The 2023 Billboard Music Awards (also known as the 2023 BBMAs) were held on Sunday night, and some of our favorite K-Pop artists were nominated.
ARMYs were especially excited for BTS‘s nominations. Suga was nominated for “Top K-Pop Touring Artist,” Jimin for “Top Global K-Pop Artist,” Jimin’s “Like Crazy” for “Top Global K-Pop Song” and “Top Selling Song,” Jungkook‘s “Seven (feat. Latto)” for “Top Global K-Pop Song,” and Jimin’s FACE for “Top K-Pop Album.”
BBMA in 6 hours. Wishing the best for jungkook jimin and yoongles🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/1lTwCzj32L
— ⁷ (@zonequaIbts) November 19, 2023
Tonight is the BBMAs and while I’m sad that we won’t get a performance, I am very proud of all Jimin has achieved.
I expect him to come away with at least one BBMA today and forever be known as the first person to win in the new Kpop category.#LikeCrazy #FACE #JIMIN pic.twitter.com/lsGI294Z12
— Serendipity (@happy__chance) November 19, 2023
Yet, Jungkook was the only one of the BTS members who won his nomination, making history.
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) November 20, 2023
While ARMYs were happy for Jungkook, many were disappointed that neither Jimin nor Suga won their well-deserved nominations. Some even suggested the award show was “rigged.”
D-DAY TOUR SUPREMACY
FACE ALBUM HISTORY MAKER
SUGA AND JIMIN WERE ROBBED pic.twitter.com/xaeQUgzHmU
— 𝑡ℎ𝑒_𝑀𝐼𝑁𝑆 🥢🍸🍶 🌊 🌙 🌑 🌕 : ) (@__theMINS__) November 20, 2023
While Suga only received a nomination for his SUGA | Agust D ‘D-DAY’ Tour, ARMYs pointed out that it was a historic tour deserving of recognition. Suga’s tour sold out in a matter of minutes!
SUGA | Agust D TOUR 'D-DAY' HIGHEST GROSSING tour by a k-soloist, ALL dates sold out, encore dates sold out on presale! I'm so proud of Yoongi for giving his all and bringing so much artistry amd talent to the stage!pic.twitter.com/1pe2uQcq7n
— Carterrr⁷🍓 (@ughmane) November 20, 2023
28 SOLD OUT in MINUTES shows on his own no food stalls giving away free tickets no lowering the ticket prices just to fill up stadiums AMAZING stage presence all organic just like his music
— y (@yoongIosss) November 20, 2023
Not giving him his deserved award when he was the reason for such an award category in the first place, is a new but very expected low from western award shows. But D-Day tour by Agust D | SUGA you are iconic 🔥
D-DAY TOUR SUPREMACY
HISTORY MAKER AGUST Dpic.twitter.com/brkKAzT78W
— AJ⁷ 🍊🍓 Golden⭐ (@anpamanbts) November 20, 2023
ARMYs are flabbergasted that although Jimin was the most nominated Korean artist at The BBMAs, he did not win anything. They noted that his solo music made many significant achievements, well-deserving of a win. So, they feel he was totally snubbed.
I faking hate bbma. They gave Jimin so many nomination with no intention to award him. Bbma is evil to the core.
— ⁷ eiJA (@JaManIsReal) November 20, 2023
Jimin was the most nominated Korean artist at the BBMA
and he leaves with nothing.
– Album: Face was first in streams and sales
– kpop song: Like Crazy, the first Korean song to hit #1 on Hot 100
He leaves empty-handed.
I am mad!
— Somanyinterests 🎆🎶 BTS ⟭⟬ ∞ ⁷ (@Somanyinterest1) November 20, 2023
can someone please to me how jimin was the most nominated k soloist at bbma and didn’t win a single award, i’m seeing all of this now and im shook i don’t get it? Like Crazy managed to reach no 1 on hot 100 and you’re telling me it didn’t win a single award????
— amalia⁷-GOLDEN BY JK (@jkzoneonly) November 20, 2023
ND FVCK BBMA’S IT IS A FVCKING ATTENDANCE AWARD!!
MY JIMIN DESERVED IT???💔 https://t.co/JpWv064PPg
— Rishika ⁷(ia becoz of exams) (@Bangtannieslayy) November 20, 2023
What do you think about this year’s nominations and wins?