BTS makes history with 'Dynamite' Grammy nomination

After being snubbed by the Grammys in the past, K-pop stars BTS was finally recognized by the US-based body, earning their first nomination for their music on Tuesday, November 24.

The group was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the hit single “Dynamite,” their first all-English track. The band shares the category with the likes of pop heavyweights like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa. (LIST: Key nominees, Grammy Awards 2021)

On Twitter, the group posted a reaction to their nomination, sharing a video of V, Jungkook, RM, and Jimin cheering after it was announced. (V didn't exactly cheer, but we're sure he celebrated!)

The group also thanked their fans and listeners for supporting them and listening to their music, and thanked the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, for what they called a “great honor.”

BTS's work has technically been nominated in the past. In 2019, Love Yourself: Tear was nominated for Best Recording Package. The Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nod, however, is the first recognition for their music.

While others feel like the group was snubbed in major categories, the group’s nomination marks a major milestone for K-pop – a genre that has been largely ignored by the awards.

BTS is made up of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They released “Dynamite” in August, and the song went on to become the group’s first No.1 entry on the Billboard Hot 100. It also broke YouTube viewership records from the moment it premiered to an audience of at least 3 million concurrent viewers. – Rappler.com