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The American Music Awards has created a Favourite Ok-pop Artist class — the primary class devoted to the Ok-pop style in a significant U.S. music award present.
ABC introduced nominees on Thursday for the 2022 AMAs, which has been dubbed the world’s largest fan-voted awards present.
The nominees are BLACKPINK, BTS, SEVENTEEN, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, and TWICE, chosen based mostly on their efficiency on the Billboard charts. The winner can be introduced on the present on Nov. 20.
BTS, SEVENTEEN, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER are underneath the identical leisure conglomerate, Hybe Company. Hybe started as Massive Hit Leisure, the report label for BTS, and expanded to supervise seven report labels following BTS’s worldwide success.
BTS received its first AMA award in 2018 for Favourite Social Artist and have become the primary Asian artist to win AMA’s high honor, Artist of the Yr, at in 2021.
BLACKPINK and TWICE additionally belong to 2 of essentially the most profitable report labels in South Korea. BLACKPINK’s report label, YG Leisure, created Ok-pop trailblazers BIGBANG and 2NE1; TWICE’s report label, JYP Leisure, created Surprise Ladies, the primary Korean act to seem on Billboard’s Sizzling 100 in 2008.
Different new AMA classes this yr embody Favourite Afrobeats Artist, Favourite Rock Tune, and Favourite Rock Album.
Followers will be capable of vote for his or her favourite Ok-pop artist beginning Nov. 1. Voting in all different classes is open on Billboard’s web site and Twitter.