Looks like all those selfies and tweets have paid off for BTS!
11 Apr 2017 - 9:18 AM  UPDATED 11 Apr 2017 - 9:25 AM

BTS have held a strong grip on the top of the Billboard Social 50 chart for the past few months and it looks like all that time at No.1 has paid off in the form of a Billboard Music Awards nomination!

Billboard have just announced the nominees for the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which are set to be held on May 21, and BTS have been nominated in the "Top Social Artist" category. Not only is this BTS' first Billboard Music Award nomination, the group are the first K-pop group (and second K-pop act after Psy) to be nominated at the event! 

With other big name nominees like Justin BieberSelena GomezAriana Grande, and Shawn Mendes in the "Top Social Artist" mix, the category is shaping up to be a fiercely fought battle for the win. Fan voting opens up on May 1, so we'll find out who will emerge as the winner in a few weeks time.

A big congrats to BTS for scoring their first Billboard Music Award nomination!


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