KEY POINTS

  • BTS was nominated for the "Best International Group" category
  • Brit Awards is one of the most high-profile music award ceremonies in the U.K.
  • The 2021 Brit Awards ceremony will take place on May 11

K-pop group BTS has set the bars high again by becoming the first-ever South Korean act in history to get nominated for the annual Brit Awards.

The band received a nomination for the "Best International Group" category and will be competing with other artists including Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels, Haim, and Fontaines DC at the upcoming 2021 Brit Awards.

The Brit Awards is one of the most popular, high-profile music award ceremonies in the United Kingdom. It takes place annually and celebrates notable achievements in popular music, according to Soompi.

BTS' nomination was announced through their official Twitter page with the caption "The nominees for #BRITs 2021 International Group are"

The nominations for this year’s Awards ceremony were also announced through a video on their official YouTube Page.

Other world-renowned artists include Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and more also received nominations for the Brit Awards 2021 under different categories.

BTS is the most popular K-pop group in the world and it continues to prove its dominance, reach and influence across the globe.

The group previously made history by becoming the first Korean act to receive a nomination at the Grammy Awards 2021.

BTS’ much-loved single "Dynamite" received a nomination in the "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" category. The band also set the record for being the first Korean act in history to perform solo at the Grammy Award ceremony.

While BTS might have lost out on the Grammys this year, their fans, the Army, are eagerly looking forward to the Brit Awards ceremony and took to social media to express their support to the group.

Here’s what the fans tweeted:

"They earn first-ever #BRITs nomination!! ARMY let's give them what they deserved!! This will be on May 11"

"I hope BTS knows how huge it is for them to be nominated for a Brit award"

"Congratulations @BTS_twt for the "International Group" nomination at The BRIT Awards 2021! My pride is at the peak of Mount Everest"

The winners will be announced at the 2021 Brit Awards ceremony which is scheduled to take place on May 11th at the O2 Arena in London.

BTS BTS performs onstage during the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. Photo: Getty Images/Kevin Winter