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Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known BTS, is the first Korean artist to be nominated for the Billboard Music Awards. The group is nominated for the ‘Top Social Media Artist’.
According to Billboard’s website, ‘Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners.. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017’.
Billboard has been somewhat constantly featuring BTS on their website with special videos and interviews since their songs and albums have been constantly on the Billboard charts. Their entertainment agency’s CEO ‘Hitman’ Bang Si-Hyuk was also recently interviewed by Billboard on his thoughts of the success that BTS has earned in the international market.
According to their official Facebook page. BTS is honored to be nominated for the Billboard Music Awards.
Voting will start on May 1, so ARMYs better be ready to vote. They will be competing with other popular acts such as Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be on May 21.
Contributor: Nadine Postigo