BTS scores only one nod from Grammy, missing out on major categories

2021.11.24 14:34:00

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K-pop sensation BTS is aiming for a Grammy for the second time this year in the best pop field, although failing to score a nomination in the big four categories despite a wildly successful year with a series of chart-topping singles.

The seven-member vocal act was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their chart-sweeping hit single “Butter,” according to Recording Academy, the organizer of the forthcoming 64th Grammy Awards.

The septet was nominated for their first-ever Grammy in the same category for their single “Dynamite” but lost to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for the honor.

“Butter” will compete for the best pop Grammy against Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, and Justin Bieber.

BTS remains the only South Korean act to be nominated for a Grammy in the pop category.

Despite its stunning run this year, it again failed win any nomination for the award’s top four “general field categories”—the record of the year, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist.

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[Photo by Big Hit Music]

The K-pop superstars had a record-breaking year with three mega-hit singles. Its monster hit “Butter,” which was released in May, topped the Billboard’s main singles chart in the U.S. for 10 non-consecutive weeks and became the "longest-running No. 1 song of 2021" on the chart, according to Billboard. “Permission to Dance” and its collaborative single with Coldplay “My Universe” also debuted atop the ranking.

The band’s nomination to Grammy came just days after it raked in triple crowns for “Butter,” including the top honor, at the American Music Awards held in Los Angeles.

If it brings a Grammy this time, BTS will be the first Korean artist to sweep all three major U.S. music awards, including the AMA and the Billboard Music Awards.

The 64th Grammy Awards will be held on Jan.31, 2022.

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