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BTS News: ARMY Battles Against Beliebers, Selenators, Arianators and Mendes Army To Win Billboard Music Award's Social Artist Category For BTS

By Angie Chui | April 12, 2017 07:23 AM EDT

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After smashing record after record for their "Wings: You Never Walk Alone", BTS is making another record for being the only the first K-pop group to be nominated for the Billboard Music Awards. This comes at the heels of the successful US leg of their Wings world tour.

According to a report by SBS Pop Asia, BTS has been nominated under the Top Social Artist category. The BTS is pitted against some tough competition as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes are also nominated for the category.

Billboard has announced that online voting for the Top Social Artist Category will open on May 1. The BTS fandom, which is known as BTS ARMY, which has catapulted BTS' music videos to become the most viewed MVs on youtube in the shortest amounts of time, will have their work cut out for them as they face off with equally dedicated fandoms like Justin Bieber's Beliebers, Selena Gomez's Selenators, Ariana Grande's Arianators and Shawn Mendez's yet to be officially named but globally wide fandom.

Following the successful leg of their Wings tour, BTS thanked their international fans for all the love and support their received on tour. In an interview with iHeartRadio, BTS leader Rap Monster credited the success of the BTS to the dedication of their fans around the world who help them reach more people with their music by translating their lyrics and interviews in different languages, Kpopstarz reported.

"Thanks to our fans because they translate our music and our interviews into their languages," he said. "That is how they resonate and (they) feel the same feelings with us."

Rap Monster also credited BTS' diverse music influences as a means to reach out to young people all around the world. BTS members, he said are very involved with every aspect of their music from songwriting, to producing and even choreography.

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