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BTS attends the Grammys—and fans lose it

The K-pop idols lost. But that hardly matters.


Elizabeth VanMetre


Published Feb 11, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 7:25 pm CDT

BTS made its first Grammy appearance on Sunday and while it didn’t take home a win, fans flooded social media as the boy band won crossover American hearts.

The K-pop idols showed up for the awards hoping to win the best recording package for their album Love Yourself: Tear but lost out to St. Vincent’s Masseduction. The best recording package nomination was album artwork which they credit to artist Doohee Lee.

Love Yourself: Tear is the first Korean album to be in the best recording package category at the Grammy awards. Fan reactions would make you think they won anyway.

BTS is known to have a loyal fan base, which flooded Twitter with unprecedented enthusiasm for presenters of the best r&b album category. The band also became the first Korean act to present at the Grammys.

The BTS Army was well-represented online, becoming a trending topic in the U.S. Sunday night. Fans even received a shout out from the boy band on the red carpet.

“It’s a blessing we get so much love for doing what we love to do. We are so thankful,” they told E! News.


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*First Published: Feb 11, 2019, 6:33 am CST