It’s official now! Grammy-nominated band BTS will perform at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, two after releasing their second English single.
The K-Pop Boy Band has been nominated in 4 categories at the BBMA.
BTS Confirms Their Performance
On May 11, BTS confirmed that they will be playing their single ‘Butter’ for the first time in the 2021 BBMAs.
The announcement read, “We can no longer hold it! Our debut performance of “#BTS_Butter” will be at this year’s @BBMAs!”
What Categories Is BTS Nominated For?
BTS has been nominated for Top Duo / Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Selling Song (‘Dynamite’), and Top Social Artist (Fans voted).
In 2018, BTS made its debut on stage at the Billboard Music Awards with a powerful performance of ‘Fake Love’.
In 2019, they played ‘Boy With Luv’ with Halsey. In 2020, they played their single that topped the Charts for single category ‘Dynamite’ in English.
The 2021 BBMA nominations were announced on 29 April. The Weeknd leads the pack with 16 nominations this year for his record ‘After Hours’ and the hit song ‘Blinding Lights’.
He is followed by DaBaby who comes in with nine nominations. Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, followed by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande included three nominees, each.
Hosted by Nick Jonas, The Weeknd will perform while Drake will be felicitated with the Artist of the Decade Award at the Billboard Music Awards 2021 on May 23, 2021.
More About BBMA
The BBMAs celebrate music’s greatest achievements as finalists are determined by their performance on the Billboard charts. Finalists and winners are then based on key fan interactions with their music, album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement. All these aspects are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data.
This year’s BBMAs are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021. The 2021 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick Clark productions, which is owned by MRC; MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard. Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers of the show.
Tune in to the BBMAs on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.