‘#scammys’ trends as fans disappointed with BTS’ one nomination at 64th Grammy Awards

Published November 24, 2021, 10:32 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Grammy Awards never fails to disappoint fans of K-pop superstars BTS.

Thousands of BTS ARMYs tuned in to watch the announcement of the nominees in 86 categories for the 64th Grammy Awards on Nov. 23 only to be disappointed and angry after BTS got nominated in one and the same category.

BTS at the 63rd Grammy Awards in March (Big Hit Music)

More than 400,000 people watched the Grammy nomination announcement on Twitter as BTS also became one of the presenters.

For the second straight year, BTS got nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, this time for their Billboard No. 1 song “Butter.”

The award is “for new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only,” according to the Recording Academy.

For the award, BTS are competing with “I Get A Kick Out Of You” by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “Lonely” by Justin Bieber & benny blanco, “Higher Power” by Coldplay and “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat Featuring SZA.

For the 63rd Grammy Awards, BTS got nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Dynamite, becoming the first K-pop act to get a Grammy nomination.

After the nominations were announced for the 64th Grammy Awards, BTS ARMYs showed their disappointment at the Grammys by trending the hashtag “#scammys” on Twitter.

They pointed out that “Butter” failed to get nominated for Record of the Year or Song of the Year even though the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 ten times this year.

According to the Recording Academy, a song is eligible for Song of the Year “if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year.”

Record of the Year, meanwhile, “recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s), and/or mixer(s), if other than the performing artist.”

Last March, after BTS failed to win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award at the 63rd Grammy Awards, BTS ARMYs also trended “#scammys.”

Meanwhile, BTS will hold their “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-LA” concert at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 27 and 28, and Dec. 1 and 2. This will be their first in-person concert in two years.

BTS will perform at the “Jingle Ball” tour in Los Angeles to be held on Dec. 3 at The Forum in Inglewood.