KEY POINTS

  • BTS is expected to perform remotely from Korea
  • The K-pop supergroup is nominated in four categories at the Billboard Awards
  • The boy band's upcoming song "Butter" is scheduled to be released on May 21

ARMYs have another reason to look forward to the upcoming 2021 Billboard Music Awards as it was formally announced on Wednesday that South Korean boy band sensation BTS has been added to the lineup of performers of the said awards show.

With this, BTS joins The Weeknd and P!nk, who were previously confirmed to showcase their exemplary performing talents in the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The K-pop supergroup group is expected to give the debut television performance of their upcoming English-language track "Butter" on May 23.

Most, if not all fans, can recall that BTS performed “Dynamite” during the 2020 Billboard Music Awards remotely from South Korea. With all the perils brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, devoted supporters of the group could expect that the group’s performance of “Butter” would also be held remotely.

Aside from being one of the performers, BTS is also a finalist in four categories at the show: top duo/group, top song sales artist, top social artist, and top-selling song for their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Dynamite."

K Pop Band BTS Visits "Today" Show (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord/WireImage

Predictions have it that BTS could win its fifth consecutive top social artist award this year as it is based on fan votes. ARMYs have been helping the group dominate the voting game in the last four years.

Meanwhile, BTS stunned its fans in a new teaser poster of their upcoming single “Butter” earlier this week. Big Hit Music, on its official Twitter account, shared a snap of Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, RM, and V looking dapper in stylish multicolored suits and sporting new striking hairstyles.

For starters, “Butter,” which is scheduled to be released on May 21, will serve as the second English-language single of BTS after their global hit song “Dynamite.” Big Hit Music previously revealed that the dance-pop track would reflect the charismatic charm of the K-pop group.

The record label posted an obscure poster highlighting seven objects before the group snapshot. It then shared concept videos featuring each BTS member with a corresponding item.

Jungkook and RM were shown in the first batch of concept videos wherein they were playing around in their frames with the instrumental version of IamDayLight’s “2020” in the background. Suga and Jin’s teaser followed while V, J-Hope, and Jimin’s individual concept videos were released last.