7:50 am - 12/07/2018

BTS is Nominated for a Grammy!

And, following in the footsteps of their emo forefathers My Chemical Romance, it's for Best Album Packaging. Regardless, this is the first nomination ever for a K-Pop band at the Grammys.

The Grammys air on February 19, 2019. No word on if they will perform, but there is a Grammy-sized hole in their tour schedule at that time.

Source: the Grammy website is down, so here's Pitchfork with the whole list.
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thebloomroom 7th-Dec-2018 04:22 pm (UTC)
Lol i just finished reading this elsewhere— technically their album is nominated, but not them. The art director for the album is who would get the award.

I somehow didnt even know this category existed? Kpop albums should submit for it more frequently, their album packaging shits on US albums!
youtubelargo 7th-Dec-2018 04:36 pm (UTC)
I think it's a category that you get submitted to automatically if you submit at all. So since no one before Big Hit has tried...

I agree with you though. If this encourages more Kpop artists to submit, I will welcome it with open arms.
rougepoison 7th-Dec-2018 05:02 pm (UTC)
Wait MCR was nominated for a grammy? Please tell it wasn't for the Black Parade. Danger Days was a masterpiece tho.

edit: Nvm it's for Best album packaging. whut.gif Gotta start somewhere I guess.

Side note but MCR is my sister's favourite group and I used to love them as teen but I grew out of it and I want to die of embarassement whenever she blasts some in the car. (We're both close to 30)

Edited at 2018-12-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
youtubelargo 7th-Dec-2018 05:56 pm (UTC)
Honestly, Black Parade and Danger Days are both such strong concept albums to me. Black Parade I give the edge to - it makes me furious that the album was completely written off by critics in the emo wave until the band broke up. But it holds up very well as a cohesive album experience, one I'd only rate second to Demon Days.
scionofawhisper 7th-Dec-2018 05:05 pm (UTC)
So will bts go on stage to accept the award? Or just the art director? I'm really not familiar with the Grammy's...
youtubelargo 7th-Dec-2018 05:07 pm (UTC)
This category is almost never presented at the Grammys, so I can't answer who would go on stage, but the award itself will go to their art director/design company. (I'm not clear on if the nominee is a company or an individual.)
mewgical 7th-Dec-2018 05:31 pm (UTC)
Slightly OT but I hope Childish Gambino sweeps for This Is America, because that will be the biggest fuck you to T*ump.
youtubelargo 7th-Dec-2018 05:53 pm (UTC)
I think he is, at the very least, guaranteed to win Music Video. His biggest competitor is Janelle Monae there, who also would be a big fuck you to Trump so we all win either way.
angela_derp_otp 7th-Dec-2018 06:01 pm (UTC)
BTS packaging for their LYS series isn't even that revolutionary tbqh, but BigHit was really smart. KPOP albums would have won YEARS ago. However, the album has to be released in the US to be considered for this category, and so far only SME has released US albums. This can get interesting in the future.

I didn't season my food since there will be enough salt to go around for the first half of 2019 lmao.
existingisfunny 7th-Dec-2018 08:15 pm (UTC)
blck_ink 7th-Dec-2018 06:23 pm (UTC)
didn't know the grammy existed but nontheless this is pretty cool!! super excited for chloexhalle's nom!!
belintuchiha 7th-Dec-2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
I would nominate Dreamcatcher cause the packaging of everything they release is super cohesive
youtubelargo 7th-Dec-2018 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ask their label to submit to the Grammys! That's really what it comes down to.