Foreign media said, "It is questionable that BTS has achieved its dream of becoming a candidate only in one category."

Foreign media said, "It is questionable that BTS has achieved its dream of becoming a candidate in only one category."

When the group BTS (BTS) was nominated for the Grammy Awards, the most prestigious music award in the U.S., foreign media praised it, saying, "We rewrote the history of the Grammy."

The U.S. Recording Academy, which organizes the Grammy Awards, on Monday selected BTS's "Dynamite" as its candidate for the 63rd Grammy Awards' "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance."


"The king of K-pop has been nominated for the first time," the Associated Press reported. "BTS, which has said it is a dream to nominate a Grammy nominee, has finally achieved its dream."

Reuters also said, "K-pop sensation BTS has achieved great results as a Korean group when it was nominated as the first Grammy candidate."

"Did the Grammy finally recognize major cultural changes as the Korean group made remarkable progress on the global pop stage?" said Billboard, a U.S. media outlet specializing in pop music. "BTS finally broke the Grammy wall."

Foreign media have raised questions about BTS' conquest of Billboard's main single chart "Hot 100" with "Dinermite," missing from major categories such as "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" and being nominated in just one category.

USA Today said, "There is no group that has made more progress than BTS, but fans will be curious about being nominated for only one category. It is time for the Grammy to recognize the enormous presence of K-pop in mainstream American music."

The Los Angeles Times (LAT) reported that "BTS should have been nominated for the Record of the Year or Song of the Year."

Reporter Kim Ji-hye kim.jihye6@joongang.co.kr