Hanteo Music Awards 2021: Dates, Nominees, Winners and About the 1st K-pop Chart Awards

Awards season in both West and East is in full swing. And South Korea pretty much dominates them. It was previously announced that Netflix’s critically acclaimed K-drama “Squid Game” has been nominated for the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes. We also have groups like global K-pop group BTS who won the awards at the MTV EMAs. , AMA and at huge K-pop award shows like MAMA 2021, MMA and AAA. And now we have South Korea’s first Hanteo Chart awards show.

Hanteo Chart is one of the leading music charts that examine album sales and digital release streams in South Korea. It was the world’s first real-time music chart and South Korea’s first music chart. They also award album sales certifications to releases that pass certain milestones such as 500,000 sales or 1 million sales. Topping their charts is also considered a criterion for winning awards at several K-pop award shows. Their success on the charts also mirrors the success of artists in their own countries as Hanteo looks to domestic sales. Well, it looks like they’ll be using their own data to honor K-pop artists at the first-ever Hanteo Music Awards.

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Appointment

The 2021 Hanteo Music Awards will be spread out and run over a three-week period.
December 20 – Chodong Record Initial Award
December 27 – Artist Award
January 3, 2022 – Rookie Prize
January 7 at 6 p.m. KST (4 a.m. ET) – WhosFandom Award
January 10 – Special price

where to watch

The 2021 Hanteo Music Awards have been initially supposed to run like a two-week music festival. But due to the Covid-19 outbreak once again strict guidelines made this impossible. Instead, Hanteo Chart will go live. The music awards show will be virtual on the K-pop platform – the WhosFan app.

Award nominations and winners

Nominations, along with winners, will be announced on the WhosFan app.
Initial Chodong Record Award – It is based on the sales of the first week of a release.
Artist Award – It is given to artists who have had a huge influence in the music industry in 2021.
Rookie Award – It is for debuting artists who represent 2021. The rookie label is applied to such K-pop artists until their second year of debut.
Special Award – It is for artists who promote in special genres and areas with physical albums, digital music and social media.
WhosFandom Award – It is based 100% on fan votes and is awarded to the artist and their fandom. There will be three winners. The first WhosFandom Award was associated with the 30th Seoul Music Awards and the winners were BTS and their fandom ARMY.

The winners are in bold.

Chodong Record Award Initial TOP 10 Winners:

BTS

Seventeen

Dream NCT

NCT 127

EXO

EXO’s Baekhyun

Enhypen

Black Rose

Atez

stray kids

Artist Award – Female Solo:

Heize
Hwasa from Mamamoo
Hyuna
UI
Joy
Jo Yuri
Jeon Somi
Kyoung Seo
Lisa from Blackpink
Blackpink Rosé
sunmi
Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
Wendy from Red Velvet
Mamamoo Wheein
Yerin Baek

Artist Award – Male Solo:

EXO’s Baekhyun
GOT7’s BamBam
Cho Jung Seok
EXO’s DO
I am Chang Jung
Jang Beom June
EXO Kai
Kang Daniel
Lee Mujin
Paul Kim
sandul
SHINee’s Taemin
U-Know by TVXQ
Woho
WOODZ

Artist Award – Female Group:

(G)I-DLE
aespa
brave girls
DAVICHI
Dream Catcher
EVERGLOW
deis_9
ITZY
ive
SUM OF LIGHT
LOONA
MAMAMOO
OH MY DAUGHTER
PURPLE KISS
red velvet
STAY
TWICE
Weekly
Weki Meki
WJSN

Artist Award – Male Group:

ASTRO
ATEEZ
BTS
ENHYPEN
EXO
gifted
MONSTA X
NCT 127
NCT DREAM
ONEUS
NFB
SEVENTEEN
SF9
SG WANNABE
SHINee
stray kids
SUPER JUNIOR
THE BOY
SMS
TREASURE

Rookie Award:
Male artist – Epex
Female artist – ive

Top 40 WhosFandom Awards Nominations:
BTS – ARMY
Treasure – Creator of treasures
Seventeen – Carat

AB6IX
Victoria
astro
Atez
Black Rose
Kang Daniel
Super Junior
Enhypen
EXO
SF9
brave girls
CIX
NFB
gifted
2 p.m.
icon
Dream Catcher
NU’EST
Cravity
BTOB
Itzy
Oh my girl
SMS
Monsta X
Mamamoo
Aespa
NCT
(G)I-DLE
TWICE
red velvet
SHINee
Jeon Somi
stray kids
STAY
The Boyz
ONEUS
UI

Special price – Trot:

Lim Young Woong

Special Price – OST:

Lee Mujin

How to vote

Fans can vote for voting-based categories like WhosFandom Award on the WhosFan app. Voting for the WhosFandom Award will take place from December 15 at 12 p.m. KST (December 14 at 10 p.m. ET) through January 6, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. KST (January 5 at 9:59 p.m. ET). Fans can vote with credits and Star Chart points.

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