For the people who are done ranting about how Koreans are gradually dominating the entertainment industry and breaking records, and all those racist comments regarding K-pop actors’ appearances and all that garbage we see on the internet, here’s some news!
BTS, K-pop group, undoubtedly the most famous and world's biggest boy band, achieved their first-ever nomination in Grammy Award on Tuesday for their first-ever song entirely in English, ‘Dynamite.’
‘On your face, haters!’ is what this news is actually trying to convey.
BTS is nominated for the Group Performance/Best Pop Duo category, sharing this prestige with other pop legends like Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, Bon Iver and Tylor Swift, and Quavo and Justin Bieber.
The news came in as an early Christmas gift for the BTS ARMY and, of course, for the k-pop band as well!
Captioned with the keyboard smash out of excitement, BTS posted a video of their live reaction on Twitter right after the announcement. In the video, V, RM, Jungkook and Jimin are on the edge of their couch, desperately waiting for the announcement before jumping up and begin celebrating after their nomination is announced.
In the course of just three years, BTS started as the first K-pop presenters at the Grammys, the First K-pop performers, to the first K-pop group major category nominations.
It was obvious that Dynamite BTS is going to take the boys to the nomination, as it was their first-ever No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The catching disco anthem nailed viewership records on YouTube, topped Billboard’s charts, and already has sold over 2 million units in the US. The song takes the boys to the biggest level of stardom, smashing all boundaries for something an all-Korean group was able to capture in the US.
These all-Korean boys band singlehandedly shattered the stereotypical barriers in the western music industry, reinforcing their resistance to recognizing artists outside the White-mold criteria!
What we’re actually trying to say is: Only 10 Black artists have been awarded a Grammy so far in its 62-year legacy, while repeatedly awarding the highest honors to mediocre White artists and consigning colored artists to genre-specific categories. Isn’t this attitude racist, out of culture, and xenophobic? And this explains why it took BTS’s entirely in English song to get their first ever Grammy nomination.
And let’s not forgot what happened when the first Korean movie “Parasite” won an Academy Award for Best Picture: even the orange-headed president couldn’t stop whining about it for days!
Despite all the hate and resistance in the west, BTS and BTS dynamite lyrics ended up making history with their “Dynamite” Grammy nomination. However, let's see if the boys continue their record-breaking, history-making streak by winning their first Grammy award in January or it takes a whole god damn album entirely in English to achieve this honor.
Anyways, when there’s a record-breaking nomination in question, the internet community has a lot to say, with memes, of course…
Here’s how the internet has reacted to the news with viral memes and best reactions:
1. Here how every ARMY member would be right now:
2. ‘Monumental’ they say, they say it right!
It’s hard to process, though…
5. A meme that we absolutely adore!
6. He’s still not believing it….
Had to share it!
8. The giant step…
9. Yes, he does….
1. Please do, this time
1. What a dumb question…
1. You can’t change an ARMY’s mind
1. Imma explain to you in detail….
1. They made it!
Congratulations to BTS and their ARMY!