Nominations for the 2021 Grammys were revealed Tuesday, and they included a pleasant surprise for BTS: The K-pop group earned their first proper nomination for best pop duo/group performance with their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Dynamite."
"First of all, we're truly honored," RM told James Corden on The Late Late Show hours after the Recording Academy's announcement. "And we know [this is] a huge step and a milestone, not only for us but for the music industry. It makes us even happier to know how proud our fans must be right now, and it feels like our hard work has finally kind of paid off."
They're nominated alongside Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande ("Rain on Me"), Taylor Swift and Bon Iver ("Exile"), Justin Bieber and Quavo ("Intentions") and J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy ("Un Dia [One Day]"). Swift and Lipa come in with the second-most nods at six each, including album of the year and song of the year.