BTS Army Is Not Pleased With The Grammys Right Now
Fans got #scammys trending after the global superstars lost the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
When it comes to fanbases, there’s none quite like BTS' Army. Supportive and protective over Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook, the 2021 Grammys had already lost the confidence of Army before the official ceremony even began this evening. After the superstar group lost the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Dynamite” to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me,” Army got #scammys trending on Twitter.
it’s the fact that BTS don’t need a grammy, it’s the Grammys that need BTS ?????????? #bts— Nina Ann Nelson (@ninaannnelson) March 14, 2021
This year was BTS’ second Grammy nomination, but the first for their music (the group was nominated for best recording package in 2019, an award presented for the visual look of an album.) A win tonight would have been a historic first for the global phenomenon.
Last year, RM told Esquire that BTS “would like to be nominated and possibly get an award...I think the Grammys are the last part, like the final part of the whole American journey.” The first Korean act to ever perform at the Grammys in 2020, BTS is set to perform again later this evening—and fans feel as though the Grammys are using them for ratings without awarding the band. “Bts doesn’t need the grammys but the grammys need bts #scammys,” one supporter tweeted.
Who said BTS lost grammys? It's grammys who lost BTS.— keci??¹ | #LILAC (kinda ia) (@likechizu) March 14, 2021
The Grammys have already been under fire this year for not nominating The Weeknd, whose 2020 album After Hours became the first since Drake's Scorpion (2018) to spend four consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. He's boycotting tonight's award show along with Justin Bieber, who was frustrated that his album Changes was nominated in the pop category rather than R&B.
On the red carpet tonight, BTS addressed the Army directly following their loss: “We really want to see Army now and I’m sure Army are feeling the same emotions we’re feeling, so we’ll be back with even greater music, good performances and even better music. So we’ll work hard for this next year as well and we’ll be back with great music and performances that you can look forward to.”
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.