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BTS nominated in 3 categories for 2019 American Music Awards

K-pop 08:31 October 25, 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band BTS was nominated in three categories for the upcoming 2019 American Music Awards next month, poised to clinch a title for the second year in a row.

According to the lineup for nominees for the event released Thursday (U.S. time), the superstars will compete in the categories of Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock, Favorite Social Artist and Tour of the Year.

BTS won the Favorite Social Artist prize last year, becoming the first South Korean band to capture an award at the AMAs.

In the Favorite Duo or Group section, BTS will compete with two other music groups -- the Jonas Brothers and Panic! At The Disco.

For the Tour of the Year award, the septet is listed with Ariana Grande, Elton John, P!nk and Ed Sheeran.

BTS will also contend with Billie Eilish, EXO, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes to defend the Favorite Social Artist award.

Meanwhile, the AMA's most prominent prize of Artist of the Year has five nominees -- Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, while Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Ella Mai will vie for the New Artist of the Year award.

This year's award ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24.

This photo of BTS was provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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