Fans Upset After Girls’ Generation Tiffany’s Win Is Forgotten Following BTS Jungkook’s Nomination At The “iHeartRadio Music Awards”

The achievements of both artists should be celebrated equally.

The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees were announced on January 11, 2023, and some of the most famous artists worldwide were recognized for their incredible contributions to music the past year. Superstars like Taylor SwiftJustin Bieber, Lizzo, Drake, BLACKPINK, and others were nominated.

Lizzo | @lizzobeeating/Instagram

BTS as a group was selected to compete for two awards, “Best Music Video” for their single “Yet To Come” and “Best Fan Army” for their official fandom, nicknamed ARMY. BTS’s maknae (the Korean word for the youngest in a group) Jungkook received special recognition for his work with Charlie Puth on the hit song “Left and Right.” The duo was also nominated for “Best Music Video.”

Some media outlets then said online that his nomination as a solo K-Pop artist was the first in the history of the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The reports sparked negative feedback from fans of Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany Young, who corrected the claims since Tiffany had won the “Best Solo Breakout” award at the same show in 2019.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany with the trophy for “Best Solo Breakout” at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards | Celeb Secrets/YouTube

Some fans said that the erasure of Tiffany’s achievement was made more frustrating since the singer’s win in 2019 was a massive milestone for both Asian and women artists.

The achievements of both singers should be celebrated equally and not forgotten.