BTS and BLACKPINK are vying for trophies in the upcoming 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. The award-giving body announced the complete list of nominees on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
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BTS and BLACKPINK Earn Nominations at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
ARMYs and BLINKs were treated with some good news this week after Nickelodeon announced that BTS, composed of Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga, V and RM, and BLACKPINK, composed of Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé, are among the nominees of their prestigious awards show.
Both the global K-Pop acts are nominated in the Favorite Music Group category.
BTS and BLACKPINK will contest the trophy with other nominees, namely: OneRepublic, Maroon 5, Jonas Brothers and Black Eyed Peas. It can be recalled that BTS took home the said award in the 2020 ceremony.
"Dynamite" by BTS was also listed as one of the nominees for the Favorite Song category, along with "Yummy" by Justin Bieber, "Wonder" by Shawn Mendes, "Toosie Slide" by Drake, "Cardigan" by Taylor Swift and "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd.
"Ice Cream," which is the first collaboration of BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez, was also part of the Favorite Music Collaboration nominees list. BLACKPINK will also be competing with other popular musicians like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for "Rain on Me," Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for "Stuck with U," Benny Blanco and Justin Bieber for "Lonely," Halsey and Marshmello for "Be Kind" and Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper for "Holy."
BTS was also nominated in the Favorite Global Music Star category. The septet (Asia) will also complete with Sebastian Yatra (Latin America), Savannah Clarke (Australia), Master KG (Africa), David Guetta (Europe) and Taylor Swift (North America).
In 2018, the South Korean boy band got the Favorite Global Music Star trophy.
BTS and BLACKPINK Continue to Dominate Music Charts
BTS and BLACKPINK remain two of the most listened music groups in the entire world up to this writing. As a matter of fact, BTS's "BE" album has spent a total of 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard World Album Chart already.
"Dynamite" by BTS was also No. 2 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart.
BLACKPINK, on the other hand, has spent a total of 17 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart, which extends its record of being the longest charting Korean female act album on the said list.
The official YouTube channels of BLACKPINK members Lisa and Jennie have also garnered five million subscribers each. The two female K-Pop idols have been getting so much attention lately because of their stunning looks, exemplary dancing and singing skills and, of course, their fashion styles.
BLACKPINK also brought in more than 10 billion KRW in revenue with their most recent virtual concert "THE SHOW." The revenue cemented Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé online event as one of the highest-grossing virtual concerts in history.
BTS and BLACKPINK Waves Tons Awards At 96.5 TDY Awards, As Usual
96.5 introduced the 2020 TDY Awards back in Jan. 2020. It was advertised as a new, modern award ceremony that is truly 100% fan-voted. It is built for radio and designed for the lovers of the new age of music and pop culture. Fans could vote through numerous avenues.
Fans could vote online at the official 96.5 TDY Awards website and could vote there once every hour. They could also vote through Twitter - one way is through the official Twitter polls for each category or by tweeting at 96.5 TDY Awards with the name of the nominee and the hashtag for the category. They could also vote through Instagram by tagging 96.5 TDY Awards in posts with the name of the nominee and hashtag for the category. If fans were to follow both 96.5 TDY Awards Instagram and Twitter accounts, that would allow them 100 votes with just one tag.
BTS was nominated for seven categories and took home 5 awards. One of their wins was for "Bop of the Year", which they scored with "Dynamite". The boys were up against big names for this award, like "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd, "Cardigan" by Taylor Swift", "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan The Stallion, and "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles.
BTS also won "Artist of the Year", beating out powerhouse artists like Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and more.
Additionally, BTS won the "Fandom of the Year" award alongside their fans, the ARMY! The group was actually up against BLACKPINK's fandom, BLINKs, for this award, but ended up winning it overall. They were also up against 5 Seconds of Summer's 5SOS Fam, Taylor Swift's Swifties, and Litte Mix's Mixers.
BTS's leader, RM, also bagged himself an individual award - "Biggest Crush". Looks like people can't help but thirst over RM. The idol was up against BLACKPINK's Lisa, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, and more.
Jungkook also won a solo award for himself, snagging "Top Tattoo" for the ink of his hand. As fans know, Jungkook has numerous tattoos on his left hand, including the word "ARMY" spelled out on his knuckles. With such a deep-meaning tattoo, it is no surprise he won the award. Jungkook was up for the award against Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and more.
BTS was also nominated for "Album of the Year", but lost against Louis Tomlinson with "Walls".
BLACKPINK, on the other hand, won the "Best Music Video" award for their "Ice Cream" music video with Selena Gomez. The bright and sweet music video perfectly suited the summer and solidified BLACKPINK's international reign as the "World's Biggest Girl Group", so it is no surprise they snagged this trophy. The group was up against "Dynamite" by BTS, "Holy" by Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper, "Rain on Me" by Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, and more.
Congratulations to all the winners!