BTS, the Korean Pop mega starts that have dominated the globe for the past 18 months, will be appearing at this year’s Grammy Awards.
All seven members of the group will appear at the 61st edition of the lavish ceremony to present an award on February 10th, according to a report by Variety. The occasion will mark the first time band members Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook have taken to stage to present an award in America.
On top of their award giving duties, the band are also nominated for one award; Best Recording Package. BTS, who have smashed countless records both in Korea and worldwide, were also featured on the cover of Time magazine’s international edition as ‘Next Generation Leaders’.
With three full-length study albums to their name already, BTS released their film Burn The Stage: The Movie last year and dominated all previous box office records.
By far the most successful Korean export, BTS took their unparalleled status to a whole new level as three-day weekend hit secured in excess of $2.3 million (£1.8m), according to a new financial report by Forbes. That amount added to the $1.2 million (£933k) secured on its debut on Thursday brings the total amount to an eye-watering $3.54million (£2.75m).
If the music industry remained unsure of the financial impact K-pop can have on the UK and US market, news that BTS’ film has claimed the record for the ‘highest grossing event cinema musical production’ will come as eye-opening news. Furthermore, their box office hit will raise more eyebrows across the industry when learning that their new record replaces previous holder One Direction who set it in 2014.
According to the film’s synopsis, Burn The Stage “reveals the full story of the band’s meteoric rise to fame. This unmissable film provides an intimate look at what happens when the most successful global boy band of all time breaks down barriers and invades the mainstream music scene.”