Posted by Susan-Han Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The 'Korea Music Awards 2021' announces full list of nominees including 4 main categories, 18 genre categories, etc


On January 26, the 'Korea Music Awards 2021' announced its full list of nominees, ahead of the official ceremony set to take place on January 28 at 6 PM KST.

The 18th annual 'Korea Music Awards 2021' takes into consideration all music albums released in Korea from December 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020. The awards consist of 4 main categories - 'Album of the Year', 'Song of the Year', 'Artist of the Year', and 'Rookie of the Year' - as well as 18 genre-categories, with each genre awarding a song-winner and an album-winner. Finally, there are also two special awards, chosen by the selection board. 

First, in the 4 main categories:

Nominees for Artist of the Year

BTS, Baek Ye Rin, Sunwoo Junga, LEENALCHI, Jung Milla

Nominees for Album of the Year

BTS, Baek Ye Rin, Sunwoo Junga, LEENALCHI, Jung Milla, Jo Dong Ik

Nominees for Song of the Year

BTS, Baek Ye Rin, Sunwoo Junga, LEENALCHI, Zico

Nominees for Rookie of the Year

Meaningful Stone, Doo-Uk-Si-Ni, DeVita, Seo Bo Kyung, Squash Vines

In the Pop genre category, the nominees are:

Nominees for Best Pop Song: BTS, Baek Ye Rin, IU, Oh My Girl, Yukika, Zico

Nominees for Best Pop Album: The Blank Shop, BTS, Baek Ye Rin, Baekhyun, Yukika

For more nominees, visit the official website of the 'Korean Music Awards' below. 

  1. Zico
  2. BTS
  3. Baek Ye Rin
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epiphanyjinnie565 pts Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

For people who doesn't know anything about this award, don't say anything without research. Cs, you will make a fool of you if you do it....

"KCA is called the "Grammy of South Korea".. It is the only award show where chart, number, sale, vote have zero thing to do & depends only on "Quality".. Even for having a single nomination, one Artist needs to have the "Best of the best quality"... No wonder, when Korean Artist even get a single nom in this award, they think they got one of the biggest achievement of their Artistic life... If you think your fav couldn't get nom so it is "Rigged", There can be hardly be any fool like you. Cs this award show shut door on face of Law quality music"

I know, I made many ppl pissed of. But I am stating truth. Not sorry if it pinched you!!


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MyEuphoria6,034 pts Tuesday, January 26, 2021 0
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Congratulations Bangtan Sonyeondan on the nominations!!! 💜🥳🎉🎊

Congrats to IU and SUGA for eight's nomination. ❤️💜🥳🎉

KMAs are very prestigious and are South Korea's equivalent of the Grammys.

It is truly an honour for all the artists nominated. 👏👏👏



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