“I am grateful that there are still barriers to overcome and that I can take on the challenge. There is no tree that doesn’t fall after taking it ten times, but wishing it to be taken twice is greed.” (Suga)
The group BTS took a cautious stance while showing enthusiasm for the Grammy Awards, which were nominated for two years in a row.
At a press conference held at Sofai Stadium in Los Angeles, USA on the 28th (local time), Suga said, “I grew up watching the Grammy Awards as a child, so I’m excited and excited to still be nominated. I am grateful that I have this and that I can take on the challenge.”
Jin said, “The award we haven’t received yet is the Grammy,” and said, “It’s not that I’m not happy to receive other awards, but there are still awards that I haven’t received, so I’d like to receive them.”
Thanks to the popularity of ‘Butter’ this year, BTS won the grand prize ‘Artist of the Year’ at the ‘American Music Awards’ (AMA), one of the three major music awards in the United States. It was. They are the first Asian artists to receive this award.
It was also nominated for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ at the ‘Grammy Awards’, which is considered the most prestigious in the music industry, for two consecutive years, but unfortunately was not nominated for the main award.
Leader RM seemed to be conscious of this, saying, “As artists who started in Korea, there are still invisible walls, such as our identity and language limitations.” Still, “We showed our sincerity through performances that we are good at. These small moments came together and led to today’s miracle.” RM also humbly said, “I didn’t grow up in America, but there are many barriers for Asians. .
BTS met ARMY (BTS fan) for the first time in about two years with the concert ‘Permission to Dance in Stage – LA’, which started the day before. It is said that this day was inevitably a special experience for those who have stood on numerous stages since their debut in 2013.
Suga said, “After not being able to perform (face-to-face) for the past two years, thinking about it, we have overcome barriers through our efforts.
RM said, “After two years, we started our tour again and we are having a face-to-face concert, and I feel that this is the beginning of a new chapter. The past two years have been difficult for both BTS and ARMY. Through this concert, I will show you how BTS has grown over the past two years.” Jin pointed out, “After this concert, I want to hold a concert again in Korea, and I have a plan.”
Jimin said, “I’ve been feeling helpless and depressed because I haven’t been able to meet fans in person,” he said.
In addition to singing and dancing, BTS has been showing off their ‘good influence’ with a heavy message to the world. They opposed racism, encouraged the younger generation, and preached the importance of vaccination against the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). J-Hope said, “It’s strange to become the voice of a generation and represent it, but I think it comes with a lot of responsibility. I think that’s the power and energy of the boy band’s music,” he said.
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