Los Angeles: Billboard revealed the nominations for the upcoming 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Nominations for over 50 categories have been announced. While all the leading global icons have been nominated, it is the K-pop groups who have ruled the Top Social Artist category.Also Read - BTS Army Can’t Keep Calm as K-Pop Band Wins 3 Awards at Billboard Music Awards 2022

The Top Social Artist category features five incredibly popular acts who are all ruling hearts on social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This year, for this category, nominees include BTS, Blackpink, Ariana Grande, Seventeen and SB19. Three of the five nominees in the category are famous South Korean bands. This is the fifth time that BTS has been nominated under this category. The South Korean band has also claimed this trophy four years running. Both Blackpink and Seventeen have been nominated in the Top Social Artist category for the first time whereas Grande has been nominated in this category earlier as well, but she’s never been able to come out on top. Also Read - Mahira Sharma Gets Fat-Shamed by Journo, Shehnaaz Gill Fans Say Karma!

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F0llowing the announcement of the nominees, BTS fans (also known as its ARMY) took to Twitter expressing excitement. They are confident that their favourite K-pop band will surely will this award.

Apart from this, The Weeknd has been nominated in 16 categories at the Billboard Music Awards including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 artist. He is followed by American rapper DaBaby who has been nominated 11 times in nine categories.

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23.