Published: 10:04, November 25, 2020 | Updated: 10:15, June 5, 2023
BTS snags first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band
By Reuters

South Korean K-pop boy band BTS members (left to right) V, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope pose for a photo session during a press conference on BTS new album 'BE (Deluxe Edition)' in Seoul on Nov 20, 2020. (JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)

SEOUL - South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first-ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step closer to winning the music award.

BTS recently notched their first-ever Number One hit single on the Billboard charts in the United States with Dynamite

Since their debut in 2013, the seven-member band has been at the forefront of South Korean pop music, recently notching their first-ever Number One hit single on the Billboard charts in the United States with Dynamite.

The first-time nominees shared on Twitter their live-streamed reactions to their 2021 Grammy nomination in the best pop group performance field.

In the video, four of the seven members - the leader RM, singers Jimin, Jungkook and V - spring up from a sofa, clap and cheer in joy as the nomination for their hit single Dynamite is announced.

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In this handout image courtesy of ABC South Korean band BTS performs during the 2020 American Music Awards aired from the Microsoft theatre on Nov 22, 2020 in Los Angeles. (AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC / ABC / AFP)

“Above all, ARMYs are the ones who helped this miracle come true - of us getting the Grammy nomination. Thank you always,” BTS said on Twitter, addressing the group’s fan base, known as ARMY, an acronym for Adorable Representative MC for Youth.

Hashtags “GrammyNominatedBTS” and “Heading to Grammy” were trending on South Korean Twitter.

Thousands of fans retweeted the reaction clips and congratulated the group on their accomplishments: “So proud of you guys,” a Twitter user commented.

“Congratulations! You made it! You deserve it!” wrote another user.

The nod comes after BTS released their latest album BE last week.

BTS will perform live in South Korea on Dec 31, their first concert since cancelling a world tour in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.