Nominees from the K-pop genre at the 21st Korean Music Awards

K-pop Artists Nominated at The 21st Korean Music Awards

The 21st Korean Music Awards (KMA) is set to take place on February 29, and several K-pop artists have received nominations for this prestigious event. A total of 55 members of the selection committee, comprising pop music critics, media music reporters and editors, music broadcast PDs, and music content planners, participated in choosing the nominees in 26 categories.

The KMA places importance on musicality rather than popularity, album sales, and includes mainstream and non-mainstream music in its scope. Among the K-pop artists, K-pop group NewJeans, Beenzino, and Silica Gel are the three most nominated musicians this year. BTS’ Jungkook has received nominations in four categories.

Nominees for several categories have been announced, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Best Pop Song, Best K-pop Album, Best K-pop Song, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Modern Rock Album, Best Modern Rock Song, Best Metal & Hardcore Album, Best Rap & Hip Hop Album, Best Rap & Hip Hop Song, Best R&B & Soul Album, Best R&B & Soul Song, Best Pop Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Electronic Song, Best Folk Album, Best Folk Song, Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best Jazz Performance Album, and Best Global Contemporary Album.

Artists such as NO. LINK, Dongyi, Moon Mi-hyang, H1-KEY, IVE, Carina Nebula, Fifty Fifty’s Keena, and many more have received nominations in various categories, showcasing the diversity and talent of the Korean music industry.

The nominees are a mix of well-established artists as well as up-and-coming talents, making the 21st Korean Music Awards a reflection of the dynamic and diverse music scene in South Korea.

The awards ceremony promises to be a celebration of artistic excellence and talent in South Korea, and it remains to be seen which artists will take home the prestigious awards.

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