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K-pop groups bag 2019 VMA nominations

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Several K-pop groups have been nominated at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).

2019 VMA nominees (clockwise from top left) BTS, NCT 127, BLACKPINK, TXT, EXO and Monsta X. (Twitter/Instagram)

2019 VMA nominees (clockwise from top left) BTS, NCT 127, BLACKPINK, TXT, EXO and Monsta X. (Twitter/Instagram)

K-pop boy band BTS received four nominations. BTS and Halsey are up for Best Collaboration through the hit track “Boy With Luv.”

The song is also nominated for Best Choreography courtesy of Rie Hata, who has choreographed Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy,” NCT U’s “Boss” and BoA’s “Nega Dola.”

Other nominees in the category are FKA twigs’ “Cellophane,” ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho’s “Con Altura,” LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia and Diplo’s “No New Friends,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” and Solange’s “Almeda.”

“Boy With Luv” also received nomination for Best Art Direction along with Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road (Remix),” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” and Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens’ “I Love It.”

For the first time, the VMAs created the Best K-pop category and its first nominees are BTS ft. Halsey’s “Boy With Luv,” BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love,” Monsta X ft. French Montana’s “Who Do You Love,” TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s “Cat & Dog,” NCT 127’s “Regular” and EXO’s “Tempo.”

The 2019 Video Music Awards will be held Aug. 26 at Prudential Center in New Jersey.

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