BTS is the first K-pop group to receive a Grammy Award nomination. Their latest hit song “Dynamite” was nominated for Best Pop Group Performance.
The group posted a reaction video on Twitter, showing them cheering when their nomination was announced.
K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin tweeted that the Grammy nomination was a “huge long-awaited moment in their careers.” He added that it marked a major moment for diversity for “music’s biggest night” – which will be held on January 31.
“Dynamite,” the band’s first all-English single, topped the Billboards for weeks when it was released earlier in August.
News of the nomination flooded social media, with many voicing praise and support for the K-pop group, currently one of the biggest bands in the world.
BTS have made no secret about their desire to win a Grammy, with member RM saying in an earlier interview with Esquire that the “Grammys are… the final part of the whole American journey.”