Grammy Awards get postponed, BTS cancels US trip soon after
South Korean music group BTS has canceled its forthcoming trip to the United States of America amid the growing COVID-19 scare and the Grammy Awards getting postponed. The septet was to attend the prestigious awards show this year as nominees but plans had to be changed. This news surfaced after the Recording Academy announced on Thursday the Grammys are going to be pushed back.
As per Korean news outlets, the band was supposed to board an America-bound flight later this month to grace the 64th Grammy Awards, scheduled to be held on January 31 in Los Angeles. "After hearing the news about the delay, we have stopped preparing for our US visit," BTS's agency BigHit Music was quoted as saying on Thursday by The Korea Times.
Earlier on January 6, Recording Academy sent out a joint statement along with broadcaster CBS. "After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners, we have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show." Noting everyone's health was the organizers' "top priority," the statement said a future date will be announced soon.
After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, we have postponed the 64th #GRAMMYs. https://t.co/oMzV1U9Tsc— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 5, 2022
Back in late December, three members of the uber-famous act had contracted COVID-19 after returning to South Korea from a foreign tour. The first member to test positive was rapper Suga, after whom both leader RM and the eldest member Jin were said to have come down with the disease. Fortunately, this week, BTS's management announced that all three have fully recovered.
Although fans of the K-pop giants (called ARMYs) have to wait a while to see them at the Grammys, they are excited about something else. Recently, the youngest member Jungkook debuted his verified personal Spotify account and fans are (nearly) sure it means a new solo song from the Still With You singer is coming. You can check out the artist page on Spotify.