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- BTS is nominated for artist of the year for the first time, and will be up against Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd.
- For the third successive year, the band is also nominated for the favorite pop duo or group award, along with AJR, Glass Animals, Maroon 5 and Silk Sonic.
- Their hit song “Butter,” which topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for weeks, was nominated for favorite pop song.
- The nominees are based on fan interactions that include streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay in the time period between Sept. 25, 2020 and Sept. 23, 2021.