BTS Earns Multiple 2021 MTV Awards Nominations, Competes With BLACKPINK, TWICE, SEVENTEEN and (G)I-DLE For Best K-Pop Award

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Nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be held on Sept. 12 in New York City's Barclays Center, were made known to the public Wednesday. BTS, which is composed of Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, J-Hope, Suga and V, has set new records again after they nabbed a total of five nominations.

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BTS Earns Multiple Nods In 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

BTS is vying for the Song of The Year award for their record-breaking track "Dynamite," which was released on August 21, 2020. The said upbeat disco-pop song became an instant hit worldwide as it was able to garner a whopping 7.778 million streams on the global Spotify chart during its first 24 hours.

Not only that because "Dynamite" by BTS also debuted at No. 6 on the Gaon Digital Chart and rose to the No. 1 spot weeks later. In Japan, the said song debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and peaked at No. 2.

In the U.S., "Dynamite" dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for several weeks, becoming the K-pop group's first number-one single in America. The group of Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, J-Hope, Suga and V also became the first South Korean act to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 history.

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BTS will have to beat other American music acts to get the Song of the Year award including Olivia Rodrigo for her hit track "drivers license," Dua Lipa for "Levitating," Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion for "WAP," Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic for "Leave The Door Open" and 24kGoldn ft. iann dior for "Mood."

The all-boy band is also vying for the Best Pop award for their song "Butter," alongside Taylor Swift for "willow," Shaw Mendes for "Wonder," Olivia Rodrigo for "good 4 u," Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon for "Peaches," Harry Styles for "Treat People with Kindness," Billie Eilish for "Therefore I Am," and Ariana Grande for "positions."

BTS is also nominated in the Best Choreography category, again, for "Butter." Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, J-Hope, Suga and V will be competing with Ariana Grande ("34+35"), Ed Sheeran ("Bad Habits"), Foo Fighters ("Shame Shame"), Harry Styles ("Treat People With Kindness") and Marshmello & Halsey ("Be Kind") for the award.

"Butter" by BTS was also named as one of the nominees in the Best Editing category, together with "Leave The Door Open" by Bruno Mars, Anderson . Paak and Silk Sonic, "What's Next" by Drake, "Treat People With Kindness" by Harry Styles, "Peaches" by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon, and "Prisoner" by Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa.

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BTS Competes With BLACKPINK, TWICE, SEVENTEEN And (G)I-DLE

Interestingly, BTS will also have to face other South Korean bands for the Best K-Pop award. This year, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, J-Hope, Suga and V were nominated in the said category for their popular track "Butter."

"Ice Cream" by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez, "Alcohol-Free" by TWICE, "Ready To Love" by SEVENTEEN and "DUMDi DUMDi" by (G)I-DLE are also nominated in the said category. Here is the full list of nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP"

DJ Khaled ft. Drake -- "POPSTAR" (Starring Justin Bieber)

Doja Cat ft. SZA -- "Kiss Me More"

Ed Sheeran -- "Bad Habits"

Lil Nas X -- "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)"

The Weeknd -- "Save Your Tears"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

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SONG OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior -- "Mood"

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic -- "Leave The Door Open"

BTS -- "Dynamite"

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP"

Dua Lipa -- "Levitating"

Olivia Rodrigo -- "drivers license"

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24kGoldn -- RECORDS LLC / Columbia Records

Giveon -- Epic Records / Not So Fast

The Kid LAROI -- Columbia Records

Olivia Rodrigo -- Geffen Records

Polo G -- Columbia Records

Saweetie -- Warner Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

September 2020: Wallows -- "Are You Bored Yet?"

October 2020: Ashnikko -- "Daisy"

November 2020: SAINt JHN -- "Gorgeous"

December 2020: 24kGoldn -- "Coco"

January 2021: JC Stewart -- "Break My Heart"

February 2021: Latto -- "Sex Lies" -- RCA Records

March 2021: Madison Beer -- "Selfish"

April 2021: The Kid LAROI -- "WITHOUT YOU"

May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo -- "drivers license"

June 2021: girl in red "Serotonin"

July 2021: Fousheé -- "my slime"

August 2021: jxdn -- "Think About Me"

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BEST COLLABORATION

24kGoldn ft. iann dior -- "Mood"

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP"

Doja Cat ft. SZA -- "Kiss Me More"

Drake ft. Lil Durk -- "Laugh Now Cry Later"

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon -- "Peaches"

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa -- "Prisoner"

BEST POP

Ariana Grande -- "positions"

Billie Eilish -- "Therefore I Am"

BTS -- "Butter" -- BIGHIT MUSIC

Harry Styles -- "Treat People With Kindness"

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon -- "Peaches"

Olivia Rodrigo -- "good 4 u"

