Who is a K-pop fan who doesn’t know BTS?
Now, BTS always achieves new achievements every year.
This Big Hit Entertainment care group always getting a number of records and awards at the international level.
Grammy, which is said to be the highest award in the field of music, is also inseparable from BTS’s reach. The first time BTS had contact with this prestigious music award happened in 2018. At that time, they were invited to speak at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The Grammy Museum is an interactive venue and a museum containing the history of music. Through his appearance, BTS talked about the success and involvement of fans in their musical career journey.
After a year, BTS became one of the nominee’s readers and performers at the Grammys following the achievement of the album Love Yourself: Tear which was nominated for Best Recording Package.
This is a nomination intended to appreciate the visual album, not an award from the musical side.
On this occasion, BTS sang a remix version of Old Town Road with Lil Nas X. The audience and music fans appreciated the performance.
The names BTS and Grammy immediately ranked first on the trending topic during the broadcast of the event.
But on the other hand, not a few ARMY (BTS fans) are disappointed because their idols did not get nominations in the music category. In fact, Love Yourself: Answer album sales reached more than 2.8 million copies and surpassed other musicians’ album sales. In fact, BTS is in second place on the list of artists with the most album sales after Drake.
That number continues to grow and BTS has successfully sold 20.7 million albums for their entire discography in recent years. With such high total sales, BTS should have bagged one or two nominations.
BTS’s not being nominated for the music category is thought to be part of the discriminatory practices that often occur at the Grammy Awards. The boy group label and their country of origin are cited as the reasons. That’s right, boy groups rarely receive Grammy Awards nominations.
This highest music award is considered exclusive and prefers American musicians to musicians from other countries. Yes, the Grammys have never shown transparency in the process of selecting musicians for nominations.
Although never confirmed anything, the Grammy Awards have a good relationship with BTS.
Last month, BTS was again invited to the Grammy Museum where this time they sang the song Dynamite.
Dynamite is BTS’s first English song to be released this year. This song is BTS’s encouragement for fans in the midst of difficult situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dynamite was able to fly BTS to the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
BTS finally received their first nomination for the Best Pop / Duo Group Performance category at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
In the nomination, BTS competed with Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, J Balvin and Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Bon Iver, as well as Justin Bieber and Quavo.
BTS made a record as the first Korean group to win a Grammy Award nomination.
It is not impossible that they will also bring home their first trophy at this most prestigious music awards. The Grammy Awards itself will be held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2021.