It's a long list so buckle up!
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28 Dec 2018 - 9:42 AM  UPDATED 28 Dec 2018 - 9:42 AM

The 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards are coming and they've now announced the nominees for Artist of the Year (Digital Music). The category has 11 winners, one for each month of 2018 based on Gaon Chart data for 30 days after the song's release.

November's nominees haven't been revealed yet but here's January through to October!

January
iKON: Love Scenario
Kim Dong Ryul: Reply
Red Velvet: Bad Boy
Bolbbalgan4: First Love
Sunmi: Heroine

February
Kim Heechul, Min Kyung Hoon: Falling Blossoms
Roy Kim: Only Then
SEVENTEEN: Thanks
Jung Seung Hwan: The Snowman
Punch: Tonight

March
MAMAMOO: Starry Night
BIGBANG: Flower Road
Yong Junhyung ft 10cm: Sudden Shower
Heize ft. Gaeko: Jenga
Heize: didn't know me

April
EXO-CBX: Blooming Day
TWICE: What is Love?
WINNER: EVERYDAY
Melomance: Just Friends
GFRIEND: Time for the Moon Night

May
AOA: Bingle Bangle
BTS: Fake Love
BTS ft Steve Aoki: The Truth Untold
Bolbbalgan4: Travel
Crush: Bittersweet

June
BLACKPINK: Forever Young
BLACKPINK: DDU-DU DDU-DU
Wanna One: Light
BTOB: Only One For Me
Shaun: Way Back Home

July
TWICE: Dance The Night Away
MAMAMOO: Egotistic
Melomance: Tale
Apink: I'm So Sick
Zico ft IU: Soulmate

August
(G)I-DLE: HANN
10cm: Mattress
iKON: Killing Me
Red Velvet: Power Up
BTS: IDOL

September
Roy Kim: The Hardest Part
VIBE: Fall in Fall
Sunmi: Siren
Im Chang Jung: There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You
Punch: Goodbye

October
Loco ft Colde: It Takes Time
IU: BBIBBI
Yang Da Il: Sorry
Zion.T ft Seulgi: Hello Tutorial
Paul Kim: Me After You

Nominees were also announced for Artist of the Year (Physical Album) which is divided into the four quarters of the year, with four winners overall. The fourth quarter will be revealed once the year is over.

First Quarter
GOT7: Eyes on You
NCT: NCT 2018 Empathy
Wanna One: 0+1=1 (I PROMISE YOU)
SEVENTEEN: Director's Cut
Jonghyun: Poet | Artist

Second Quarter
EXO-CBX: Blooming Days
TWICE: What is Love?
Wanna One: 1÷χ=1 (UNDIVIDED)
NU'EST W: WHO, YOU
BTS: Love Yourself: Tear

Third Quarter
GOT7: Present: YOU
NCT DREAM: We Go Up
TWICE: Summer Nights
BTS: Love Yourself: Answer
SEVENTEEN: You Make My Day

The awards take place on January 23 2019, so stay tuned to find out who the winners are then!


 

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