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BTS to Perform New Single 'Butter' at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

BTS has been added to the performer lineup at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, where they will give the debut television performance of their upcoming English-language single "Butter" on May 23.

The K-pop supergroup, who will perform remotely from Korea, is 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." BTS could win their fifth consecutive award in the top social category, which is currently open for fan voting.

BTS last performed "Dynamite" at the 2020 BBMAs remotely from South Korea. Their performance of "Butter" -- which is due out May 21 -- will also be held remotely.

The Weeknd and P!nk, who will receive the Icon Award honoring record-breaking artists and their impact on music, will also take the stage as this year's performers.

The Billboard Music Awards celebrate music’s greatest achievements, with finalists determined by performance on the Billboard charts. Finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music -- album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement -- tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year's awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021.

The 2021 BBMAs are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC; MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard. Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers of the show.

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, with Nick Jonas as the host.