In September 2019, BTS submitted a nomination for a Grammy in the categories Album of the year, Best Pop Album for the album Map Of The Soul: PERSONA released in April of the same year. However, the global boy group was excluded from the nomination before the regret of the majority of fans. Knowing that Grammy is an award is not easy to achieve but with the outstanding achievement of the album Map Of The Soul: PERSONA, fans believe that BTS deserves to be in the nomination because after the release, the album quickly rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, officially breaking the record of legendary group The Beatles in 1996. .
Recently, the Grammy BTC Recording Academy has suddenly announced it will auction 7 microphones that BTS uses during the tour Love Yourself to raise funds for the Recording Academy’MusiCares charity. Accordingly, each mic will be signed by each member and is expected to sell for $ 10,000 to $ 20,000 at Julien’s Autions in Los Angeles on January 24, 2020, before the ceremony of the Grammy Awards 2020. 2 days.
These 7 microphones are used by BTS throughout the tour Love Yourself Around the world from 2017 to 2019, Mr. Martin Nolan – CEO of Julien’s Auctions told Reuters: “If you own an item signed by members like this, in the coming years, the value of these items will increase very high. ” This shows that the value of 7 microphones of Big Hit boys will increase even more and the amount collected after the auction will be a “huge” number.
BTS’s microphones will be sold, along with signed guitars by artists including Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Dave Grohl and Pete Townshend, in an online auction that raises money for the music charity. Prior to this information, BTS fans in Korea had mixed opinions about the event. Many people believe that Grammy used BTS’s items to display and microphones for auction but did not objectively review for the nominations BTS registered despite outstanding achievements. Others think that this is a great honor for BTS to stand next to the famous names in the world. But most people still think that this is unfair when BTS has not received any nominations but Grammy still uses the images and artifacts of the boys to serve other commercial purposes.
Some comments of netizens:
– “But they didn’t even give BTS a Grammy nomination, which is a bit unusual to be used to raise money for the Recording Academy charitable organization – BTC Grammy.”
–“No, Grammy is really ridiculous. They have displayed BTS’s outfit and are now microphones, but why don’t they even give us a nomination? ”
– “If someone really likes BTS, they will buy it”
–“All I can say is that it’s wonderful.”
–“I’m sorry to hear that it’s a microphone in 2017 Wings Tours and BTS’s domestic and international activities. I personally want BTS to own all their custom mics later. ”
–“Am I the only one who feels like Grammy always uses BTS to make money without giving them awards? It would be better if BTS set aside the proceeds for domestic charity. ”
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