Is this BTS's year for a Grammy Award nomination?
The nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards will be announced on Nov. 25, and expectations are high that boy band BTS will finally get its first recognition from America's biggest pop music awards ceremony this year.
The nominees will be announced through an online streaming session that begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 24 local time, or 1 a.m. in Korea on Nov. 25.
Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President of the Recording Academy, will announce the nominees for all 84 categories, while he's joined by past Grammy winners, stars and nominees from around the country. The list will immediately be distributed through a press release after the live session.
Songs released from Sept. 1 last year to Aug. 31 this year will be eligible.
BTS dropped two releases this year: the full-length album "Map of the Soul: 7" in February and its English digital single "Dynamite" in August.
While "Map of the Soul: 7" topped the Billboard 200 albums chart, "Dynamite" hit the first-ever No. 1 ranking on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for any Korean act in history, which also got more radio airplay than its Korean songs in the past.
While the Grammy Awards is recognized as the biggest and most prestigious awards in pop music, it has also been notorious for keeping a strict and conservative attitude toward foreign acts and their music.
BTS had been invited to perform at the 62nd ceremony held earlier this year, but only as a part of a joint performance held with Lil Nas for his song "Old Town Road."
The band publicly stated its wishes to be granted the chance to hold a solo performance at the awards.
The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 31 next year.
BY YOON SO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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