The first BTS single to be performed entirely in English, "Dynamite", received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards which, had they won, would have made them the first K-Pop act to win one of the coveted music industry accolades. However, this Sunday the band did not take home the desired award, as the prize went instead to two pop-queens for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me."
The BTS Army, fans of the South Korean megastars, were reportedly furious over the 2021 Grammy loss, getting #scammys and #BTSOurGreatestPrize trending on twitter.
the selection isn't even holistic, like the committee doesn't even consider what dynamite means in terms of BTS's career vs rain on me for gaga's like that right there should've been your answer— 🗡 (ia for uni) (@theminyoongs) March 14, 2021
As usual they want to increase the number of years they can use bts's validity to boost their own viewership. I don’t care about the #scammys but I hate that the boys feel like their worth is measured by their acknowledgment.— 春 | busy again (@tokikook) March 14, 2021
Some twitter users were more optimistic about the K-pop band's loss, hoping for a future victory.
Who said BTS lost grammys? It's grammys who lost BTS.— keci⁷⁺¹ | #LILAC (kinda ia) (@likechizu) March 14, 2021
The seven-member group's No. 1 single “Dynamite” is an upbeat track which topped the Hot 100 and epitomized last year’s disco revival. It also marked the first BTS single to be performed entirely in English.