BTS absent from Billboard Music Awards: sources
SEOUL, May 09 (Yonhap) — K-pop supergroup BTS will not participate in the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) even though it is highly likely to win multiple awards, sources from the media said Monday. music industry.
The sources said that the septet recently decided not to attend the awards ceremony to be held in Las Vegas on Sunday (US time).
The event is considered one of the top three music awards in the United States, along with the American Music Awards and the Grammy Awards.
The South Korean band won four awards at last year’s BBMAs, making it their fifth straight year to win at least one award at the awards show.
The group received seven nominations for the upcoming event. It earned nominations in six categories: Top Duo or Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Billboard Global Artist (Non-US), Top Selling Song, Top Billboard Global Song (Non-US) and best rock song. But two songs – “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” – were nominated in the best-selling songs section.
This is the most nominations the group has ever received at the BBMAs.
BTS is very likely to take home multiple awards as their 2021 megahit “Butter” sat atop Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for 10 non-consecutive weeks.
The band reportedly plans to give a virtual acceptance speech if they win an award with no plans to perform on stage.
The sources say that BTS will instead focus on preparing for “Proof,” their new album which will be released on June 10.