SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) — K-pop supergroup BTS will not attend the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) even though it is highly likely to bring home multiple prizes, sources in the music industry said Monday.
The sources said the septet has recently decided not to attend the awards ceremony to be held in Las Vegas on Sunday (U.S. time).
The event is considered one of the three biggest music awards in the United States, along with the American Music Awards and the Grammy Awards.
The South Korean band scooped up four prizes at last year’s BBMAs, making it its fifth consecutive year to win at least one award at the awards show.
The band has received seven nominations for the upcoming event. It got nods in six categories — top duo or group, top song sales artist, top Billboard global artist (excluding U.S.), top selling song, top Billboard global song (excluding U.S.) and top rock song. But two songs — “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” — were nominated in the top selling song section.
It is the most nominations the group has ever received at the BBMAs.
BTS is highly likely to win multiple prizes as its 2021 megahit “Butter” sat atop Billboard’s Hot 100 main singles chart for 10 non-consecutive weeks.
The group reportedly plans to deliver a virtual acceptance speech if it wins an award with no plans to perform on stage.

The sources say BTS will instead focus on preparing for “Proof,” its new album set to drop June 10.
CR: Yonghap news
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1. Since they are skipping the BBMAs, I hope they can attend Korean shows or year end award shows…
2. They will get hate if they went and will get hate if they don’t. Seriously, I can’t read the comments hereㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
3. I hope they promote in Korea
4. I wonder if it’s because they are worried that journalists will make too much noise because of Jimin’s building incident if he sees them on his way out so they are just quietly preparing their album
5. People are showing their inferiority complex once again
6. They only have 3 new songs so what’s there to prepare? It’s obvious that they won’t even perform on music shows so…
7. Why are their so many trolls here? The comments are seriously… sigh….
8. It’s up to Bangtan if they wanna attend or not so who are you to get mad at them? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
9. They need to prepare for their new song and Muster too. Their schedules are packed. Why are you non-fans coming in the comments and ruining everything? Bangtan are just doing their job and minding their business so why are you telling them to do this or that? It’s damn tiring
10. Seems like everyone is invested in Bangtanㅋㅋㅋ give their comeback a lot of interest ^^
11. I wanna see Bangtan’s music show fancams ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
12. Just let them do what they want and leave them alone ㅠ

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