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BTS was the first group to win the Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Song Artist

“Permission to Dance” artists BTS have landed multiple Billboard Music Awards since their debut, even earning seven nominations for the 2022 awards show. Here’s what we know about one of their most historic wins.

BTS has attended (and performed) at several Billboard Music Award ceremonies

Halsey and BTS perform “Boy With Luv” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

BTS is breaking records with its YouTube clips and album sales. They have also made their mark on several US-based award shows. This includes the Billboard Music Awards, also known as the BBMAs.

In 2019, the group appeared at the Billboard Music Awards, performing “Boy With Luv” off Soul Map: Persona. It was a very special performance for fans, as Halsey danced alongside Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

In 2021, BTS members were unable to physically attend the BBMAs due to security concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That didn’t stop the idols from performing a live version of their song “Butter.” (They also performed virtually for the Grammy Awards that same year.)

BTS made history at the Billboard Music Awards

BTS made Billboard Music Awards history in more ways than one. Of course, they had several legendary performances. They also became the first group to be recognized in several well-known categories. They were the first group to win the Top Song Sales Artist – a category created in 2016.

According to Forbesthis award “recognizes artists who have sold the most copies of songs during the tracking period, as opposed to Top Selling Song, which only looks at the song that actually sold the best”.

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BTS earned seven nominations for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

In 2022, BTS set a personal best with the BBMAs, earning seven nominations for the upcoming awards show. Some of the nominations in categories the group has won before, including Top Duo/Group, which K-pop artists received in 2019 and 2021.

They are also nominated in Top Song Sales Artist, Top Billboard Global Artist (outside US), Top Selling Song (nominated twice with “Butter” and “Permission To Dance”), Top Billboard Global Song (outside US ), and Top Rock Song categories.

As reported by several news outlets, BTS will not be making an appearance at this upcoming music event. Presumably, these artists are gearing up for their return in June 2022.

Even when they can’t physically attend award ceremonies, BTS members often share their gratitude on social media and with video messages. This includes the 2022 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, where they received the Airship for Favorite Music Group.

BTS is also known for their historic award nominations and wins outside of the Billboard Music Awards. They became the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammy Awards, later becoming the first K-pop group to earn a Grammy nomination for their song “Dynamite.”

The Billboard Music Awards aired May 15, 2022 on NBC television.

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