So many talented artists nominated!
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22 Jan 2020 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 22 Jan 2020 - 4:26 PM

The 17th Korean Music Awards are coming up next month and the nominees have just been announced.

The Korean Music Awards celebrate musical achievement over sales, with a focus on the music rather than any numbers, and the awards cover both pop music, as well as genres such as R&B, hip-hop, jazz and more.

Check out the nominees below.

Album of the Year
C Jamm: Keung
Lim Kim: GENERASIAN
The Black Skirts: THIRSTY
Baek Yerin: Our Love Is Great
Jannabi: Legend

Song of the Year
AKMU: “How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You’re the One I Love”
Lim Kim: “SAL-KI”
BTS: “Boy With Luv”
Baek Yerin:  “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault”
Jannabi: “For Lovers Who Hesitate”

Artist of the Year
Lim Kim
Kim Oki
Kim Hyun Chul
BTS
Baek Yerin
Jannabi

Rookie of the Year
ITZY
NET GALA
sogumm
Lee Joo Young
Chun Yongsung

Best Pop Album
AKMU: SAILING
Kim Hyun Chul: Sail
Baek Yerin: Our Love Is Great
Oohyo: Far from the Madding City
Taeyeon: Purpose
Cacophony: Dream

Best Pop Song
AKMU: “How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You’re the One I Love”
ITZY: “DALLA DALLA”
(G)I-DLE: “LION”
BTS: “Boy With Luv”
Baek Yerin:  “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault”

Best Rock Album
The Bowls: If We Live Without Romance
Goonam: Moraenae Fantasy
Black Hole: EVOLUTION
Oh Chill: Oh, Two Animals
Jambinai: ONDA
National Pigeon Unity: 999

Best Rock Song
Jambinai: “ONDA"
National Pigeon Unity: “Same Same"
SONIC STONES: “Chocolate Milk"
SE SO NEON: “Go Back"
Oh Chill: “Oh, Two Animals"

Best Modern Rock Album
9 And The Numbers: Many Minutes in Seoul
The Black Skirts: THIRSTY
Rock’N Roll Radio: You’ve Never Had It So Good
THORNAPPLE: Enlightenment
Jannabi: Legend

Best Modern Rock Song
The Black Skirts: “Queen of Diamonds”
DECADENT: “Lingu”
Rock’N Roll Radio: “TAKE ME HOME”
THORNAPPLE: “February”
Jannabi: “For Lovers Who Hesitate”

Best Metal and Hardcore Album
Eighteen April: Voices
Various Artists: Black Hole Tribute – Re-encounter The Miracle
Madmans Esprit: Glorifying Suicide
Method: Definition Of Method
CHAIN REACTION: FEATURES/CREATURES

Best Dance and Electronic Album
Lim Kim: GENERASIAN
NET GALA: re:FLEX*ion
Various Artists: Gookbo 3ho
Jang Myungsun: A Premature and Meaningless Confession

Best Dance and Electronic Song
Lim Kim – “SAL-KI”
NET GALA – “Quarrel”
Peggy Gou – “Starry Night”
Pierre Blanche – “Combat”
Two Tone Shape – “Constant”

Best Rap and Hip Hop Album
C Jamm: Keung
E SENS: The Stranger
FUTURISTIC SWAVER: BFOTY
XXX: SECOND LANGUAGE
CHOILB: Orientation

Best Rap and Hip Hop Song
E SENS: “Son of a”
MUSHVENOM: “Why Are You So Noisy?”
BewhY: “GOTTASADAE”
BILL STAX: “Idungivaㅗ”
YUMDDA: “Don’t Call Me (Prod. BRLLNT)”

Best R&B and Soul Album
Colde: Love part 1
dress, sogumm: Not My Fault
sogumm: Sobrightttttttt
Samuel Seo: The Misfit
SUMIN: OO DA DA

Best R&B and Soul Song
Colde: “WA-R-R”
Jclef: “Mama, See”
Brown Eyed Soul: “Night and Day”
Sunwoo Jung-A: “CLASSIC”
SUMIN: “STARDUST”

Best Folk Album
Emon: The World Without You
Yeoyu and Seolbin: Song from Far Away
Lazy Blood: Sad Dreamy Funny
Lee Joo Young: Lee Joo Young
Chun Yong Sung: Year of Kim Il-sung’s Death

Best Folk Song
KwonTree: “New Day”
Lazy Blood: “Go Yoonsik Go”
Lee Joo Young: “Heart”
Jeongmilla: “Nameless”
Chun Yong Sung: “Heavy Snow Watch”

Best Jazz Album
Trio Works: Gunsan Gaka
Kim Oki: Spirit Advance Unit
Youn Sun Nah: Immersion
Jangeun Bae and Liberation Amalgamation: JB Liberation Amalgamation
Youngjoo Song, Sunny Kim: Tribute

Best Crossover Album
NST & The Soul Sauce meets Kim Yulhee: Version
Black String: Karma
Jungmin Seo: HOME
SB Circle: Topology
Ji Park: DMZ

Best Jazz and Crossover Performance
Pureum Jin: “The Real Blue”
Trio Works: “Gunsan Gaka”
Jangeun Bae and Liberation Amalgamation: “JB Liberation Amalgamation”
Black String: “Karma”
Lee Myoung Gun Trio: “Something Good Is Good”
Minki: “Invisible”

The awards will take place on February 27.


 

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