BTS beamed into The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night (Nov. 24) to dish about how it felt to receive their first-ever Grammy nomination earlier in the day.
“The reactions were different for each member. In my case, I just couldn’t believe it,” V admitted after host James Corden showed footage capturing the couch-jumping moment the K-pop group learned they’d been nominated for best pop duo/group performance for their No. 1 hit “Dynamite.”
“Actually, I’m not in the video because I was sleeping, so I cried when I woke up,” J-Hope added before mimicking tears for the camera.
During the interview, RM also spoke for the group about just how much the historic nod from the Recording Academy means to them. “First of all, we’re truly honored,” the rapper said. “And we know [this is] a huge step and a milestone, not only for us but for the music industry. It makes us even happier to know how proud our fans must be right now, and it feels like our hard work has finally kind of paid off.
“Since we’re nominated, if we can get a win too, that would be really amazing — greatest honor that we could ever have,” he continued. “And what else can we say? Call us and we’re ready for the stage, anything.”
While performers for the big night have yet to be announced, competition in BTS’ category is fierce, with the K-pop boy band up against the likes of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande (“Rain On Me”), Taylor Swift and Bon Iver (“Exile”), Justin Bieber and Quavo (“Intentions”) and J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy (“Un Dia [One Day]”).
Following their chat with Corden, the idols also performed their newly Grammy-nominated hit on the show, changing into matching all-white suits as the Christmas-y set transformed into a giant airplane hangar. After boarding the jet and dancing through business class, the septet were magically transported to a detailed replica of the Late Late Show stage before seemingly taking over the studio.
Watch BTS’ full interview and performance on The Late Late Show below.