iHeartRadio has announced its nominees for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, but one major contender is missing, according to BTS fans.
Since 2014, this annual awards show has honored the year’s most popular music artists in various categories. Five of the most coveted awards are Song of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year, and Best New Artist.
BTS has taken home trophies every year since 2018, including the awards for Best Music Video and Best Fan Army. The supergroup was nominated for Best Duo/Group of the Year in 2020 and 2021 but has yet to win. 2023, unfortunately, will not be their year either.
BTS’s global popularity has skyrocketed since the release of their 2020 song “Dynamite,” leading to record-breaking sales and GRAMMY nominations, including the 2023 GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “My Universe,” a collaboration with Coldplay.
Given BTS’s massive popularity, sales, critical acclaim, and collaborations with other major artists, ARMYs are shocked that BTS was nominated for Best Music Video and Best Fan Army (both socially voted categories), but not Best Duo/Group of the Year.
huhh???? where’s BTS??? pic.twitter.com/286yMwaeWd
— sel ⊹ seokjinnie ⊹ vibe ❤️🔥 (@kookmimir) January 11, 2023
@iHeartRadio did not nominated neither COLDPLAY OR BTS for best duo/group despide of them being GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTISTS, make it make sense iHeart please!
I vote #YetToCome for #BestMusicVideo at the #iHeartAwards @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/ceplGNwt2S
— Joss is ᵖʳᵒᵒᶠ in the box 아포방포 ⁷ (@Joss_SCh) January 11, 2023
We demand a reason why @bts_twt was not nominated in the best group/duo category despite being the best selling group in the US in 2022??
— Diana B♡ranegra⁷ (@BibillyBae) January 11, 2023
Since nominees for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are selected based on “cumulative performance data,” ARMYs are coming with receipts to prove BTS deserves to be nominated.
iHeart is a joke whey aren't BTS not nominated for Best Group when they were most streamed group & also best selling group in 2022 and had numbers higher than all others including individuals too and had streams/sales higher,it's 2023 & these western awards still do sht like this
— ikram⁷⟭⟬VIBE Jimin 13/1 (@bts07ddaeng) January 11, 2023
bts charting inside artist 100 the whole year, proof still charting in bb 200 , had a top 20 hot 100 song ,songs still in global spotify, successful stadium concerts , and yet not nominated for goty while others are despite some of those groups not even being active this year.
— fai | vibe d-2 💞 (@myyouwithjk) January 11, 2023
What are your thoughts?