There have been many milestones in K-Pop the past several years, but perhaps the most change is in K-Pop’s international recognition. Especially its significant impact in non-Asian countries in recent years. In the U.S. alone, BLACKPINK was the first K-Pop girl group to perform at Coachella, three out of five nominees for Favorite Social Artist at the AMAs were K-Pop groups, BTS‘ Grammy nomination, and much more.
After BTS’ Grammy nomination, many fans were curious if the Awards would open a K-Pop category. Currently, the only specifically foreign categories are for Latin music and 2 Global Music awards. No matter the country, an artist can be nominated for most awards; however, English-speaking singers are more common. If they were to open a K-Pop category, it would open the awards to many more of our favorite groups!