BLACKPINK have submitted for consideration for the 2020 Grammy Awards in the category of Best New Artist. I normally don’t cover that kind of stuff in itself, as BTS have also submitted for a bunch of things this year and did last year as well.
What makes it amusing to me is that BTS didn’t qualify for the same category last year (they surely would’ve been at least nominated) due to not meeting the requirements.
To be eligible in the category of Best New Artist, the artist, duo, or group:
Must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums.
May not have entered into this category more than three times, including as a performing member of an established group.
Must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the eligibility period.
BTS likely didn’t qualify because they had simply released too much music. BLACKPINK … well, they don’t have that problem, do they? No they don’t, because YGE is the corporate personification of a rain delay and because YG was like too busy gambling away their comeback money or whatever the fuck he was up to.
Well it’s either that “good fortune” of them having a seemingly useless company … OR this was YG’s galaxy brain long game all along.
I hope you don’t sleep tonight.