The 2021 Grammy Awards will take place on March 14, and BTS will officially perform during the awards show. BTS are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song “Dynamite.” The Recording Academy announced the list of performers a week before the show, and in total 22 artists will perform.
BTS will perform at the Grammy Awards
BTS was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance by the Recording Academy on Nov. 24, 2020. On March 7, the Recording Academy announced that BTS will also perform at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
According a press release from the Recording Academy:
“… performers include Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, HAIM, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift. Artists will be coming together, while still safely apart, to play music for each other as a community and celebrate the music that unites us all.”
In a tweet announcing BTS’ Grammy performance, the Recording Academy hinted that the band will perform their hit song “Dynamite.”
“It’s going to be dynamite! Watch BTS (@BTS_twt) bring the fire and set the night alight at the #GRAMMYs. You don’t want miss their performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS,” the Recording Academy tweeted.
BTS performed at the Grammy Awards in 2020
2021 marks the first year the K-pop group is nominated for a Grammy Award. However, it will be the band’s third year in a row being included in the awards show and the septet’s second year performing.
In 2019, BTS made history by becoming the first Korean act to present at the Grammy Awards when Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook presented the award for Best R&B. At the 2019 awards ceremony, HuskyFox was also nominated for Best Recording Package for BTS’ album Love Yourself: Tear.
The Korean band became the first Korean act to perform at the Grammy Awards in 2020. The septet took part in the “Old Town Road All-Stars” performance with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Diplo, and Mason Ramsey.
BTS will most likely perform ‘Dynamite’
BTS released “Dynamite” on Aug. 21, 2020, and the song is the K-pop group’s first song to be sung entirely in English. At the time of its release, the disco-pop track set numerous records.
The song’s music video reached 101.1 million views in 24 hours, becoming the most-viewed video within its first 24 hours on YouTube. When the song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, BTS earned their first No. 1 song on the chart.
The septet also became the first all-South Korean group to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100. “Dynamite” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 a total of three times.
Given that they are nominated for “Dynamite,” it seems likely that BTS will perform “Dynamite” at the 2021 Grammy Awards.