On April 10th, Billboard Music Awards released the list of the 2017 nominees. BTS has been nominated for the “Top Social Media Artist Award,” along with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.
According to Billboard, this is the criteria they consider:
“Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12-month reporting period ending in March of 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.”
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Fan voting will begin on May 1st.
Congratulations to BTS!
Check out the Billboard announcement video below.
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) April 10, 2017
Media: Big Hit Entertainment, Twitter