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Will BTS Be at the 2019 Grammys? Big Hit Entertainment Confirms Appearance

Months after becoming the first Kpop act nominated for a Grammy, Big Hit Entertainment confirmed that BTS will present an award at the 61 st Grammys on Feb. 10.

Though reports haven’t revealed which award the group is set present, RM, Suga, Jimin, J-Hope, V, Jin and Jungkook’s first Grammy appearance came after their album, Love Yourself: Tear, and its art director, Doohee Lee, has been nominated for Best Recording Package. The album is up against Mitski’s Be the Cowboy, St. Vincent’s Masseduction, the Chairman’s The Offering, and Foxhole’s Well Kept Thing.

Love Yourself: Tear debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s top 200 albums chart last year, which included their second collaboration with Steve Aoki.

Suga (Min Yoongi), a member of the group’s rap line, expressed interest in appearing on the event multiple times. When the group sat down with Jimmy Fallon, the host asked the group about their next goal. Suga responded, “Go to Grammys.”

Alicia Keys will be hosting the Grammy awards on Sunday. Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Post Malone with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Mon áe and Shawn Mendez are confirmed to perform live from Staples Center in Los Angeles to be aired on CBS.

The seven-member South Korean boy group made their first American TV appearance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and has appeared in shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Graham Norton Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show.

Burn the Stage:The Movie, a documentary featuring the lives of BTS members behind the scenes, made $2.4 million in the US during opening its weekend in November according to Forbes.

#BTSXGrammys recently trended in reaction to the news.

@Choi_bts2 tweeted, “K media said @BTS_twt broke ‘impregnable fortress’, Grammy awards which is known as such conservative & prejudiced. Their entry into Grammy castle is more meaning than just K-pop’s first. It’s remarkable that as Korean artist and boy band." 

@MicheBangtan tweeted, “ Every time Yoongi brought up the Grammys to a western host he and all of BTS giggled like it was a crazy dream. But Liam and Jimmy Fallon and others all said ‘just watch, it’s gonna happen’ and here we are. We believe in you @BTS_twt. # BTSxGrammys.”

@valliyrien tweeted, “ like namjoon said, "its 2019, its gonna be bts' year one more time" and armys we better work our ass off to make it come true. # BTSxGrammys pic.twitter.com/euW9mrBKJj.”

 

 

 

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