K-Pop group and global sensation BTS will perform its new single at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards marking the latest song’s premiere on world television.
The Korean pop band, who just announced its highly anticipated new album, Love Yourself: Tear, will join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music’s biggest names.
Billboard Music Award-winning BTS, who is nominated for Top Social Artist this year, scored its first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart in October with Love Yourself: Her-- earning both the highest-charting album ever on the chart by a K-pop act, and the genre’sbiggest sales week. Since then, the seven-member group tallied its first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Mic Drop,” featuring Desiigner.
BTS has also spent more than 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular music artists across the world’ssocial networks. Collectively, BTS’ albums have earned 1 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and the group’s catalog of songs have collected nearly 2 billion on-demand streams.
Nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced earlier this month on NBC’s Today and on a livestream from Billboard’s New York office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.
Voting for the two fan-voted categories— Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist—will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.
Hosted by The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, the three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 21 at 8:00 a.m. on Blue Ant Entertainment.
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