MelON Music Awards 2021: Premiere Date, Nominations, Voting, All About K-Pop Award Show

MelON Music Awards 2021: Premiere Date, Nominations, Voting, All About K-Pop Award Show

It appears like the K-pop industry’s award show season is rapidly approaching. Following the announcements of the AAA and MAMA 2021 lineups and nominations; MMA has now released information about their upcoming event.

MelOn Music Awards, or MMA, is a music festival and award event sponsored by MelOn, a music platform. Any musician that makes it to the top of the most difficult music chart is deemed a commercial success. Similarly, their award event has grown in popularity, with fans anticipating that their favourite fighters would be nominated and win an MMA fight.

The MelOn Music Awards, which will take place in 2021, were first held online in 2005. It began in 2009 with a live audience and was held in venues like Seoul’s Olympic Hall and Olympic Gymnastics Arena. Girls’ Generation, Highlight (Beast), EXO, and BTS have all been honoured by MMA. They also instituted a Top 10 Artist Award to recognise the year’s most important K-pop talents.

In addition to mainstream K-pop groups, they are recognised for including indie soloists and underground hip-hop acts. So, here’s all we know about MMA 2021 so far. On December 4 at 6 p.m. KST, the MelOn Music Awards 2021 will be telecast (5 am ET).

Kakao TV, MelOn’s website, and 1theK’s YouTube channel will all broadcast MMA 2021 online.

K-Pop Nominations

Netizen Popularity Award

BTS

IU

Aespa

OH MY GIRL

Red Velvet

Yang Yoseop and Jung Eunji

Girls’ Generation’s TAEYEON

Blackpink’s ROSÉ

Brave Girls

(G)I-DLE

Best Female Group:

OH MY GIRL

Aespa

STAYC

TWICE

Brave Girls

Best Male Group:

BTS

NCT DREAM

SEVENTEEN 

SHINee

Homies

Best Female Solo:

IU

Girls’ Generation’s TAEYEON

Blackpink’s ROSÉ 

Heize

KyoungSeo

Best Male Solo:

Lee Mujin

Lim Young Woong

10cm

ASH ISLAND

lIlBOI

Rookie Of The Year: 
Aespa

STAYC

ENHYPEN

Lee Mujin

KyoungSeo

Jeon Gunho

Song Of The Year:

‘Butter’ – BTS

‘Celebrity’ – IU

‘Next Level’ – Aespa

‘Dun Dun Dance’ – Oh My Girl

‘On The Ground’ – Blackpink’s ROSÉ 

‘Traffic Light’ – Lee Mujin

‘VVS’ – Mushvenom and Mirani ft JUSTHIS (prod. GroovyRoom)

‘HAPPEN’ – Heize

‘Shiny Star’ (2020) – KyoungSeo

‘I Will Be Your Shining Star’ – Song I Han

Album Of The Year:

‘BE’ – BTS

‘Hot Sauce’ – NCT Dream

‘LILAC’ – IU

‘Dear OH MY GIRL’ – Oh My Girl

‘Don’t Call Me’ – SHINee

‘Hello’ – Red Velvet’s Joy

‘Summer Queen’ – Brave Girls

‘NEXT EPISODE’ – AKMU

‘HAPPEN’ – Heize

‘tellusboutyourself’ – Yerin Baek

Top 10 (Bonsang): 

BTS

NCT DREAM

IU

EXO’s BAEKHYUN

Aespa

Blackpink’s ROSÉ 

JOY

OH MY GIRL

TAEYEON

STAYC

SHINee

TWICE

Brave Girls

AKMU

Yerin Baek

ASH ISLAND

Heize

Lim Young Woong

MSG Wannabe (M.O.M)

10cm

Lee Seung Gi

Lee Mujin

Jung Eunji and Yang Yoseop

lIlBoI

Hospital Playlist

Huh Gak

Homies

KyoungSeo

Mirani, Munchman, Kundi Panda and MUSHVENOM

Lee Yejoon

MelOn has launched a new award category called the ‘Legend Stage,’ which recognises artists that have delivered a memorable MMA performance. It is based on fan voting; and the nominees include second-generation icons Girls’ Generation, 2PM, and 2NE1; as well as current favourites BTS, EXO, and Blackpink. The complete list can be found below.

The criteria for earning an award have also been revealed by MelOn. On the MelOn app, Korean fans or anyone with a confirmed MelOn account can vote for their favourite nominees. Anyone with a Kakao or MelOn account can vote for the ‘Legends Stage’ on MelOn’s website.

Artist Of The Year: 60% digital + 20% judge + 20% vote
Album Of The Year: 60% digital + 20% judge + 20% vote
Song Of The Year: 60% digital + 20% judge + 20% vote
Record Of The Year: 100% judge
Top 10 (Bonsang): 80% digital + 20% vote
Rookie Of The Year: 60% digital + 20% judge + 20% vote

Christy likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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