Grammys 2021 or ‘Scammys 2021’? Angry BTS Army blows up as K-pop band loses award to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga

Grammys 2021 or ‘Scammys 2021’? Angry BTS Army blows up as K-pop band loses award to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga
BTS at Grammys 2021 (CBS)

One of the biggest K-pop groups in the world, BTS had scored their very first Grammys nomination in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd edition of the prestigious award ceremony and despite breaking almost all the records on the charts in 2020 they, unfortunately, lost out to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga in the category.

The hashtag #Scammys2021 began soon trending on Twitter after BTS Army accused the Recording Academy of using the quartet for clout. The hashtag #LightItUpBTS was also trending on the micro-blogging site after fans were looking forward to their favorite band's first-ever performance on the Grammys stage.  BTS’ record-breaking hit single ‘Dynamite’ was up against Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s chart-topper ‘Rain On Me.’ Their track bested fellow nominees J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy; Justin Bieber with Quavo, and Taylor Swift with Bon Iver.

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BTS attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 on December 31, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)


‘So if this isn't clout chasing then what the f**k is this’

BTS Army grew livid at the Grammys for snubbing the K-pop group and did not leave any opportunity to slam the recording academy. Speaking on the same lines, one user stated, “I never trusted anyone who firstly used BTS and ARMYS for clout...!!!” Another added, “Grammys are trash but still watching them because OUR BTS/ THE BTS is performing...#Scammys2021 #BTSOurGreatestPrize.”

The next one said, “The whole f**king month they've been talking about how our boys are nominated,  the whole time their performance was being mentioned again and again i didn't see them talk about how lady gaga or anyone else was nominated?? so if this isn't clout chasing then what the f**k is this.” One asserted, “I’m not even a BTS fan but honestly i thought they had it in the bag. but that’s how the Grammy’s get people they promote them and they don’t win. look at what they did to Ariana last year.”

Another said, “I am not angry that they lost, I’m angry that they had the audacity to use BTS as their main advertisement and clout #Scammys2021” One concluded, “I’m excited to see #BTS blow y’all away & prove that the academy snubbed them. I will not actually watch your #GrammysShitShow because you used @bts_bighit for #ratings that US artists can’t get you.” 

BTS attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Janu, ary 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)








Beyonce scored nine nominations for this year’s Grammys which is the most by any artist this year followed by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch with six nods. Trevor Noah hosted the coveted award ceremony for the very first time. The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, 2021, but was later pushed to March 14, 2021, due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The 2021 Grammy Awards show, officially known as the 63rd Grammy Awards aired at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS and Recording Academy’s official Facebook page.

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