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BTS are just too experienced, guys (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

2018 has no doubt been BTSs year.

The IDOL singers have topped the Billboard album charts twice – becoming the first Korean act to do so – sold out a world tour, and gained a whole new legion of fans worldwide.

But despite the boyband dominating the year in pop music, they will not be eligible for a Best New Artist Grammy.

Sorry, ARMYs.

The group actually debuted in 2013 (Picture: Twitter/Big Hit)

However, its not because BTS arent successful enough or havent made enough of an impact (duh) – theres a very simple explanation as to why they cannot be nominated.

The Recording Academy states that in order to be eligible for Best New Artist consideration, an act must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums in their career to date.

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BTS have released way more than this, and while many failed to make a mark in the US charts, their first top 10 album in the States came in September 2017, when Love Yourself: Her charted at number 7.

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This achievement came in last years eligibility – so no chance they can be nominated for the 2019 awards.

Considering BTS debuted five years ago and have been one of K-pops biggest act since then, we think theyll be ok with missing out.

That doesnt mean they wont get a look-in in the nominations, though, with ARMYs hoping the group will be recognised for their music in one of the big categories.

The nominations for the Grammys will be announced on 5 December.

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