Shawn Mendes -- "Wonder"

Taylor Swift -- "willow"

BEST HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP"

Drake ft. Lil Durk -- "Laugh Now Cry Later"

Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- "On Me (remix)"

Moneybagg Yo -- "Said Sum"

Polo G -- "RAPSTAR"

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. -- "FRANCHISE"

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BEST ROCK

Evanescence -- "Use My Voice"

Foo Fighters -- "Shame Shame"

John Mayer -- "Last Train Home"

The Killers -- "My Own Soul's Warning"

Kings Of Leon -- "The Bandit"

Lenny Kravitz -- "Raise Vibration"

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Bleachers -- "Stop Making This Hurt"

Glass Animals -- "Heat Waves"

Imagine Dragons -- "Follow You"

Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear -- "my ex's best friend"

twenty one pilots -- "Shy Away" -- Fueled By Ramen

WILLOW ft. Travis Barker -- "t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l"

BEST LATIN

Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez -- "Dákiti"

Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA -- "Lo Vas A Olvidar"

Black Eyed Peas and Shakira -- "GIRL LIKE ME"

J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy -- "UN DIA (ONE DAY)"

Karol G -- "Bichota"

Maluma -- "Hawái"

BEST R&B

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid -- "BROWN SKIN GIRL"

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic -- "Leave The Door Open"

Chris Brown and Young Thug -- "Go Crazy"

Giveon -- "HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY"

H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown -- "Come Through"

SZA -- "Good Days"

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BEST K-POP

(G)I-DLE -- "DUMDi DUMDi"

BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez -- "Ice Cream"

BTS -- "Butter" -- BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X -- "Gambler"

SEVENTEEN -- "Ready to love"

TWICE -- "Alcohol-Free"

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish -- "Your Power"

Demi Lovato -- "Dancing With The Devil"

H.E.R. -- "Fight For You"

Kane Brown -- "Worldwide Beautiful"

Lil Nas X -- "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)"

Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z -- "Entrepreneur"

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish -- "Your Power" -- Directed by: Billie Eilish

DJ Khaled ft. Drake -- "POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)" -- Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X

Lil Nas X -- "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" -- Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Taylor Swift -- "willow" -- Directed by: Taylor Swift

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A -- "Franchise" -- Directed by: Travis Scott

Tyler, The Creator -- "LUMBERJACK" -- Directed by: Wolf Haley

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid -- "BROWN SKIN GIRL" -- Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Billie Eilish -- "Therefore I Am" -- Cinematography by: Rob Witt

Foo Fighters -- "Shame Shame" -- Cinematography by: Santiago Gonzalez

Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper -- "Holy" -- Cinematography by: Elias Talbot

Lady Gaga -- "911" -- Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth

Lorde -- "Solar Power" -- Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer -- "ALREADY" -- Art Direction by: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos

Ed Sheeran -- "Bad Habits" -- Art Direction by: Alison Dominitz

Lady Gaga -- "911" -- Art Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus

Lil Nas X -- "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" -- Art Direction by: John Richoux

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat -- "Best Friend" -- Art Direction by: Art Haynes

Taylor Swift -- "willow" -- Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Bella Poarch -- "Build A Bitch" -- Visual Effects by: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova

Coldplay -- "Higher Power" -- Visual Effects by: Mathematic

Doja Cat & The Weeknd -- "You Right" -- Visual Effects by: La Pac, Anthony Lestremau, Julien Missaire, Petr Shkolniy, Alexi Bailla, Micha Sher, Antoine Hache, Mikros MPC, Nicolas Huget, Guillaume Ho Tsong Fang, Benjamin Lenfant, Stephane Pivron, MPC Bangalore, Chanakya Chander, Raju Ganesh, David Rouxel

Glass Animals -- "Tangerine" -- Visual Effects by: Ronan Fourreau

Lil Nas X -- "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" -- Visual Effects by: Mathematic

P!NK -- "All I Know So Far" -- Visual Effects by: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

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BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Ariana Grande -- "34+35" -- Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson

BTS -- "Butter" --Choreography by: SON SUNG DEUK With BHM PERFORMANCE DIRECTING TEAM

Ed Sheeran -- "Bad Habits" -- Choreography by: Natricia Bernard

Foo Fighters -- "Shame Shame" -- Choreography by: Nina McNeely

Harry Styles -- "Treat People With Kindness" -- Choreography by: Paul Roberts

Marshmello & Halsey -- "Be Kind" -- Choreography by: Dani Vitale

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic -- "Leave The Door Open" -- Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

BTS -- "Butter" -- Editing by: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens

Drake -- "What's Next" -- Editing by: Noah Kendal

Harry Styles -- "Treat People With Kindness" -- Editing by: Claudia Wass

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon -- "Peaches" -- Editing by: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa -- "Prisoner"

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