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BTS miss out on Grammy, but are still first S. Korean act to be nominated Updated: 2021-03-15 16:08:04 KST

All eyes were on music's biggest night the 63rd Grammy Awards, which took place on Sunday local time.
There was high anticipation among K-pop fans over whether global megastars BTS would be able to snatch the last big prize for best pop duo/group performance with the song “Dynamite", but they were pipped to the top prize by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me".
Experts have said that the Grammys haven't shown flexibility toward singers from a variety of countries in the past.

"If you look at the history of the Grammys who has won, who the recording academy has thought was deserving of an award versus public opinion versus the zeitgeist. There has been a disconnect that could have come into play."

However, experts agree that BTS being the first Korean and Asian pop act to be nominated in the best pop duo/group performance category since its introduction in 2012, and being the first Korean artist to have done a solo performance at the award show, is significant in itself.
An expert added that it's only a matter of time before BTS taste victory at the Grammys.

"The Grammys ask for substantiality and continuity and they have already recognized that BTS isn't just a trend that will pass by. It's only a matter time of how long they will continue their work such as releasing albums and doing lots of shows."


Meanwhile, Korean-American violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill won the "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" category.
He picked up his first Grammy Award, with conductor David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
The trophy was awarded for their recording of "Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra" by Christopher Theofanidis.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang news.
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