The chart-topping Korean pop band BTS will make their U.S. television performance debut on this year’s American Music Awards. The band’s confirmed to perform their new single, “DNA,” live during the AMAs. ABC will broadcast the 2017 American Music Awards beginning at 8pm ET on Sunday, November 19th.
Commenting on their upcoming American television debut, BTS stated, “We are so excited to be invited to the American Music Awards and to perform on the stage for the first time. All the members are honored to be on the show with other amazing artists, and we’re proud to share this great news with our fans, ARMY.”
Nominees for the American Music Awards are selected based on “key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the 2017 American Music Awards was September 9, 2016 to September 14, 2017.”
Voting is currently underway for the winners via billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote. Fans can also vote by tweeting the nominee’s name or Twitter handle plus the category name and #AMAs.
Bruno Mars tops the list of 2017 American Music Awards nominees with eight nominations. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd followed with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi picked up four nominations.
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Idolized and passionately supported by their massive fan ARMY, BTS has quickly risen from the ranks as K-pop newcomers and are poised for immense growth. With their popularity thriving in markets across all of Asia and mounting tremendously in the Americas, the boy band’s super-stardom has garnered a sky-rocketing trajectory of success in just a few short years. BTS has notched more than 40 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular artists across social networks. Most recently, BTS became the first ever K-pop act to break into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Their fifth and latest EP, Love Yourself: Her, debuted at No. 7, the highest-ever for a K-pop act on the chart.
Within four years of their 2013 debut, BTS went from winning several newcomer awards – including the Newcomer Award at the 2014 Golden Disc Awards, New Artist Award at the 2014 Seoul Music Awards, and Best New Artist at the 2015 Japan Gold Disc Awards – to becoming full-fledged Korean super idols. Comprised of band members Rap Monster, V, JungKook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope and Jimin, their remarkable impact is felt not only in Korea and all of Asia, but across the globe. Concert tickets and merchandise sales around the world confirm their universal appeal. Most recently, BTS has been recognized with awards including Best Korean Act at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, Choice International Artist at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, and Favorite International Artist or Group at the 2017 Nickelodeon Mexico Kids’ Choice Awards. BTS also won the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, ultimately proving K-pop can compete and thrive on a global scale.