VMAs Reportedly Dropping “Best Group” Category, Which BTS Have Won For Past 2 Years

The category returned in 2019 after a 12-year absence.

 The MTV Video Music Awards Twitter account has responded to the claim.

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will reportedly drop the “Best Group” category going forward, after awarding it to BTS twice in a row.

BTS attended the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) in 2018. From left to right: V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, and J-Hope. | Steve Granitz/WireImage

The report comes from a Billboard article discussing the first-round ballot for the 2021 VMAs.

The VMAs are apparently dropping the best group category, which they brought back in 2019 following a 12-year absence. BTS won the last two years.

— Paul Grein, Billboard

BTS won the award in 2019 and 2020 following the category’s revival against artists such as 5 Seconds of SummerJonas Brothers, and The 1975.

BTS took home the Billboard award for “Top Duo/Group” for the first time in 2019.

The “Best K-Pop” category was introduced in 2019, and BTS took home the award for their collaboration with Halsey, “Boy with Luv.”

Halsey (left) and Jungkook (right) performed “Boy with Luv” at the 2019 BBMAs.

BTS didn’t attend the award show that year due to a very-deserved break for some rest and relaxation.

| Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

In 2020, they won the “Best Pop” category in addition to “Best K-Pop” and “Best Choreography” for “On” from Map of the Soul: 7.

BTS performed “Dynamite” at the 2020 VMAs. | @bts_bighit/Twitter

This year, BTS are nominated for their single “Butter” in both the “Best Pop” and “Best K-Pop” categories. Both critics and fans expect to see success for them again this year, despite the category drop.

Source: Billboard