BTS Will Be the First Korean Act to Perform on the Grammy Awards

by Jeremy Spirogis
BTS Grammy perform

It’s official. After weeks of hypothesis, BTS can be performing on the 2020 Grammy Awards. In doing so, the group will grow to be the primary Korean act to carry out on the awards present.

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BTS will carry out in a collaboration stage with Lil Nas X on the Grammys

On Jan. 22, Variety reported that BTS would be a part of Lil Nas X onstage for a efficiency on the 2020 Grammy Awards.

“Sources say that he’ll be joined onstage by Diplo, BTS, Mason Ramsey and Billy Ray Cyrus, though neither the label or the Recording Academy have confirmed a lineup,” Variety reported.

The Recording Academy confirmed the lineup on Jan. 23.

“In keeping with the tradition of presenting signature ‘GRAMMY Moments,’ the Recording Academy has announced two special segments to take place on the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The first, ‘Old Town Road All-Stars,’ will feature current nominees Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X joined by BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramse, and other surprise guests,” the Grammy Awards web site confirmed.

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In July 2019, RM of BTS collaborated with Lil Nas X to make “Seoul Town Road,” a remix of Lil Nas X’s viral hit, “Old Town Road.” Lil Nas X launched a number of remixes of the music, and the remix that includes Cyrus was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance on the upcoming Grammy Awards.

The remix with Cyrus peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained there for a record-breaking 19 consecutive weeks. The music was additionally the primary music in 2019 to be diamond licensed by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was additionally the primary music in RIAA historical past to achieve the required certification so shortly.

The group will make historical past with the efficiency

BTS has already made historical past on the Grammy Awards as soon as earlier than. In 2019, the group was nominated for Best Recording Package and introduced the award for Best R&B. They grew to become the primary ever Korean act to make an look and current on the awards present.

Performing as a part of the “Old Town Road All-Stars” medley will take BTS’s previous accomplishments up a notch. There are additionally nonetheless just a few days left for the Recording Academy and Big Hit Entertainment to substantiate if BTS may have a solo stage on the Grammy Awards.

Whether they do or not, BTS will make historical past on Jan. 26, 2020 as the primary Korean act to carry out on the Grammys. The group can even grow to be the primary and solely Korean act to have ever carried out on the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Grammy Awards.

BTS promised they’d be again in 2020

After their historic 2019 look, BTS promised they’d be again on the Grammy stage.

“Growing up in South Korea, we always dreamed about being on the Grammy stage. Thank you to all of our fans for making this dream come true,” RM stated. “We’ll be back.”

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With their upcoming efficiency, the members of BTS are making their desires come true and making historical past. They have gone from presenting on the awards present to performing, a illustration of how yearly they enhance on their accomplishments from the previous yr.

With each new accomplishment, BTS proves their longevity and worldwide impression. While it’s a disgrace Recording Academy voters didn’t acknowledge BTS’s artistry and impression with nominations this previous yr, altering the established order towards gatekeepers takes time. Until that day comes, BTS will proceed making music and making historical past.

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