Last week, the Recording Academy announced nominations for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards, which will be held in LA in January.
BTS were nominated for 'Best Pop Duo or Group Performance' for the second time but they were not on the list for any in the 'General Field'.
Let's talk about it.
We have our culture critic Youngdae Kim AND Bernie Cho, President of D-F-S-B Kollective in the studio.
Thank you both for joining us.
What makes GRAMMYs distinctive among other awards like the American Music Awards and Billboard?
How do Grammy nominations work?
Please do tell us more about its voting membership.
BTS were not nominated for any other of Grammys' four general field categories.
BTS' leader RM recently said they feel like there's an "invisible wall" as a Korean act.
Some say they were "snubbed."
Do you agree?
BTS say getting nominated for Grammys is definitely a big event and that they will keep working to win one.
What are their prospects? Both for the awards they've been nominated for and future nominations in the 'General Field'?
What about other artists? What were some major takeaways from this year's nominations?
BTS held their first in-person concert in two years in Los Angeles over the weekend, drawing 50-thousand fans.
What were reactions from their fans?
At a press conference for the concert, BTS said they will speak up against racial discrimination against Asian people when asked about so-called "Asian hate" in America.
What social impact do they have?
BTS are leaving Sony and will team up with Universal Music Group for the global distribution of their music, including the U.S.
What would this change mean for the group?
That was culture critic Youngdae KIM and Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective.
Thank you for your insights.