If you Wiki “good sport” this week, the image at the top could well be that of Chris Martin. Indeed, in an interview with radio station Exa 96.9 FM in the Dominican Republic, the Coldplay singer was asked if he supported BTS to win their first Grammy at the upcoming 2022 awards show.
“Sure [I’m rooting for BTS], man,” Martin told the show’s host. “I love them. I love these guys and I just wish them well, always. Chris has had nothing but good things to say about the South Korean septet since teaming up with them to record the song “My Universe” for Coldplay’s. Music of the spheres album.
But keep in mind that Martin voted for BTS even though Coldplay will take on the K-pop icons at the 64th annual Grammys, which are set to take place April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Both groups are nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for BTS’s “Butter” and Coldplay’s “Higher Power,” respectively.
Unfortunately, Martin noted, their collaboration on “My Universe” didn’t make it past the eligibility deadline for this year’s Grammys, but the eternally sunny singer noted, “It’s next year, maybe. be, who knows?” The main nominee for this year’s show – which will air on CBS and be hosted by the Daily showby Trevor Noah – is Jon Batiste with 11, followed by Doja Cat, HER and Justin Bieber with 8 each. So far, the list of artists set to appear on the show includes BTS, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, Brothers Osborne and Brandi Carlile.
Watch Martin flex his impressive Spanish skills while talking about Coldplay’s recently launched low-carbon world tour and his hopes for BTS in the interview below.