BTS are no strangers to the Billboard Music Awards -- snagging the trophy for top social artist for the past two years -- but their 2019 set of nominations include the band's first nod for top duo/group, sending their fandom into a state of proud, joyful glee.
The band's loyal A.R.M.Y. took over social media to share their feelings about the nomination. Many feel that the honor finally gives BTS a recognition for their music and artistry, as opposed to their digital footprint.
Many also noted that BTS are a rare representation of Asian artists in the category, which is historically dominated by acts from Western countries. The septet will compete alongside fellow heavyweights Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Dan + Shay and Panic! at the Disco.