It’s official! The full list of nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards is finally out. The announcement was made in a special press conference held last night (Wednesday, 20th November).
To everyone’s surprise, BTS (방탄소년단) was not listed in any of the main categories. For those who don’t know, the 7-member K-pop sensation came out with their record-breaking hit “Boy With Luv” with American songstress Halsey this year.
Fans were left fuming following the announcement. Despite the fact of the group’s success beyond their home country, fans started to wonder on the real reason for their GRAMMYs nomination snub.
Not only that, even Halsey herself was upset upon knowing the news. She posted a tweet to point out her disappointment that the “biggest song” of her career didn’t make it on the list.
However, at the time of writing (Thursday, 21st November), the post is nowhere to be found. The “Closer” singer has since asked fans to stop wasting their energy on this frustration.
my fans 💕 please do not waste your anger or frustration. i see a lot of you are upset. of course im sad too. none of it matters. literally none of it. you’re here. im here. + everything is gonna stay exactly the same and without me is still a super tight, record breaking song 🌟
— h (@halsey) November 20, 2019
congrats to the nominees. so much great music nominated this year. definitely see a lot of my friends and colleagues missing from the nom lists, but the music speaks! this is how it goes every year right?
— h (@halsey) November 20, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Worldwide fans then took to Twitter with the hashtag #ThisIsBTS to show their never-ending support to them as well as voicing out their opinions. In addition, Soompi reported that die-hard ARMYs have sent BTS’ Korean discography back in the Top 1000 of the iTunes Top Albums chart in the United States, just hours after the official announcement was out.
Check out their tweets below:
— taehyung ♡ (@taehyunglovvvee) November 20, 2019
Record breakers. Game changers. Innovators. Creators. ARTISTS. They’re a musical force to be reckoned with. They’ve only just begun, and I can’t wait to see the change they bring & all they achieve. #ThisIsBTS @BTS_twt #BTS pic.twitter.com/TS3YVfmuxc
— Dear Moon🌜 (@DearMoon246) November 20, 2019
— Dona (@Jui743165) November 20, 2019
#593 2 Cool 4 Skool [+187]
#687 LY ' Her' [+273]
#913 Young Forever [NEW]
#923 TMBMIL, Pt.1 [+193]
#1330 TMBMIL, Pt.2 [NEW]#ThisIsBTS
— BTS Daily Stats (@btsdailystats) November 20, 2019
All in all, we hope BTS fans will be able to accept the official results with open hearts. In the meantime, check out the full list of the 62nd GRAMMY Awards nominees here.