It turns out that the ARMYs were not as happy as many people thought.
On September 12th 2018, American Music Awards, which is the nation’s biggest music awards, announced the lists of the nominees. It is noticable that BTS was nominated in the “Favorite Social Artist” category with Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes.
This is the first time BTS has been nominated for a big award in America like this one, and the group is also honored to be Korea’s first idol group to do so. Last November, BTS made their first appearance on American TV screen at an awards ceremony with “DNA”.
However, the fans of the group expressed their extreme dissatisfaction with the nomination because BTS was not nominated in any music category for real. The “Favorite Social Artist” award just focused on the influence of an artist on the social media and it’s not a significant award, according to the fans.
“Can BTS be nominated in a real music category?”
“Come on! AMAs should have put BTS in a main category! They’re too talented to be put in a secondary category like that!”
“I’m so disappointed that BTS wasn’t listed in any music-related category. ARMYs please show them that BTS is also strong in terms of music and not only influencing the social media”
2018 American Music Awards will take place on October 9th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be aired live on ABC. The show will be led by Tracee Ellis Ross.