The 64th Grammy Awards is just one day away.

The group BTS (BTS), the first Korean singer to be nominated at last year's awards ceremony, will attend this year's award ceremony as a candidate for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to win the award following his nomination for the second consecutive year.

On November 23 last year, the National Academy of Record Arts and Sciences (NARAS) announced its 64th Grammy Award nominations for online live streaming. A total of 86 award nominees were released for music released from September 2020 to September 2021.

BTS was nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for their second English single "Butter". Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's "I Get A KICK OUT OF YOU," Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco's "LONELY," Coldplay's "High Power," and Ceramic Cat and SZA's "KISS ME MORE" were nominated for the same category.

In 2020, when the pandemic caused by COVID-19 began, BTS also canceled its scheduled world tour, making several changes in activities. The bright and cheerful disco "Dynamite," which contains BTS's desire to revitalize everyone in difficult times, was born from this background and received great love, topping the Billboard main single chart "Hot 100." BTS became the first Grammy Award nominee of the year thanks to the huge hit of "Dynamite."

It set its own best record for "Butter" released in May last year. A case in point is that it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a total of 10 weeks. Butter was also selected as the best song of the year by the U.S. entertainment media Variety, the music magazine Rolling Stone, the music media Consequence of Sound, the British music magazine NME's Best Song of the Year 50 and the American magazine Esquire's Best Song of the Year.

Based on BTS's performance, the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) were nominated for three categories: Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Duo Group, and Favorite Pop Song. BTS, who was nominated for Artist of the Year at AMAs for the first time, won three awards, confirming who the main character of the ceremony was.

BTS also topped the Billboard Hot 100 with Permission to Dance released in July of the same year. When he visited New York as a special presidential envoy for future generations and culture and spoke at the opening session of the 76th UN General Assembly "Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment," BTS said "hope" rather than "loss." The stage presented after the speech was "Permission to Dance." In addition, they have successfully completed their performances in Los Angeles (LA) and Seoul, Korea, so far with a world tour named "Permission to Dance."

A new representative song has been created that marks a big milestone in the group's career, and leading media such as Billboard and Forbes predicted that Butter is likely to be a candidate for the Record of the Year category, one of the main awards (General Field), but the Grammy gave only one candidate to BTS. After the Grammy's nomination announcement, the AP reported that several major singles were excluded from the "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year," and it was surprising that "Butter" was excluded in particular.

Attention is focusing on what decision the Grammy will make this year, which has been criticized as a "white Grammy" for a long time by prioritizing "white men" and "mainstream from the U.S." Whether BTS, which is so popular that it determines the success of participating awards ceremonies, will win is the most notable part of them.

At last year's awards ceremony, the best pop duo/group performance category, where BTS was a candidate, was announced at the "Grammy Awards Premier Ceremony" before the ceremony. Whether the category will be included in this year's pre-event or announced at the awards ceremony has not yet been disclosed.

At this year's Grammy Awards, world-renowned jazz musician John Batist became the most nominated in a total of 11 categories, including General Field, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Justin Bieber, Ceramic Cat, and Permit were each selected in eight categories, while Olivia Rodrigo and Billy Eilish were selected in seven categories.

The 64th Grammy Awards will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the 3rd (local time). Comedian Trevor Noah will host the show. It will be broadcast live on CBS in the U.S., and Mnet will exclusively broadcast live from 9 a.m. on the 4th (Korea Standard Time).