In Three Years, BTS Received Only One Grammy Award Nomination For Best Group. The Korean pop trio BTS has received three nominations for the forthcoming 65th Annual Grammy Awards for the third year in a row, the band is competing for best pop duo/group performance with their song “My Universe,” a collaboration in English and Korean with the British band Coldplay.
Album of the year goes to Coldplay for ‘Music of the Spheres,’ on which the Korean septet is included, and the group is also nominated for the best music video for ‘Yet to Come,’ as reported by Billboard. As far as we know, ‘My Universe’ and ‘Yet to Come’ are the first Korean songs to be nominated for a Grammy.
In addition, this is the first time K-pop stars have been nominated in multiple Grammy categories in the same year. Both “Dynamite” (2020) and “Butter” (2019) by BTS were nominated for best pop duo/group performance (2021). Since this category was added in 2011 as part of the Grammys’ category restructuring, they are the only group to be nominated in it for three consecutive years.
Both long-running duos and bands and one-man bands working together can be found here. In terms of active bands, Coldplay leads all others with five nominations, followed by Maroon 5 with four, BTS with three, and The Chainsmokers and Florence + the Machine with two each (two each).
To date, ‘My Universe’ is the only other pop duo/group performance nominee that features members from more than one group. The first was a 2017 collaboration between Coldplay and The Chainsmokers titled “Something Just Like This.”
Even without BTS listed as featured artists, the Coldplay album would have been nominated for album of the year because three members of BTS (J-Hope (Jung Ho-Seok), RM (Kim Nam-Joon), and Suga (Min Yoon-gi) are recognised as songwriters on the album).
Along with ABBA’s “Don’t Shut Me Down,” three solo artist collaborations—Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran’s “Bam Bam,” Post Malone and Doja Cat’s “I Like You (A Happier Song),” and Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy”—are also vying for best pop duo/group performance.
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— PhilstarShowbiz (@PhilstarShowbiz) November 16, 2022
Taylor Swift‘s “All Too Well: The Short Film” is up against “Easy on Me” by Adele, “Woman” by Doja Cat, “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar, “As It Was” by Harry Styles, and “All Too Well” by Doja Cat in the best music video category.
Album Of The Year
“Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny
“Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe),” Mary J. Blige
“In These Silent Days,” Brandi Carlile
“Music of the Spheres,” Coldplay
“Mr Morale & the Big Steppers,” Kendrick Lamar
“Harry’s House,” Harry Styles
Best Music Video
“Easy on Me,” Adele
“Yet to Come,” BTS
“Woman,” Doja Cat
“The Heart Part 5,” Kendrick Lamar
“As It Was,” Harry Styles
“All Too Well (The Short Film),” by Taylor Swift