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(LEAD) BTS, BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs' group of year

All News 15:22 August 20, 2022

(ATTN: UPDATES with more background information in paras 5-6)
By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- K-pop supergroups BTS and BLACKPINK have been nominated for group of the year in the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the U.S. music channel has announced.

The two K-pop bands will compete for Best Group Of The Year with City Girls, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Maneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Silk Sonic, MTV said Friday (U.S. time) on its homepage and social media.

This image captured from the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards' official Twitter account shows K-pop icon BTS as a nominee for this year's Group Of The Year. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

BTS has won group of the year, one of the three socially voted categories along with Song Of Summer and Album Of The Year, in the last three years.

Jungkook of BTS was nominated for Song Of Summer for "Left and Right," his collaborative single with U.S. singer-songwriter Charlie Puth.

The additions increased to six the total number of categories where BTS got a nod in this year's event and to three for BLACKPINK.

BTS has earlier been announced as a nominee for Best K-pop, Best Choreography, Best Visual Effects and Best Metaverse Performance. BLACKPINK is competing for Best K-pop and Best Metaverse Performance in addition to group of the year.

The girl group will also perform at the awards show slated for Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

This image captured from the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards' official Twitter account shows Jungkook of BTS as a nominee for this year's Song Of Summer. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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