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K- Pop Group BTS Gets Their First Grammy Nomination for 'Dynamite'

The world famous K-pop group BTS, the global sensational boy band, earned their first ever Grammy Award nomination on Tuesday for their hit song 'Dynamite.'

They were nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, alongside other pop giants like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Bon Iver, and Justin Bieber and Quavo.

The group posted a cheering video of them on Twitter, after hearing the announcement of their nomination.  In the video, four of the seven members  V, Jungkook, RM and Jimin wait anxiously on a couch, appearing on the edge of their seats, before jumping up and cheering when their nomination is announced.

K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin tweeted that the Grammy nomination was a "huge long-awaited moment in their careers". He added that it marked a major moment for diversity for "music's biggest night" - which will be held on 31 January.

Dynamite, the band's first all-English single, topped the Billboards for weeks when it was released earlier in August. After its release this August, the song racked up 101.1 million views by the end of its first day, becoming the most-viewed music video premiere on YouTube. It sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks,the first time a K-pop group has achieved this milestone.

News of the nomination flooded social media, with many voicing praise and support for the boy band, currently one of the biggest bands in the world.

"I am so happy for you and the whole army!" said talk show host James Corden, referencing the boys' fans who call themselves the Army.

And of course, they had a lot to say as well.

"I am proud of the boys. they are fulfilling their dreams in America with music and projects that inspire young people," one fan said.

"Your dream finally came true, look how far you've come," another added.

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