BTS Dominates 2021 Billboard Music Awards As The Most Nominated K-Pop Group
Less than a month before the 2021 Billboard Music Awards occurs, it has now dropped its complete list of nominees. Besides the foreign performers, who among your favorite K-Pop artists make it on the list aside from BTS?
Billboard Music Awards shares a series of tweets to reveal who among the most favorite artists make it on this year's festivities. From The Weeknd to Taylor Swift to BTS, here are the other K-Pop and Western artists that made it on the list.
According to AllKpop, BTS has successfully scored four nominations for Top Song Sales Artist, Top Selling Song, Top Duo/Group, and Top Social Artist. Black Pink and Seventeen are also on the list for the Top Social Artist category, along with Bangtan Boys.
Other nominees are Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, and The Weeknd for Top Song Sales Artist. Gabby Barret and Charlie Puth's "I Hope," Cardi B and Stallion's "WAP," Stallion's "Savage," and The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" join BTS's "Dynamite" for the Top Selling Song Finalists.
ACDC, AJR Brothers, Dan and Shay, and Maroon 5 are up for the Top Duo/Group Finalists. Lastly, Ariana Grande and the Filipino boy band SB 19 rival with BTS, Seventeen, and Blackpink for the Top Social Artist category.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd dominates the 2021 Billboard Music Awards for being the finalist in 16 categories, including the Top Artist, the Top Male Artist, and the Top Hot 100 artist, Billboard noted. DaBaby follows him with 11 nominations with two entries in Top Streaming Song and Top Collaboration.
Gabbi Barrett, in addition, is the most nominated female artist with her nine nods, like the Top New Artist. The controversial Morgan Wallen will not attend this year's festivity despite his six nominations after saying the "N-word" on a video, which does not align with the event's core values.
Last year, Post Malone brought home the major awards, including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Male Artist, per Bandwagon Asia. Billie Eilish, alternatively, won the Top Female Artist and Top New Artist, while BTS bagged in the Top Social Artist award.
Will the K-pop group win the said category again this year? Find out when the 2021 Billboard Music Awards airs on Sunday, May 23, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 a.m. Singapore Time, 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Do you think BTS will win all the categories they're nominated in? Share your comments below. (Business Times)
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