BTS will be attending the 2017 Billboard Music Awards BTS Twitter account

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 21, 2017. The event will be hosted by rapper-actor Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens.

The official red carpet pre-show will stream exclusively on BBMA's Twitter on Sunday, May 21, starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. For live coverage of the show, tune into ABC at 8pm ET and click here to watch the event via ABC GO.

South Korean boy band BTS will be attending the award show, making them the first K-pop group to be nominated at the BBMA. They are competing in the Top Social Artist category against Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. The award is selected by fan votes.

BBMA tweeted: "YUP! @BTS_twt is confirmed to attend the #BBMAs! Don't miss the show, LIVE May 21st at 8e/5p on ABC."

Following the announcement, BTS said: "We are really excited to be invited to the Billboard Music Awards, a gathering of artists from all over the world. Thanks to ARMYs all over the world and we are truly grateful to have been invited to the awards ceremony."

Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers and Drake have 22 nominations at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Twenty One Pilots has 17 nominations, followed by Rihanna with 14 nominations.