Korean pop juggernauts BTS scored one nomination for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards that will be held on January 31 in Los Angeles.
The Pop superstars who made history as the longest-running No 1 act on the Billboards music charts for their huge commercial hit ‘Butter’, scored just one nod, once again less than expected. The massively popular boy band that’s struggled to make inroads with the Recording Academy, will go up against music heavyweights including Coldplay (Higher Power), Doja Cat and SZA (Kiss Me More), Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (I Get a Kick Out of You), and Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco (Lonely).
Considering the popularity of their song ‘Butter’, the boys were expected to bag top honours including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The snub didn’t go down too well with their global fandom – ARMY.
Taking Twitter by the storm ARMY started trending ‘Scammys’, and taking a dig at the biggest award in the music industry for snubbing the band in major categories. Besides slamming the award show, fans also suggested that the boys not attend the awards altogether claiming that the show was just ‘using’ their popularity.
“In my opinion! BTS should not attend grammy’s coz Grammy needs BTS more than BTS needs grammy! And Grammy use BTS just for publicity,” a fan tweeted.
“Now we can clearly tell that the #Grammys are not global awards but just community awards. And why do people keep appreciating them? #BTS are a global superstars, they don’t need such small awards,” another said.
See all the angry reactions that came in on social media:
In just two months from now we will know for sure if the band can change their title from two-time Grammy nominee to Grammy Award winners.
Last year, the boys were nominated in the same category, but lost out to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain On Me’.
Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo are leading a splashy class of pop stalwarts and newbies nominated for this year’s Grammy awards.
Bieber will vie for eight trophies at the January 31 gala in Los Angeles, as will R&B favourite H.E.R. and singer-rapper Doja Cat.
Grammy darling Eilish is in the running for seven, as is Olivia Rodrigo, a former Disney channel actress who exploded onto the pop scene this year with her breakout ‘drivers license’.
The 18-year-old Rodrigo was expected to be a top contender and did not disappoint, landing nods for her much-touted debut album ‘Sour’.
Like Eilish in 2019, Rodrigo has the opportunity to sweep the top four categories, including Best New Artist where she’s competing against Kid Laroi, Japanese Breakfast, Saweetie, Eilish’s brother Finneas, and a smattering of lesser-known acts.
The 64th annual show has once again expanded the number of nominees in its prestigious general categories, taking the count from eight to 10, in the wake of perennial criticism that it lacks diversity.