The highly anticipated 2023 Billboard Music Awards is just around the corner, and K-pop fans are in for a treat. In an exciting twist, BTS’s Jimin and NewJeans have secured nominations in four categories at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, solidifying their position as global K-pop sensations. Let’s take a look at these exciting new additions and the impressive lineup of Korean artists.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards: K-Pop Categories and Nominations
On October 26, the highly anticipated Billboard Music Awards ceremony revealed its nominees. Excitingly, they introduced four new categories to honor the phenomenal popularity of K-pop. These categories are Top Global K-Pop Artist, Top K-Pop Album, Top Global K-Pop Song, and Top K-Pop Touring Artist.
The winners of the Billboard Music Awards are selected based on performance metrics from the year-end Billboard charts—the tracking period spanning November 4, 2022, to October 12, 2023.
BTS Jimin and NewJeans Earn Most Nominations in K-Pop Categories
Jimin, from the acclaimed group BTS, is making a wave in the music industry, earning nominations in an impressive four categories. He’s vying for the titles of Top Global K-pop Artist, Top K-pop Album, and Top Global K-pop Song. His debut track “Like Crazy“ has also landed him a nomination for Top Selling Song, putting him in competition with top artists like Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus, Oliver Anthony Music, and Taylor Swift.
Meanwhile, rising K-pop sensation NewJeans is garnering recognition at the prestigious Billboard Music Awards. They’ve been nominated for Top Billboard Global Artist (excluding the U.S.), Top Global K-pop Artist, and Top K-pop Album. Their captivating songs “Ditto” and “OMG” are also in the running for the prestigious title of Top Global K-pop Song. Competing against renowned artists such as Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, NewJeans is ready to showcase their undeniable musical brilliance.
From TWICE to Stray Kids and TXT, esteemed Korean artists are leaving their mark on the international music scene, earning multiple nominations and solidifying their global impact. Additionally, superstar group BLACKPINK and Suga from BTS are contenders for the coveted title of Top K-pop Touring Artist. At the same time, BTS’s Jungkook has received a nomination for Top Global K-pop Song. These gifted individuals continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their extraordinary talent and artistry.
Despite contract issues, FIFTY FIFTY has triumphed and secured nominations in fiercely competitive categories like Top Duo/Group and Top Global K-pop Song. Alongside exceptional contenders like Eslabon Armado, Fuerza Regida, Grupo Frontera, and Metallica, FIFTY FIFTY is poised to showcase their incredible talent at the upcoming awards.
Billboard Music Awards 2023 for K-Pop: Nominations and Nominees
Here are the nominees for the new four categories of K-Pop awards:
Top Global K-Pop Artist Nominees
- BTS Jimin
- Stray Kids
- Tomorrow X Together (TXT)
Top K-Pop Album Nominees
- BTS Jimin, “FACE”
- NewJeans, “Get Up”
- Stray Kids, “5-STAR”
- TXT, “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION”
- TWICE, “READY TO BE”
Nominees of Top Global KPop Song
- BTS Jimin, “Like Crazy”
- BTS Jungkook (featuring Latto), “Seven”
- FIFTY FIFTY, “Cupid”
- NewJeans, “Ditto”
- NewJeans, “OMG”
Nominees of Top K-Pop Touring Artist
- BTS Suga
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards ceremony will be live on Sunday, November 19 (U.S. time).
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