Gaon Chart Music Awards 2022: Air date, how to vote and nominees for the K-pop awards show

The Gaon Chart Music Awards is one of the most anticipated major K-pop awards shows that have started to unveil details of their upcoming edition. After nominees and lineups from awards shows like MAMA 2021, AAA 2021, and MMA 2021, we now have the reputable South Korean Gaon Charts gearing up for their annual awards show.

The Gaon Chart Music Awards were launched in 2011 and since then they have been rewarding and honoring K-pop artists for their commercial success and influence with their recent releases. The 10th edition was held in January 2021 at the CJ E&M Center and was hosted by Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Itzy’s Lia, comedian JaeJae and singer Joo Young-hoon. Artists like BTS, EXO’s Baekhyun, Seventeen, Zico, Blackpink, and IU were honored in the previous edition. Now, for the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards to be held in 2022, the nominees have been announced.

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Broadcast date and time

The 2022 Gaon Chart Music Awards will be held on January 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. KST (5 a.m. ET).

where to watch

The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards will be broadcast on Youtube channels gaonchart and 1theK, KakaoTV and Melon. It could also be streamed live for free on VLive like previous editions. A limited number of fans can also view the K-pop awards show on the Mubeat app like last year.

Former girl group IZ*ONE at the 8th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 23, 2019 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Hosts

The hosts of the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards are Eunhyuk from Super Junior and Sieun from STAYC.

Update: As Eunhyuk tested positive for Covid-19, he will be replaced by NCT’s Doyoung and JaeJae.

Eunhyuk and Sieun will be the MCs (@superjunior, @stayc_highup/Instagram)

Performance range

NCT 127
NCT DREAM
STAY
Kang Daniel
red velvet
brave girls
SHINee
standing egg
OH MY DAUGHTER
Lee Mujin
Lee Chanwon
Lim Young Woong
Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
friends

Award presenters

HOT’s Kangta
Come on Eun-ah
Kim Kang Hoon
Kim Min-gi
Kim Jae-young
No:ze
Yoon Sang
Lee Eun-ji
Kim Hae Joon
JaeJae
Jeong Ji-so
Jo Han chul
Kim Min Seo
Shinji
Tiffany Young from Girls’ Generation
Hani from EXID

K-pop nominations

The Gaon Chart Music Awards examines the releases of each month of the year and rewards them accordingly. The nominees through September were announcement November 27.

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) 1st Quarter
‘One-reeler / Act IV’ – IZ*ONE
‘The First Step: TREASURE EFFECT’ – TREASURE
‘The Classic Album I’ – Kim Ho Joong
‘The Classic Album II’ – Kim Hong Joong
“Don’t Call Me” – SHINee

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) 2nd Quarter Nominees:
‘FRONTIER: CARNIVAL’ – ENHYPEN
‘Hot Sauce’ – NCT DREAM
‘R’ – BLACKPINK ROSÉ
‘Bambi’ – EXO’s BAEKHYUN
‘Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’ – TXT

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) Q3 Nominees:
“Don’t Fight the Feeling” – EXO
‘Hello Future’ – NCT DREAM
‘NOEASY’ – Stray Kids
‘Butter’ – BTS
‘Your Choice’ – SEVENTEEN

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) Nominees in December 2021:
‘Panorama’ – IZ*ONE
‘Lonely Night’ – Ben
‘Pass To Me (with JYP)’ – Rain
‘For You (feat. Crush)’ – Lee Hi
‘What I Call You’ – Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

Girls’ Generation leader TAEYEON at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 08, 2020 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) January 2022
‘HWAA’ – (G)I-DLE
‘Let’s Go For A Drink’ – KyoungSeo & MJ
‘Celebrity’ – by IU
‘Rosario (with CL, ZICO)’ – Epik High
“I’m Not Cool” – HyunA

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) February Nominees:
‘PARANOIA’ – Kang Daniel
“Don’t Call Me” – SHINee
‘TAIL’ – Sunmi
‘Don’t Look Back’ – SECHSKIES
‘Love Letter’ – Paul Kim

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) Nominees for March:
‘On The Ground’ – ROSÉ by BLACKPINK
‘LILAC’ – UI
‘Room’ – UI
‘Hi Spring Bye’ – UI
“My Starry Love” – Lim Young Woong

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) April Nominees:
‘The Morning’ – ITZY
‘Antidote’ – Kang Daniel
‘Just kiss me’ – DAVICHI
‘I will light your way’ – KASSY
“I’ll Wait” – Ha Dong Qn & Bong Gu

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) Nominees in May:
‘Next level’ – aespa
‘Butter’ – BTS
‘Dun Dun Dance’ – OH MY GIRL
‘Good Morning’ – The Joy of Red Velvet
‘HAPPEN’ – Heize

NCT DREAM at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) June Nominees:
‘Hello Future’ – NCT DREAM
‘Alcohol Free’ – TWICE
‘Chi Mat Ba Ram’ – Brave Girls
‘One More Day’ – Big Mama
‘Rain Song (with Colde)’ – Epik High

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) July Nominees:
‘NAKKA (with. IU)’ – AKMU
‘Hey Kids, Close Your Eyes (feat. Lee Sunhee)’ – AKMU
‘Permission to Dance’ – BTS
‘Weekend’ – Taeyeon from Girls’ Generation
“You are the best of me” – SG Wannabe

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) August Nominees:
Back’ – 10cm
Queendom’ – Red velvet
Return’ – Melomance
DUMB DUMB’ – Jeon Somi
‘Near Far’ – Car, Garden

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) September Nominees:
‘My Universe’ – Coldplay, BTS
‘LOCO’ – ITZY
‘Sticker’ – NCT 127
‘STEREOTYPE’ – STAYC
“Fall in the Fall” – Lee Mujin

ITZY at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 08, 2020 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Mubeat Global Choice Awards:
2nd round nominees
Male category
astro
Atez
BTS
Enhypen
EXO
Jeong Dong-won
Kang Daniel
Kim Hojoong
Lee Chan-won
Lim Young Woong
Monsta X
NCT 127
Dream NCT
NU’EST
Seventeen
SF9
stray kids
Super Junior
SMS
Woho

Female Category
(G)I-DLE
aespa
brave girls
Dream Catcher
Hwasa from Mamamoo
HYNN
Itzy
UI
The joy of red velvet
Lisa from Blackpink
Loona
Mamamoo
Oh my girl
red velvet
Blackpink Rosé
STAY
Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
TWICE
Wendy from Red Velvet
Mamamoo Wheein

The categories whose nominees have not yet been announced are:

New Artist of the Year
discovery of the year
Stable Music Seller of the Year
Retail Album of the Year
Best Kit Seller of the Year
Popular Singer of the Year
Composer/Lyricist of the Year
Performers of the year
style of the year
Record production of the year
Social Hot Star of the Year
Life Achievement Award
Best performance of the year
Global K-pop Star
K-pop Global Rookie
International Rising Star of the Year

How to vote

Fans can pick up Gaon voting tickets on the Mubeat application and vote in fan-based voting categories like “Mubeat Global Choice Award”. Fans can start collecting tickets from December 1 and can start voting from December 14, 2021 to January 21, 2022.

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