This week is HUGE for Korean pop fans. The wildly popular boy band BTS (Bangtan Boys) received a nomination for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards–the first K-pop group EVER to do so!
BTS just finished up a five-date arena tour in the U.S. to sold-out crowds. Not too shabby for a band that formed just 4 years ago. Last year, BTS also became the first K-pop group to crack the top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart with their second full-length album, Wings.
We know these boys love to dance, but before we get to the dance party, we should probably introduce the group to those who aren’t in on the international craze. In total, there are seven members:
— Pragati Singh (@pspopstar) April 10, 2017
MIND YOU BTS ONLY DEBUTED 4 YEARS AGO AND NOW THEIR THE 1ST KPOP GROUP TO BE NOMINATED FOR @BBMAs HOW BOUT THEM APPLES
— Bangtan babe♡ 화양연화 (@bangtanbabe7) April 10, 2017
— BrazilHope (@protecthoseok) April 10, 2017
— Sumi AppleBerry (@SumiAppleberry) April 10, 2017
BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS SÓ ME DÁ ORGULHO BTS
— criztiny (@taesquizito) April 10, 2017
— Barbizinha ; (@maritaevtae_) April 10, 2017
Check out the full list of 2017 nominees here.
And don’t forget to tune in to the show on Sunday, May 21 on ABC!