2023 Billboard Music Awards Announces Nominations + Adds 4 New K-Pop Categories

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards has officially announced this year’s nominees!

On October 26 local time, the Billboard Music Awards revealed its finalists for the upcoming award ceremony. This year, four new K-pop categories have been added: Top Global K-Pop Artist, Top K-Pop Album, Top Global K-Pop Song, and Top K-Pop Touring Artist.

The Billboard Music Awards determines its winners by performance metrics on the year-end Billboard charts, and the tracking period for this year’s awards ran from November 4, 2022 to October 12, 2023.

Here are the nominees for the four new K-pop awards:

Top Global K-Pop Artist

Top K-Pop Album

Top Global K-Pop Song

  • FIFTY FIFTY – “Cupid”
  • BTS’s Jimin – “Like Crazy
  • BTS’s Jungkook (featuring Latto) – “Seven
  • NewJeans – “Ditto
  • NewJeans – “OMG

Top K-Pop Touring Artist

Outside of these new K-pop awards, BTS’s Jimin has also been nominated for Top Selling Song (for his official solo debut track “Like Crazy”). “Like Crazy” is up against Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town,” Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers,” Oliver Anthony Music’s “Rich Men North of Richmond,” and Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero.”

Meanwhile, NewJeans is a finalist in the Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist category, where they are nominated alongside Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.

Finally, FIFTY FIFTY is in the running for Top Duo/Group alongside Eslabon Armado, Fuerza Regida, Grupo Frontera, and Metallica.

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards will air live on Sunday, November 19. Check out the full list of finalists here!

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