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Nominees for the "2011 Korean Music Awards" revealed

January 25, 2011 @ 4:02 am
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On January 25th, the selection committee members for the "2011 Korean Music Awards" held a press conference to reveal the nominees for their awards ceremony. The awards ceremony into its 8th year was created with the intent to treat pop musicians as artists, not as entertainers; consequently, this award focused more on their achievements instead of their sales. There are a total of 25 different categories, and nominations were made by a selection committee. Their report shows that 2NE1's "Can't Nobody" and f(x)'s "Nu ABO" were nominated for the 'Best Dance & Electronic Song' category. miss A's "Bad Girl Good Girl" was also elected to receive the 'Best Dance & Electronic Song' award, but it also made its way to the 'Song of the Year' category. Taeyang's "Solar" album and his "I Need a Girl" single were both nominated for 'Best R&B and Soul' album and song categories respectively. Considering how last year's ceremony featured a larger variety of artists (such as SNSD, Brown Eyed Girls, Baek Ji Young, and other major non-idols), the nominations for this year have visibly shrunk. Panelist Kim Chang Nam said, "We did not differentiate between mainstream and non-mainstream. All songs and albums were tested under the standards by 60 different members on the committeeWe tried our best in combining the musical tastes and judging standards in our nominee decisions." The awards ceremony will be held on February 23rd. Source: Newsen via Nate

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