominated in either category.
The latest Billboard Music Awards are based on artists' chart performance from March 21 last year to April 3 this year.
In the Top Social Artist category, BTS will compete with two other K-pop acts, Black Pink and Seventeen, both of whom received their first-ever nominations this year.
The awards ceremony will be held on May 23.
BTS are releasing their new single "Butter" on May 21, so there is much hype building over whether they will showcase it at the awards show.
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