2022 Melon Music Awards Announce Nominees + Voting Begins

Voting has begun for the 2022 Melon Music Awards (MMA)!

On November 4, the Melon Music Awards officially announced the nominees for this year’s award show, which will take place on November 26 at 6 p.m. KST. Only artists who released music between November 8, 2021 and November 3, 2022 were eligible for this year’s awards.

Voting is now open for the Top 10 Melon Awards, which will be awarded to 10 artists based 80% on their number of Melon downloads and streams for the year and 20% based on votes. Votes for the top 10 awards will also automatically count towards the Artist of the Year award, which will be determined 60% on the number of downloads and streams of Melon, 20% on the judges’ ratings, and 20 % on votes.

Melon also opened voting for eight additional awards, including Album of the Year and Best Song of the Year, all of which will be determined by the same 60-20-20 formula with one exception: the Netizen Popularity Award. will be determined based on 40% on downloading and streaming of Melon count and 60% on votes.

Other awards that were not included in the online vote, such as Record of the Year and Music Video of the Year, will be determined entirely based on the judges’ evaluations and Melon’s performance. .

Check out this year’s nominees below!

Artist of the Year and Top 10

album of the year

  • BLACKPINK – “BORN PINK”
  • (G)I-DLE – “I WILL NEVER DIE”
  • UI – “Songs”
  • Lim Young Woong – “IM HERO”
  • NCT DREAM – “Glitch Mode”
  • NewJeans – “New Jeans”
  • PSY – “PSY 9th”
  • Red Velvet – “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Beat”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Facing the Sun”
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “INVU”

Best Song of the Year

  • BE’O – “Counting the Stars” (with Beenzino)
  • BIGBANG – “Still Life”
  • (G)I-DLE – “TOMBOY”
  • IVE – “LOVE DIVE”
  • Jay Park – “GANADARA” (with IU)
  • Kim Min Seok (MeloMance) – “Drunken Confession”
  • PSY – “That That” (produced by and featuring BTS’ Suga)
  • Red Velvet – “Feel My Rhythm”
  • sokodomo – “Merry-Go-Round” (with Zion.T and Wonstein) (produced by Slom)
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “INVU”

New Artist of the Year

  • Billy
  • ive
  • Kep1er
  • THE SERAFIM
  • NewJeans
  • NMIXX

Best Group (Male)

  • BIG BANG
  • BTS
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Group (Female)

  • aespa
  • NOIRPINK
  • (G)I-DLE
  • ive
  • NewJeans

Best Solo Artist (Male)

  • 10cm
  • BE’O
  • BIG rascal
  • Lim Young Woong
  • PSY

Best Solo Artist (Female)

  • Choi Ye Na
  • UI
  • Cassy
  • KyoungSeo
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)

Internet Popularity Award

  • BIG BANG
  • NOIRPINK
  • BTS
  • Ha Sung Woon
  • ive
  • Kim Ho Joong
  • Lim Young Woong
  • NCT 127
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN

Voting will be open until November 18. Melon users with verified accounts and South Korean residents with a Kakao ID can vote on the official Melon Music Awards website. here.

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