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BTS Makes History as First K-Pop Presenters at the Grammy Awards

BTS has become the first Korean group to ever present at the Grammy Awards and the first Korean artists overall to do so.

On Sunday night, after Jennifer Lopez’s tribute to Motown Records, the guys took to the Grammy stage decked out in tuxedos as their record-breaking hit “Fake Love” played.

“Growing up in South Korea, we always dreamed of standing on the Grammy stage,” RM said. “Thank you to all our fans for making this dream come true, and we’ll be back.”

The group presented the award for Best R&B album, awarding the honor to H.E.R., an artist the guys are big fans of, especially V. Earlier in the show, during H.E.R.’s performance, V was shown on screen singing along to the artist’s song, “Hard Place.” Since the guys know how much V loves H.E.R., they even let him present the award to her!

BTS has risen to international success recently with their Love Yourself era. The second album in the series, Love Yourself: Tear, became the first K-pop album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. It was also nominated at this year’s Grammys for Best Recording Package. The award instead went to St. Vincent for Masseducation.

Although BTS didn’t win this year, it definitely looked like they had a great time! After the show, the guys filmed a live stream on V Live to talk about their time at the Grammys. It didn’t last long, but the guys made sure to make up for it by posting some tweets on social media.

Ever since they went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the guys have been talking about their goal to attend the Grammy Awards. Their appearance on the show was just announced earlier this week, and the BTS ARMY have been talking about it non-stop.

Before the award show had even begun Sunday night, fans began trending #TearItUpBTS hoping to break the record for the most-tweeted hashtag within 24 hours. The ARMY has broken several records for BTS before, including the YouTube record for the most-viewed video within 24 hours, so it could be possible that they achieve another one!

I guess we’ll see tomorrow if BTS and ARMY make history once again.

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Written by Michele Mendez

Michele Mendez is an editor at, where she covers all things pop culture, including entertainment, music, television, and film. In her free time, you can find her analyzing BTS' music videos or watching yet another series on Netflix. #ARMY Have a story idea? Contact: / TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, & FACEBOOK: @michmendezmedia