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BTS nominated in 5 categories at MTV Video Music Awards

All News 16:07 August 12, 2021

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean superband BTS has been nominated in five categories at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, including "Song of the Year" for its megahit "Dynamite," the U.S. TV station said Wednesday (local time).

This year, the annual awards show will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 12 and aired live on MTV, according to its website.

In addition to "Song of the Year," the South Korean septet has been nominated for "Best Pop," "Best K-pop," "Best Choreography" and "Best Editing."

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows BTS in a concept photo for the CD single "Butter." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"Dynamite," which was released in August 2020, will compete against five other nominees for "Song of the Year," including "Mood" by 24kGoldn, featuring Iann Dior; "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, a collaboration between Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak; and "WAP" by Cardi B, featuring Megan Thee Stallion.

"Song of the Year" is one of the main award categories, along with "Video of the Year" and "Artist of the Year."

If BTS wins, it would be the first award in that category for the group, which in 2019 won "Best Group" and "Best K-pop" and in 2020 won "Best Group," "Best Choreography," "Best Pop" and "Best K-pop."

The band's four other nominations this year are for "Butter," a summery disco-pop song released in late May.

The other contestants for "Best K-pop" are (G)I-DLE for "Dumdi Dumdi", BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez for "Ice Cream", Monsta X for "Gambler," Seventeen for "Ready to love" and Twice for "Alcohol-Free."

MTV said the nominations for "Best Group" and "Song of Summer" will be announced at a later date.

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows BTS in a teaser for "Dynamite." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

hague@yna.co.kr
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