Grammy 2021 announcements were recently made and many fans seemed thrilled. All of them want their favorite artist to win the award as it gives them worldwide appreciation. Grammy Awards are one of the most important and valued awards in the music industry. A group of Academy voters is created who decide on the nominations and the winners. For the first time ever, the K-pop boy band BTS made their nomination through the award.
you did it! no words can explain how happy we are for you guys. your achievement is our happiness. continue shining bts! the pride of south korea, @BTS_twt. BTS PAVED THE WAY! Congratulations BTS💜 YOU DESERVE IT!
— dumb🍑ss (@hannuggetsss) November 25, 2020
— Home/Lockscreen BTS (@jessiehyunnn) November 25, 2020
They went on to live stream their reaction during the nominations and many were happy and excited. Their song ‘Dynamite’ has been nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group category. Along with BTS, other artists such as J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift have also been nominated. Grammy 2021 is scheduled for 31st January 2021 and will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
How did the members and the fans react to the nomination?
After BTS was nominated, they went on to thank their fans ‘ARMY’ for their constant support. #GrammynominatedBTS and #Headingtogrammy started trending on Twitter. BTS is now the biggest act in the history of K-pop. They released their new album ‘BE’ with the title track ‘Life Goes On‘ which talked about healing. As everyone is suffering the effects of pandemics, they released this song with the motive of helping them to accept the situation and move on. Within 20 hours of the release, it sold over 2 million copies and charting number one in more than 90 countries. With every new release, they have been attracting new audiences by creating relatable songs. They are currently on the rise of global stardom and have had sold-out concerts in the biggest stadiums in countries such as the United States, Paris, Japan, and more.
K-pop was never considered a global music industry and has been looked down on by many in the past years. Western artists have always taken over every award show and record leaving no space for regional music to rise. However, BTS has proved everyone wrong by making them understand that music needs no language but can be felt. At every concert, thousands of their fans sing the Korean lyrics without even knowing the language and their success has also increased South Korea’s economy. There are millions of tourists visiting the country to see them. There is also a growth in K-drama and beauty industry as many outsiders have started exploring them.
Everything you need to know about BTS:
Debuting in 2013, the group came from a small entertainment company called Big Hit Entertainment. It was difficult for them to get finances for production activities which would have led to their disbandment. However, staying strong they are now global sensations that have broken many records. They have the highest followers on Twitter and have the engagements on the platform as well. Their album has stayed the longest on Billboard charts and also has the highest pre-sales of the album. They were also the first group who performed on American Music Awards and have #1 on billboard thrice in a year after The Beatles. The group has made its way into the global market also helping and paving the way for other K-pop groups. Their records are truly mindblowing and we wish them luck with the Grammys.