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BTS are continuing their global domination well into 2021 with an album drop and MTV Unplugged guesting and now our boys are appearing at this year’s Grammys. Recording Academy, the music organization that holds the awards, confirmed that the artists will be “coming together, while safely apart.” Based on this statement, we can expect either a recorded performance or a livestream event (perhaps, a mix both).
The news of the group’s Grammy performance comes days after they were named as the best-selling artist of 2020 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the global music recording industry. The award is calculated based on the artist’s (or group’s) worldwide sales, streams, downloads, covering their whole body of work.
It was only last year that two albums, “Map of the Soul: 7” and “Be,” were released by the group. BTS ranked higher than Taylor Swift, who placed second. They are the first non-Western act to win the prestigious title and the first artist whose songs are not predominantly sung in English.
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Fans are thrilled over the upcoming Grammy performance and immediately got #BTSGrammyPerformers trending all over Twitter. Imagine: From a Grammy presenter and nominee to a performer and eventual winner.
Here are the other artists performing at the 2021 Grammys:
Megan Three Stallion
The Grammys will be hosted by Trevor Noah from The Daily Show. The awards will be held on March 14, U.S. time or March 15 in the morning, Philippine time. Originally scheduled for a January 31 broadcast, the ceremony, which celebrates the best in music, was postponed due to the pandemic. You can check out the video announcement of their Grammy performance here. (Don’t forget to mark this on your planners, calendars, phones, set your alarms!)