K-pop artists have been making significant strides in the global music scene, and their presence at American music awards shows is continuously growing. Achieving recognition in the American market and nominations at major U.S. music award ceremonies were once distant dreams for Korean artists, but BTS, in particular, achieved chart-topping success on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100, as well as sweeping three major U.S. music awards, turning these dreams into reality. Following BTS, several K-pop artists have crossed the threshold into the Billboard charts and earned nominations at international music award shows, leaving a lasting impression on global music fans.
This year has witnessed even more remarkable achievements by K-pop artists. BTS’s Jimin and Jungkook both secured the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their solo tracks “Like Crazy” and “Seven (feat. Latto),” respectively. Stray Kids achieved three consecutive Billboard 200 chart-toppers with their third full album “★★★★★ (5-STAR),” while TOMORROW X TOGETHER reached the peak of the Billboard 200 with their mini-album “The Chaos Chapter: TEMPTATION.” NU’EST attained the number one spot on the Billboard 200 just one year after their debut with their mini-album “Get Up” and had three songs simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart.
Furthermore, K-pop artists’ achievements have extended to nominations at American music awards shows. BLACKPINK, with six nominations, became the most-nominated group at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV VMAs). Jungkook was nominated for “Song of Summer” with “Seven (feat. Latto),” marking his second consecutive year as a nominee in this category. Stray Kids, SEVENTEEN, P1Harmony, and more also received nominations in various categories. The impact of K-pop on the global music scene is undeniable, and their presence at American awards shows reflects the genre’s growing influence worldwide.