2. BTS Lands Pop Music Recognition
In a pleasant turn of events, South Korean boy group, BTS, has landed a non K-Pop, pop music nomination. Their track ‘ON’, a Korean language song, sits right up there with all English artists like Halsey (‘You should be sad’), Justin Bieber (‘Intentions’), Taylor Swift (‘Lover’) and more in the “Best Pop” category.
This nod is an important one considering how BTS’ impact goes farther than just K-Pop. For years, the seven member group’s achievements have been shelved into the ‘K-Pop’ category at Western music award shows. Their two other nominations include “Best K-Pop” and “Best Choreography”.
Now, while the “Best Pop” nomination is important to acknowledge, the BTS ARMY has pointed out how, still, the group has been left out of all the major music categories despite their stellar record-breaking numbers. BTS currently holds the record for the highest selling album in 2020, crossing 4 million copies sold.
Well, at least this year’s VMAs music nomination proves that the new world needs to be a multicultural and inclusive one.