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.
Gaon Chart Music Awards 2022: Air date, how to vote and nominees for the K-pop awards show
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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:
Artist Award – Female Solo:
Hwasa from Mamamoo
Lisa from Blackpink
Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
Wendy from Red Velvet
Artist Award – Male Solo:
Cho Jung Seok
I am Chang Jung
Jang Beom June
U-Know by TVXQ
Artist Award – Female Group:
SUM OF LIGHT
OH MY DAUGHTER
Artist Award – Male Group:
Male artist – Epex
Female artist – ive
Top 40 WhosFandom Awards Nominations:
BTS – ARMY
Treasure – Creator of treasures
Seventeen – Carat
Oh my girl
Special price – Trot:
Lim Young Woong
Special Price – OST:
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.