BTS fails to secure Grammy awards nomination: “Excluding K-pop is not surprising”
- By: Nat.O
- 2 weeks ago
BTS and other K-pop artistes fail to secure Grammy Awards nominations
On the 10th, the Recording Academy, which hosts the awards, announced the nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards through a live broadcast.
Despite the solo activities of the seven BTS members, as well as efforts from other globally beloved K-pop artists like SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE, and NCT Dream, none of them succeeded in securing nominations. The nominations prominently featured solo female artists such as SZA, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish.
The AP news expressed surprise at the exclusion of K-pop from the nominations, stating, “TXT, Stray Kids, and NCT Dream, all three K-pop groups, released songs that topped the ‘Billboard 200,’ making them eligible for nominations, but it did not happen,” adding, “BTS remains the only K-pop group nominated for the awards.”
Previously, BTS had been nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the 63rd and 64th Grammy Awards for “Dynamite” and “Butter.” They were also nominated in various categories at the 65th Grammy Awards for “Best Music Video” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for “My Universe,” a collaboration with the British band Coldplay, but they did not secure any wins.
The 66th Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 4th, 2023, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, USA.