Expectations were high when the Recording Academy nominated BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear album in the Best Recording Package category at the 2019 Grammy Awards. But as the ceremony got underway in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10), the HuskyFox directed artwork, credited to Doohee Lee, lost out to that of St. Vincent's Masseduction, crafted by art director Willo Perron.
A major moment for representation and an amazing feat to be recognized by the stateside awards show regardless of its loss, Love Yourself: Tear is the first ever Korean album to be recognized in any category by the Recording Academy. Even though it was passed over in favor of another album, BTS’ fan ARMY are reacting with pride to the news. They're also excited for the upcoming night’s appearance of BTS, who are the first-ever Korean act to present an award at the Grammys.