Seven-member Korean boy group BTS just made Grammy history with their hit single “Dynamite,” and recent Grammy Awards nomination in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
The Grammys are given annually by the Recording Academy to those who garnered prominent recognition and acclaim in the music industry. The 2021 nominees were announced earlier today and included distinguised figures in the music industry like Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift.
In a tweet showing that they can keyboard smash just as well as their fans, BTS members V, Jungkook, RM and Jimin shared their reactions to the group’s momentous nomination. There’s a lot of clapping, gasping and screaming—because hey, who wouldn’t squeal at the honor of being nominated for a prestigious award?
The group’s nomination certainly isn’t their first step into the Grammys. Last year, the BTS album “Love Yourself: Tear” was nominated for Best Recording Package. The boys were also the first K-pop group to present an award at the Grammy ceremonies. In an interview with Esquire, leader RM reflected on their American promotions and mentioned that a Grammy nomination would complete their journey. “I think the Grammys are the last part, like the final part of the whole American journey. So yeah, we’ll see,” he says.
The BTS Grammy-nominated song “Dynamite” currently holds the record for most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours and has consistently peaked at Billboard charts.
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