BTS makes Grammy Awards history with ‘Dynamite’

BTS keeps making history around the world. Formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013, the K-pop group has seven members namely Kim Seok Jin, 26, Min Yoon Gi, 26, Jung Ho Seok, 25, Kim Nam Joon, 24, Park Ji Min, 23, Kim Tae Hyung, 23, and Jeon Jung Kook, 21, whose respective stage names are Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook.

On November 24, 2020, the Recording Academy released the list of nominees of the next edition of the Grammy Awards, an annual awards ceremony that recognizes achievements in the music industry. One of the 83 categories is Best Pop or Group Performance.

Nominated in the category are “Un Dia (One Day)” by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy, “Intentions” by Justin Bieber featuring Quavo, “Dynamite” by BTS, “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande and “Exile” by Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver. This makes BTS the first ever K-pop act to be nominated in a major category in the history of the Grammy Awards.

The 63rd Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States on January 31, 2021. It will be hosted by Trevor Noah, 36.

In the 61st Grammy Awards, HuskyFox was nominated for Best Recording Package for “Love Yourself: Tear,” the sixth studio album of BTS, but lost to Willo Perron. In the 62nd edition, the seven-member boy band made history as the first K-pop group to present an award.

On November 20, 2020, Big Hit and Columbia released the ninth studio album of BTS titled “Be.” It is the K-pop boy band’s fifth Korean-language album.

“Be” is 28 minutes and 30 seconds long. It has eight songs namely “Life Goes On,” Fly to My Room” (내 방을 여행하는 법), Blue and Grey,” “Skit,” “Telepathy” (잠시), “Dis-ease” (병), Stay” and “Dynamite.”

On November 22, 2020, BTS won two awards at the 2020 American Music Awards, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The K-pop group was named the Favorite Social Artist and the Favorite Duo or Group in the pop and rock category.

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