The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) officially announced the nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards, and BTS snagged their first-ever nomination.
The BRIT (British Record Industry Trusts Show) Awards is a popular music award associated with the British Phonographic Industry launched in 1977. The BRIT is the British Phonographic Industry’s annual music awards and is also one of the biggest award shows in the United Kingdom.
BTS is making history by officially becoming the first Korean artist ever to be nominated for an award by the BRITs. BTS has been nominated in the ‘International Group’ category for the 2021 BRIT Awards. They are nominated along with pop-rock band HAIM, FOO Fighters, and Hip-Hop duo Run The Jewels.
Past winners in the category include prominent acts like Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 and Daft Punk.
BTS has won many global music awards over the past year thanks to the phenomenal success of its Billboard-topping hits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On.” The group was the first Korean nominee to perform at the annual Grammy Awards, held in March this year.
This year’s awards ceremony, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is scheduled to be held at the O2 Arena in London on May 11. It will be broadcast live by ITV with comedian Jack Whitehall hosting.