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BTS is taking over the world one step at a time, and their latest move is an invitation from the Recording Academy to join its Class of 2019 and become members. Bang Si-Hyuk, the CEO and Executive Producer of the septet's label Big Hit Entertainment, was also offered a membership to the coveted Academy.

"The invitation is a reflection of their numerable contributions to music, as they now join the ranks of other incredible music creators in the opportunity to help keep music in schools and introduce its power to young people everywhere," reads a press release. "Bang Si-Hyuk will be joining the Academy as a Professional member, which is the membership type for music executives, managers, publicists, agents, and other team members that work to support music creators."

Though the Korean group presented at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, they weren't nominated for any golden gramophones. We have a feeling that won't be the case when the nominees for next year are revealed.

For now, BTS are busy wrapping up the European leg of their LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF world tour before heading to Japan to finish out their remaining dates in July.

source: PopCrush
existingisfunny 6th-Jun-2019 11:30 pm (UTC)
so it's not bts but bang si-hyuk?

i would like to see the sm invites
nekokonneko 6th-Jun-2019 11:33 pm (UTC)
It's both BTS and bang
dongsaengkiller 6th-Jun-2019 11:45 pm (UTC)
They really are on another level. This stratospheric rise 😁
skybluecotton 7th-Jun-2019 12:04 am (UTC)
like who even saw this coming???

i was just hoping for an invitation to perform, but to be a member???
lyzame 7th-Jun-2019 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm so proud of them, they deserve it.
garnetstar38 7th-Jun-2019 12:50 am (UTC)
Wow. I didn’t expect that. I felt like the last Grammys was a transition year after the fiasco the year before. They focused on women which was good but I hope this 2019 year really helps with nominating diverse artists and that they are awarded as well. For BTS to be included in their attempts to diversify the Recording Academy is amazing. I saw the other artists and it really is full of women and POC. I’m still skeptical of the Grammys with their past record but this feels like a step in the right direction. But this is historic. Like whatever you think of BTS those guys love music. So I like knowing they will be involved in the nomination and awarding process. Unless they vote for Old Town Road. 😂

I hate to be petty but this all started with a paper award.
otraera 7th-Jun-2019 12:56 am (UTC)
and dont forget bts/armies thirst for western validation!!!
otraera 7th-Jun-2019 01:00 am (UTC)
wow i never thought this would ever happen. will i trust bts to make good choices 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 ?
oncloud999 8th-Jun-2019 03:27 am (UTC)
not when jungkook gets to vote... him and his obsession with charlie puth and justin bieber lol...
jyusou 7th-Jun-2019 01:18 am (UTC)

This is cool and all, but I just want a good comeback again, man.
nekokonneko 7th-Jun-2019 06:04 am (UTC)
okay? keep scrolling until the next comeback
garnetstar38 7th-Jun-2019 01:24 am (UTC)
According to Billboard the professional category members do not vote so Mr. Bang is a member but doesn’t vote. I don’t quite understand what non voting members do.
nekokonneko 7th-Jun-2019 06:05 am (UTC)
I guess they have insider access to stuff like tickets for the award show or any other event or project the academy works on
pastelpinklace 7th-Jun-2019 03:23 am (UTC)
Okay but if they were nominated it would probably be for "Best Pop Vocal Album" ....?

Edited at 2019-06-07 03:23 am (UTC)
hallyujah 7th-Jun-2019 04:47 am (UTC)
Cue ARMYS petitioning for "Best Rap Album" loll. I would die.

Edited at 2019-06-07 04:47 am (UTC)
fadeintoyou 7th-Jun-2019 03:25 am (UTC)

I’m happy for them. I bet never in their wildest dreams would they have thought of this being possible. I would like to see a video of their reaction when they found out. I’m always a sucker for the incredulous looks on their faces when they achieve a milestone.

veep_throat 7th-Jun-2019 07:14 am (UTC)


jackieee94 7th-Jun-2019 12:11 pm (UTC)
That paper award really took them far 👏 They were so excited when they attended the Grammys lol they must be through the roof with this new info.
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