KEY POINTS

  • BTS fans showed support to the K-pop stars after they lost to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande at the 2021 Grammys Sunday
  • BTS was nominated for their first Grammy in the best pop duo/group performance category
  • The hashtags #Scammys, #LightItUpBTS and #BTSOurGreatestPrize started trending on Twitter after the awards announcement

BTS fans showed their unity once again on Twitter, this time to support the K-pop boy band after they lost out on the Grammy award for the best pop duo/group performance Sunday.

BTS were nominated for their chartbuster hit "Dynamite" at the 2021 Grammys. The BTS ARMY showed their strength and had the hashtags #Scammys, #LightItUpBTS and #BTSOurGreatestPrize trending on Twitter after the Grammy instead went to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me."

"Not getting a grammy award won’t ever change a fact that BTS has broken a lot of barriers and showed what diversity is and authenticity through music. their impact is legendary. and that’s on that," tweeted one fan, while another wrote, "Who said BTS lost grammys? It's grammys who lost BTS."

Another tweeted, "the committee doesn't even consider what dynamite means in terms of BTS's career vs rain on me for gaga's like that right there should've been your answer."

A fourth fan declared, "With or without a Grammy award, BTS have made a global impact with their music."

Another fan couldn't believe that the "Black Swan" hitmakers didn't take home the trophy. "THE GRAMMY GOES TO BTS NO MATTER WHAT!!" the person tweeted.

One fan felt that there may have been other factors involved behind the scenes. "First with the lack of #TheWeeknd, and then #bts not winning,,,,,,,it’s the racism and the xenophobia for me @RecordingAcad (Grammys lookin like a whole a-- circus now, and now they got ARMYs against them—Grammys should just take the clown costume and put it on now)," the fan tweeted.

Unlike most of their admirers, one fan didn't have harsh words to say. "It's okay that BTS didn't win the Grammy but statistically BTS won!! As humble as they have been, I'm sure thats how they'd want ARMY'S to be. Congrats to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande!!" the person tweeted.

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy's "Un Dia (One Day)," Justin Bieber featuring Quavo's "Intentions" and Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver's "Exile" were also nominated for the award.

This was BTS' first Grammy nomination. Back in November, they expressed their excitement about it during an appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."

"The reactions were different for each member. In my case, I just couldn't believe it," V said after host James Corden showed a video that captured their happiness when the group learned they had been nominated for best pop duo/group performance.

"Actually, I'm not in the video because I was sleeping, so I cried when I woke up," J-Hope said.

On behalf of the group, RM said, "First of all, we're truly honored. And we know [this is] a huge step and a milestone, not only for us but for the music industry. It makes us even happier to know how proud our fans must be right now, and it feels like our hard work has finally kind of paid off."

"Since we're nominated, if we can get a win too, that would be really amazing -- greatest honor that we could ever have," the rapper added.

BTS' "Dynamite" debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after it was released in August 2020. The track stayed on the chart for 26 weeks.

bts2 34. The music video for “Dope” was their first MV to exceed 100 million views on YouTube. The song talks about the struggles that young people face in reaching their dreams and succeeding expectations given to them. Photo: Youtube/ BigHit Entertainment