Can BTS make another music history? After becoming the IFPI Global Artist Chart's 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year, the septet will try their luck at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
BTS's uber-famous song, "Dynamite," received the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination in November 2020. Now that the awarding night is near, here is why RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are deserving of the win and how it can be a major game-changer for the K-pop world.
Reasons Why BTS Should Win
For three consecutive years, BTS has won the Global Artist Chart, thanks to the success of their albums, Map of the Soul: 7 and BE. According to Koreaboo, they are the first Asian and non-English singing artists to attain this victory, surpassing the language and cultural barriers.
The song "Dynamite" topped a number of Billboard Charts, too, for a long while. It was the group's No. 1 debut on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, No. 1 on both Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.
As it marks a new height of international fame for the band, it also launches them to being global artists. Suppose they manage to win at the 2021 Grammy Awards. In that case, it will be added to their list of winnings from different prestigious music awards from Korea and the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and MTV Video Awards.
A Major Game-Changer
If BTS wins, it will be a significant game-changer for the K-pop music scene. They will be joining the likes of NSync, Backstreet Boys, and Boyz II Men, who also received Grammy nominations back then.
It will open a lot of doors for other K-pop music artists to enter the Grammys, GolDerby noted. Despite being dismissed for having young fans, it can't be denied that their non-English songs can still compete with Western songs and albums on the charts and nominations.
A Huge Support System
Of course, with this triumph, BTS has been receiving incredible support not just from fans but also from other personalities. There are many cheering, reactions, and positive words dedicated to RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook on Twitter.
K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin tweeted that the Grammy nomination was a long-awaited moment in the boys' careers and a major diversity in the Grammys, per BBC. The talk show host James Corden even praised the group for this feat.
He expressed his happiness for the BTS and the whole Army that had supported them along the way. Fans also celebrated the news, saying they were proud of their boys, continuously fulfilling their dreams to be part of the international music scene.
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