News of BTS‘s upcoming performance with Lil Nas X at the 2020 GRAMMYs is receiving mixed reactions from fans.

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On January 22, Variety reported on speculation that BTS would perform at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards with Lil Nas X. This news has since been confirmed on the GRAMMY website.

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Come January 26th, BTS will make history once again by becoming the first Korean act to ever perform on the GRAMMY stage. It’s a dream come true for BTS, who expressed their desire to return as performers after they attended the show as presenters last year.

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While fans are thrilled that BTS will be performing, some are still disappointed that they were not nominated for an award.

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BTS were entered to be nominated in three of the four big GRAMMY categories (“Song of the Year”, “Record of the Year”, “Album of the Year”), along with “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”,  “Best Music Video”, “Best Pop Vocal Album”, and “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media”.

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Many fans are also taking issue with BTS’s collaboration performance with Lil Nas X. Lil Nas X’s remix of “Old Town Road” (“Seoul Town Road”) features only one BTS member, RM.

 

Fans were (and still are) hoping for a separate BTS stage where they can perform one of their own songs with all seven members, such as “Black Swan” or another MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 track that has not been revealed yet.

 

Performing on the GRAMMY stage is a great opportunity for BTS to showcase their talent to the general public and to their fellow artists. Some fans are worried that GRAMMY viewers will not truly see what BTS is capable of if BTS’s performance is limited to “Seoul Town Road”.

 

So far, there has been no official announcement regarding a BTS-only stage at the GRAMMYs, but fans can look forward to seeing “Black Swan” that same weekend on The Late Late Show With James Corden. 

BTS To Perform “Black Swan” On “The Late Late Show With James Corden”