BTS pave the way for nomination of South Korean bands EXO and GOT7 at Billboard Music Awards 2019
BTS meanwhile have arrived at the big table with their nomination for Top Duo/Group along with other big acts like Dan+Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! at the Disco
The nominations for Billboard Music Award 2019 is in and this time around more South Korean bands have made it to the list.
After BTS paved the way with their consecutive wins in the fan-voted Top Social Artist category in 2017 and 2018, more K-Pop bands have made this year to the category.
While BTS has upped its game with its nomination in the Top Duo/Group (Dan+Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! at the Disco are other nominees), apart from its presence as nominess for Top Social Artist category, South Korean bands EXO and GOT7 too have found themselves as Top Social Artist nominees.
Along with their K-Pop contemporaries, EXO and GOT7, in their first ever Billboard Music Award nominations, are up against Ariana Grande and Louis Tomlinson.
BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook have already gained immense popularity worldwide with their music and appearances on popular American shows as well. Back in 2018, EXO's 'Don't Mess Up My Tempo' earned its first 'Top 40' in Billboard 200
The band members of EXO include Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. The artistes also have their solo music careers and even act in films and television series. In fact, Sehun made his television series debut in 'Dokgo Rewind' in 2018.
GOT7, on the other hand, debuted in 2014 and its members include JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.
The band has released eight albums in total and their first titled 'Got it?' peaked at #1 in 2014 on Billboard's World Albums Chart. One of the band members, Jinyoung, is popular for acting in television series as well. He is currently seen as the lead Lee Ahn in tvN's show 'He is Psychometric'.
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Cardi B has taken over the Billboard 2019 with 22 nominations in 18 categories but missed 'the most nominated' crown by 1 nomination. The record is currently held by Drake and The Chainsmokers who had 22 nominations in previous years.
This year, Drake and Post Malone have 17 nominations followed by Travis Scott with 12.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live at 8PM ET on NBC.