Earlier than MTV revealed the 2020 VMAs nominees on July 30, each fandom was crossing their fingers hoping their fave made it into a number of classes. ARMYs have been particularly desirous to see the listing for an important purpose. Attributable to BTS’ earlier VMAs snubs, they have been hoping the group would lastly be acknowledged for his or her laborious work and success in 2020. Though the group’s three nominations are a step in the proper course, followers aren’t solely glad as a result of they really feel BTS deserved extra recognition within the main classes. Contemplating BTS is the most important boy band on this planet and 2020 included so many achievements, these tweets about BTS’ 2020 VMA nomination snubs make some extent.
Earlier than entering into this yr’s nominations, let’s look again at BTS’ historical past with the VMAs. After the group broke by way of within the U.S. in 2017 with their Wings tour and first look on the Billboard Music Awards, BTS had certainly one of their most profitable years in 2018 by going No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Love Your self: Tear and having the most important 24-hour debut on YouTube with “Pretend Love.” You’d suppose BTS would have swept the nominations that yr, however as a substitute, they acquired zero noms.
Followers have been rightfully annoyed, and as soon as the 2019 VMAs got here round, they have been proud to see BTS land nominations for Greatest Collaboration, Greatest Ok-Pop, Greatest Artwork Course, and Greatest Choreography, however have been additionally disillusioned they did not get acknowledged for Artist of the Yr, Video of the Yr, or Greatest Pop once more. Followers criticized the Greatest Ok-Pop class, which did not exist earlier than 2018, as a result of they felt it was a approach of excluding BTS from the larger classes whereas capitalizing on the BTS ARMYs’ immense social media engagement.
That brings us to the 2020 VMAs. This yr, BTS was nominated for Greatest Ok-Pop and Greatest Choreography once more. Followers weren’t stunned since BTS’ mind-blowing “ON” efficiency deserved all of the hype, however what did shock them was BTS’ breakthrough nomination for Greatest Pop, which was lengthy overdue. It is a small step towards progress, however BTS’ snub in Artist of the Yr, Music of the Yr, and Video of the Yr (and the VMAs’ continued inclusion of the Greatest Ok-Pop class) did not go unnoticed.
BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 album is their fourth consecutive file to go No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and is presently the best-selling album within the U.S. Their “ON” music video additionally had the most important premiere in YouTube historical past, with 1.54 million concurrent views tuning within the second it dropped, and “Black Swan” broke a significant iTunes file beforehand held by Adele for 5 years. With these big achievements, followers really feel BTS belonged alongside nominees like Ariana Grande, Woman Gaga, and Billie Eilish.
Even outdoors of the main classes, followers famous BTS have been omitted of classes they belonged in. Since their Bang Bang Con: The Reside digital live performance broke a Guinness World Document and their Pricey Class of 2020 efficiency was one of the vital highly-anticipated ones of the yr, the group’s absence within the Greatest Quarantine Efficiency class is especially evident.
Regardless of these snubs, ARMYs will work laborious to verify BTS wins all their nominations this yr.