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‘Dynamite’ hitmaker BTS is 1st K-pop act to get major Grammy nomination

BTS has scored its first major nomination from the Grammy Awards. On November 24, 2020, the Recording Academy released the list of nominees of the next edition of the annual awards ceremony that recognizes achievements in the music industry.

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

 

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.

Big Hit Entertainment formed BTS in 2013 with a debut single titled “2 Cool 4 Skool.” The seven members of the group are 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 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.”

Recorded in July 2020, “Dynamite” was released on August 21, 2020 via Big Hit Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment. David Stewart produced the song, which he co-wrote with Jessica Agombar.

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