BTS’ ‘BUTTER’ submitted for GRAMMYs; CJ ENM to build new K-POP ARENA

BTS’ ‘BUTTER’ submitted for GRAMMYs; CJ ENM to build new K-POP ARENA

Global icons BTS’ “BUTTER” submitted for 2022 Grammys nomination category of “Pop Duo/Group.” K-Entertainment corporation CJ ENM has started construction on their new arena built exclusively for K-Pop performances and stages.

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Index:

  1. introduction
  2. BTS’ ‘BUTTER’ submitted for Grammys
  3. CJ ENM starts construction on new K-Pop arena

BTS’ ‘BUTTER’ submitted for Grammys

BTS’s “BUTTER” has officially been submitted for Grammy nomination of Pop Duo/Group.

  • The same category as BTS’ 2021 Grammy nomination; this year, the nominations include successful western duos like Lizzo/Cardie B, 24Goldn/Iann Dior, Doja Cat/SZA, and The Kid LAROI/Miley Cyrus.
BTS' 'BUTTER' submitted
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The news that BTS will again be competing for a Grammy has excited ARMY fans and K-pop enthusiasts, all eager to see the group recognized and respected by the recording academy.

  • After debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Butter” has been played on every Top 40 radio station in the US.
  • Furthermore, the track has also spread BTS’ music to millions of listeners, with the song topping charts around the globe.
BTS' 'BUTTER' submitted
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What other BTS songs/albums do you think could win a Grammy? Which other K-Pop artist deserves to win at the prestigious ceremony?

BTS’ “Butter” is one of the group’s three English tracks and one of their most popular songs.

CJ ENM starts construction on new K-Pop arena

Construction has officially started for the first arena built exclusively for K-pop performances. The building, named “CJ LiveCity Arena,” is sponsored by CJ ENM, a conglomerate known for their hold in K-TV/Film.

According to Variety, “the venue is designed for mega-scale concerts with 20,000 indoor seats, and capacity for a further 40,000 outdoors. It is scheduled to open in 2024.”

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Announced last Thursday, after the construction of the upcoming arena, it will be possible to host over 190 events annually with the setup and deconstruction of concerts achievable in one day at the new venue.

With the guidance of the concert planning/operation experts at AEG, the arena will maximize the quality of the events, including, for example, a dedicated rehearsal space for artists.

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K-Pop group TXT and their fans MOA

The construction of this arena is just one of the multiple attempts by CJ ENM to increase its hold in the K-Pop industry. In addition to owning several recording labels and the music TV network “MNET,” the corporation is also leading the race to acquire major K-Pop entertainment company SM Entertainment.

For more information, keep reading about this acquisition here: CJ ENM to acquire SM Entertainment; HYBE holds GLOBAL AUDITIONS-audition requirements

Which artists would you like to see perform in the new arena? If you were constructing a K-Pop arena which features would you include?


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