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:
Nominees for Album of the Year:
Nominees for Song of the Year:
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.