Their Billboard 200-topping album Love Yourself: Tear, released in May, is nominated at the Grammys in the best recording package category. The artwork was directed by HuskyFox’s Doohee Lee.
In the past, BTS’ Suga (Min Yoongi) has expressed interest in attending the Grammys. During the group's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the fall, when the host asked what goals are left for the guys to accomplish, Suga offered, "Go to the Grammys."
Tear is up against four other albums: Mitski’s Be the Cowboy, with art directed by Mary Banas; St. Vincent’s Masseduction directed by Willo Perron; The Chairman’s The Offering, directed by Qing-Yang Xiao; and Foxhole’s Well Kept Thing, directed by Adam Moore.
The 61st Grammys will be hosted by Alicia Keys and broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air on CBS on Sunday night. The performance lineup includes Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay and Post Malone with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Almost immediately following the initial news report, the hashtag “BTXxGRAMMYS” began to trend as Twitter reacted to the announcement.