The 66th Grammy Awards, set to take place on February 4th, 2024, announced its nominees earlier this week. Notably absent from the list of nominations was any K-pop artist, including the popular group BTS. The Recording Academy disclosed that no K-pop artists received nominations in any category despite a strong year from several groups, including Tomorrow X Together, NewJeans, Fifty Fifty, and Stray Kids.
BTS, which had been nominated at the Grammys for the past three years, did not receive a nod this year, which came as a shock to many fans of the group. The snub comes at a time when BTS has been concentrating on individual activities in anticipation of their mandatory military service. For example, Jungkook’s song “Seven (feat. Latto)” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The news of BTS’ snub caused a stir on social media, with the hashtag “BTS BTS BTS” trending on Twitter, as dedicated fans voiced their disappointment with the Grammy nominations.
The Grammy Awards, which nominated several well-known artists and recognized albums and songs released between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, is set to take place in February next year.
Some of the nominees this year include Jon Batiste, boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Victoria Monét, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, SZA, and Lana Del Rey. Additionally, there are nominees for the Best New Artist, Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical categories.
Despite the absence of K-pop artists like BTS, the upcoming Grammy Awards are likely to be a celebration of diverse and talented artists who have made a significant impact on the music industry over the past year.