BTS Won’t Attend This Year’s Billboard Music Awards?
On May 9, it was reported that megastar BTS’ attendance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards was unconfirmed. Soon, more reports started pouring in revealing that the boy band was set to stay at home ahead of the release of their upcoming anthology album “Proof” instead of attending the awards night. price. A clear reason for their absence was not mentioned according to local media citing BIGHIT MUSIC, but their June 10 release would be the most likely.
Notably, BTS has garnered the most nominations per year for this period, with up to 6 awards up for grabs for the South Korean boy group. They earned 7 nominations with their songs “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” vying for the top-selling song award. BTS was also nominated for Top Duo/Group (past wins in 2019 and 2021), Top Billboard Global Artist (non-US), and Top Billboard Global Song (non-US) for “Butter.” Notably, the septet was named among the nominees for Best Song Sales Artist as well as Best Rock Song for “My Universe.”
The Billboard Music Awards have benefited immensely from BTS’ past presence in the years 2017-2019 in person while the past two years remotely. What change would BTS’s program bring to the show’s audience? The world is waiting as the 2022 Billboard Music Awards air on May 15.
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