Various media report Grammy snubbed BTS...Nominated for only 1 category

연합뉴스 / 2021-11-24 09:03:42
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▲ This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows BTS who attended the 63rd Grammy Awards online last year. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 

 

▲ This image, provided by Mnet, shows the Grammy Awards. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- The Recording Academy has rather been harsh on superband BTS despite that the 7 boys have spent the most accomplished year ever, according to multiple media reports.

The band has been nominated for America’s most honorable music award, the Grammy Award, for twice in row but has never awarded a trophy.

The Grammys announced on the 23rd (U.S time) that BTS has been nominated for the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”

As their summer monster-hit song “Butter” recorded a groundbreaking 10 weeks of chart-topper on Billboard Singles Chart “Hot 100,” the world expected the band to be listed for the “General Fields” nominees. However, it turned out, they did not.

The General Fields refer to four grand prizes, the “Record of the Year,” the “Album of the Year,” the “Song of the Year” and the “Best New Artist” Awards.” Even the American pop music media Billboard has also predicted that BTS will be included in the four categories, in particular, the Record of the Year category.

“The general record of the year and song of the year categories also left out some major singles that dominated both social media and the charts,” AP reported about this year’s list of nominees for the Grammy.

“But a more surprising snub is BTS' ``Butter,`` a megahit of the summer from the Korean band, but their only Grammy nod this year came in the best pop dup/group performance category,” added the AP.

Los Angeles Times reported, “Even after a blockbuster year, BTS scores only one Grammy nomination.”

“BTS was excluded from the coveted record and song of the year categories, even though ‘Butter’ spent a whopping 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart.”

The dpa raised the eyebrows at Grammy’s decision to omit several chart-toppers such as BTS, Drake and Megan Thee Stallion from the Album of the Year category.

Daily news USA Today has also pointed that pop chart top-graders such as Drake, Miley Cyrus and BTS were not included in major categories.

“It’s still a blissfully fun contribution from the K-pop superstars – not to mention the song of summer that broke a record on Spotify’s global chart,” said USA Today.

“So only one nod for best pop duo/group performance? The BTS Army would like a word,” added the media addressing the band’s fans around the world.

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