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BTS to attend 2017 Billboard Music Awards

By Hong Dam-young

Published : May 9, 2017 - 13:32

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Nominated as top social media artists, BTS will walk the red carpet of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. 

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The group‘s agency Big Hit Entertainment said Tuesday that the group was invited to the ceremony that takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 21.

The seven-member boy band was nominated as a Top Social Media Artist by Billboard in April, recognized as one of the most influential and active artists on social media sites. Fellow nominees include Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

The winner of the Top Social Media Artist award will be determined based on the artists’ fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, touring and social engagement, as well as the result of an online vote which started May 1.  

BTS will be the first K-pop group to attend the event.

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