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Were BTS snubbed by Grammys? #Scammys trends after 1 nomination for K-pop supergroup

Like last year, BTS once again only get nominated for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ at the 2022 Grammys
UPDATED DEC 14, 2021
BTS had earlier become the 1st Asian act to get 'Artist of the Year' at 2021 AMAs (@bts_bighit/Twitter)
BTS had earlier become the 1st Asian act to get 'Artist of the Year' at 2021 AMAs (@bts_bighit/Twitter)

If Hollywood has the Oscars and American TV has the Emmys, the Grammys can be considered as one of the biggest award shows of the Western music industry. Not only is it an honor to get a Grammy, artists consider it a win if they’re even nominated. And with the Western music industry having fans all over the world, even international artists vie to get recognition from the American music award show. This is why fans were excited when BTS, the global K-pop group was involved.

BTS is currently one of the biggest groups in the world. The international sensation has a huge impact worldwide, have a commercially successful discography and a loyal fanbase. Their last single album ‘Butter’ and its sidetrack ‘Permission to Dance’ dominated all the charts, including Billboard for months bringing them on the level of The Beatles. But like last year, fans claim that the Grammys is using the K-pop group for clout. Despite their viral hit ‘Dynamite’, BTS was only nominated in one category at 2021 Grammys, and it looks like history is repeating.

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At the backstage of the 2021 AMAs, BTS is asked to announce nominations for a 2022 Grammy category (@bts_bighit/Twitter)

BTS get one nomination for 2022 Grammys

It was reported that BTS had sent in seven submissions which included the K-pop album ‘BE’ and their English singles ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance’ for the 2022 Grammys. After their historical night at the 2021 AMAs, they were also roped in to announce the Grammy nominations for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ category. With BTS being involved even in the nomination announcements, ARMY expected the boy group to have a big night. Unfortunately, they have only been nominated with ‘Butter’ in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ category for the 2022 Grammys.

At the 2021 Grammys, similarly, BTS was only nominated for the 'Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’. They also became the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammys. And while there was much hype about their performance, as the show kept putting up teasers from the beginning that BTS would perform next, they were one of the last groups to perform. Fans were angry that the K-pop group was being used for views and it looks like fuel has been added to the fire.

‘Beethoven sunbaenim’?

Fans had a lot to say as they trended phrases like ‘Scammys’. One ARMY tweeted, “Hey, #Scammy See? We don't need your stupid awards!!” Another fan shared, “Are you kidding me...??? Once a snake always a snake...I can't beleive these pple have the audacity to do sh*t all over again...there is no use of nominating other artist when they have to favour their sugar american babies in the end…” One pointed out, “What's annoying is that every single song nominated was right up there with Butter on the charts and sales all year. You couldn't see those other songs without seeing Butter. F*ck off #SCAMMY.” And while fans congratulated BTS for now being nominated twice for a Grammy, they said, “CONGRATULATIONS BTS YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING ALL LOVE ALL ACHIEVEMENTS EVERYTHING ..THAT ONE SH*TTY SHOW IS NOTHING IN FRONT YOU AFTER ALL WE ALL KNOW WHO NEEDS WHOM..BTS HAS ALREADY WON..N GRAMMY F*CK YOU MF CLOUT CHASER SH*TTY SHOW.”





Fans also shared why ‘Butter’ was already a record of the year in their eyes and even commented, “WHO NEEDS WHO?? #BTSPavedTheWay.” And while ARMY were upset, they also found the situation hilarious that Beethoven was nominated several times which had them trending ‘Beethoven sunbaenim’, “Armys r sooo Beethoven sunbaenim fighting.” Another posted, “So beethoven can get a nomination while 6ft under but bts cant get a nomination while BREATHING.” One fan made a meme, “A rare photo of namjoon congratulating beethoven sunbaenim.” But despite the one nomination, ARMY were also happy for BTS, “BTS has already won.”