KEY POINTS

  • BTS has been nominated in the Best Duo/Group category
  • “Butter” is up against Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits”
  • BTS won three awards in last year's MTV Video Music Awards

BTS is competing against other big names in the music industry for three trophies for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, which is scheduled for March 22.

The septet has been nominated for Best Duo/Group, Best Music Video and Best Fan Army -- the categories they won in 2021.

Except for the category of Best Duo or Group of the year, all awards are determined by fan votes. For the Best Duo or Group of the Year award, the “Butter” singers are up against AJR, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic), Dan + Shay and Maroon 5.

For the Best Music Video Category, the chart-topping hit “Butter” is up against Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits," Bella Poarch’s “Build a B*tch," Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license," Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” (featuring SZA), Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic)'s “Leave the Door Open," Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)," Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” (featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon), The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears" and “Stay” by The Kid LAROI featuring Justin Bieber.

Lastly, for this year’s Best Fan Army award, BTS is facing off against Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Why Don’t We, Olivia Rodrigo, Louis Tomlinson, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

iHeart Radio opened the social voting procedures Thursday and they will end March 15 for all categories. Fans can vote on Twitter by choosing the category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/Awards.

Aside from Best Music Video and Best Fan Army, the other categories that can be determined through fan voting are Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer, Best Comeback Album, TikTok Bop of the Year and the newly-introduced TikTok Songwriter of the Year.

In September 2021, BTS was awarded Group of the Year, Song of the Summer and Best K-pop Group by MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). The South Korean supergroup has received the Group of the Year title for three consecutive years since 2019.

The group is still on a break but they are set to reunite on stage in March for the “Permission To Dance – Seoul” concert.

This handout photo courtesy of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC shows South Korean band BTS accept the Favorite Pop Duo or Group award onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles This handout photo courtesy of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC shows South Korean band BTS accept the Favorite Pop Duo or Group award onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Photo: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC via AFP