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BTS to Not Attend 2022 Billboard Music Awards — Here’s Why

BTS will not appear at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, where they have been nominated in six categories.

Read on to know the reason behind their absence.

BTS to Not Participate in 2022 Billboard Music Awards – Here’s the Reason

On May 9, Korean media outlets reported that BTS will not take part in this year’s Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), which is set to take place this month.

The Billboard Music Awards is deemed as one of the three major award ceremonies in the American pop music scene.

BTS Butter

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BTS to Not Attend 2022 Billboard Music Awards – Here’s Why

This past April, the “Butter” singers were revealed to have a total of seven nominations at the said award ceremony – the most nominations of any group or duo in history. They are running for Top Duo/Group (for the fourth consecutive year), Top Song Sales Artist, Top Billboard Global Artist (Excluding U.S.) and Top Billboard Global Song (Excluding U.S.) (with “Butter”).

BTS is also nominated for Top Selling Song (for both “Butter” and “Permission to Dance”) and Top Rock Song with “My Universe” (with Coldplay).

BTS Permission to Dance

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BTS to Not Attend 2022 Billboard Music Awards – Here’s Why

According to a local news outlet, BTS decided not to attend the 202 Billboard Music Awards to focus on preparing their new album, which is due out on June 10. It is also said that no performances are planned.

But, if they win an award, the septet will send their acceptance speech through a video.

So far, BTS has won a total of eight accolades at the BBMAs over the years. Back in 2017, they made history as the first K-pop artist to win at the award ceremony, taking home the Top Social Artist award.

BTS Permission to Dance

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BTS to Not Attend 2022 Billboard Music Awards – Here’s Why

Meanwhile, the 2022 Billboard Music Awards is happening on May 15 at 8 p.m. (local time) and will be broadcast live on NBC and will stream live on Peacock. The ceremony, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, will honor this year’s top artists on the Billboard charts in a total of 62 categories.

Good luck to BTS!

BTS Reveals ‘Proof’ Tracklist – Here’s What to Expect on Their New Album

From May 9 to 10, BTS dropped the first and second parts of their lengthy tracklist for their upcoming anthology album called “Proof.” This album will contain three brand-new songs together with many of the group’s past hits.

BTS Proof Tracklist

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BTS’ “Proof” Tracklist (CD 1)

On May 9, they revealed the tracklist for CD 1, and according to the image above, CD 1 will feature “Born Singer,” an adapted version of J.Cole’s “Born Singer” that the band first dropped in 2013. The CD 1 will also feature the lead single “Yet to Come” (one of the three new songs included in “Proof”).

Among the old BTS songs to be featured on “Proof” are “Dynamite,” “ON,” DNA,” “Boy In Luv,” “I NEED U,” “Fake Love,” “IDOL,” “Danger,” and more.

BTS Proof Tracklist

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BTS’ “Proof” Tracklist (CD 2)

On May 10, the tracklist for CD 2 was released. As per the photo above, CD 2 will contain the new song “Run BTS,” which is also the title of the boy group’s own variety show. The past hits to expect on CD 2 include “Intro: Persona,” “Euphoria,” “Her,” “Filter,” “Singularity,” and more.

BTS is yet to unveil the tracklist for CD 3 of “Proof” that will feature the last new song and other previous tracks.

Pre-orders for BTS’s “Proof” began on May 5 and fans can place their orders online and in-person at music stores. It is scheduled to end on June 9, one day before the album’s official release.

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Written by Maria Scott

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