K-pop band BTS has already effectively infiltrated the hearts of fans in the US — and in the Recording Academy too. The boy band — consisting of members Jin, 26, Suga, 25, J-Hope, 24, RM, 24, Jimin, 23, V, 22, and JungKook, 21 — received a Grammy Award nomination announced on December 7, becoming the first K-pop act to ever to do so.
BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear and the album’s art director, HuskyFox, are nominated in the best recording package category, which is typically awarded for outstanding album visuals.
Love Yourself: Tear is nominated alongside St Vincent’s Masseduction, Mitski’s Be the Cowboy, The Chairman’s The Offering and Foxhole’s Well Kept Thing.
BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear album which hit No 1 on the Billboard 200 in May, marks the first recognition for the group and a huge breakthrough moment for the Korean music scene. And HuskyFox is a Seoul-based, professional branding company, who, according to their website aims to “build a relationship between brands and users by creating an identity through brand languages and visual elements to experience design”.
The legacy of BTS just hit a new milestone with the recognition at 61st Grammy Awards.