K-pop superstars BTS was nominated in the Top Duo/Group category for the upcoming 2019 Billboard Music Awards set in May. They were also nominated in the Top Social Artist category (An award they have won for the last 2 consecutive years).
Billboard released the lineup for nominees in the 56 award categories for the event at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1.
BTS will compete with four other music groups includingl Dan + Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! At The Disco for the annual Billboard award in the Top Duo/Group category.
Two other K-pop bands EXO and GOT7 were also nominated in the fan-voted category, along with Ariana Grande and Louis Tomlinson.
BTS looks like they are going to win this category again. They have topped Billboard’s weekly Social 50 chart for the 90th week in a row. The category is a measure of an artist’s popularity and level of activity. This is the longest streak EVER by any musician.
If BTS somehow wins in the Top Duo/Group category with past winners such as Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots. It could further cement their legacy.
The award ceremony’s most prominent prize of Top Artist had five nominees, including Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande.
The nominations came as BTS is in “comeback mode” to elease of their new album “Map of the Soul: Persona” set for April 12.
The band will hold the world premiere of the stage performance of the album on the American TV network NBC’s late-night show “SNL” on April 13.