BTS and BLACKPINK Earn Multiple Nods in the 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards

BTS and BLACKPINK got multiple nominations in the upcoming 2021 iHeart Radio Music Awards.(Photo : BTS Official Twitter Account and BLACKPINK Official Instagram Account)

K-pop fans have given another reason to celebrate! On Friday, April 9, it was announced that BTS and BLACKPINK have been nominated in various categories for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

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(Photo : BTS Official Twitter Account)

BTS and BLACKPINK Recognized in the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

BTS and BLACKPINK have been recognized again as both K-pop acts nabbed a number of nominations for the imminent 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. This, simply, goes to show that South Korea artists have, totally, attracted the biggest music market in the world, which is the United States.

Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, V, RM, and Suga received a total of four nominations this year. BTS was nominated in the Best Fan Army, Best Music Video Favorite Music Video Choreography, and Best Duo/Group of the Year categories.

Most, if not all fans, know that BTS was nominated and proclaimed winners for the Best Fan Army and Best Music Video awards last year. For those who are not aware, the Favorite Music Choreography, Best Fan Army, and Best Music Video are all social voted.

(Photo : BLACKPINK Official Instagram Account)

On the other hand, fan votes would not determine the Best Duo/Group of the Year winner. BTS is going against Maroon 5, Jonas Brothers, twenty-one pilots and Dan + Shay for the said category.

BLACKPINK also earned nominations in the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé are vying for the Best Fan Army and Best Music Video awards this year. BLINKs can recall that the world's biggest all-female band won the Favorite Music Video Choreography award last year.

Aside from BTS and BLACKPINK, another K-pop act was included in this year's list of nominees. NCT 127 was named as one of the contenders for the Best Fan Army category this year. The group is going against Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Louis Tomlinson, Why Don't We, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Agnez Mo, BTS, and BLACKPINK for the sought-after trophy.

As of this writing, the organizers have not yet announced the official list of performers for the ceremony. However, it was confirmed that the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards would be aired on May 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Voting would end on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

(Photo : BTS Official Twitter Account)

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BTS and BLACKPINK Included on IFPI's Top Global All-Format Album Chart

Meanwhile, IFPI just released its Top 20 Global All-Format Album Chart of 2020 on Thursday, April 8. BTS nabbed the first and fourth spots with its record-breaking albums titled "Map of the Soul: 7" and "BE," respectively, while BLACKPINK secured the No. 12 spot with "The Album."

Aside from BTS and BLACKPINK, other artists who made it to the list include The Weeknd for "After Hours," Billie Eilish with "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" Harry Styles for "Fine Line," Kenshi Yonezu with "STRAY SLEEP," Justin Bieber for "Changes," Taylor Swift with folklore, and Dua Lipa for "Future Nostalgia."

(Photo : BLACKPINK Official Instagram Account)

The albums that wrapped up the Top 20 list are "Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon" by Pop Smoke, "My Turn" by Lil Baby, "Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial" by Roddy Ricch, "Legends Never Die" by Juice WRLD, "Divinely Uninspired To A Health Extent" by Lewis Capaldi, "Music To Be Murdered By" by Eminem, "Chromatica" by Lady Gaga, "Frozen 2 OST" by Frozen Cast and "YHLQMDLG" by Bad Bunny.

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Written by Nica Vaughn



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