Fact Music Awards 2022: Airtime, how to watch, lineup and about 1st year-end K-pop award show

Fact Music Awards 2022: Airtime, how to watch, lineup and about 1st year-end K-pop award show
IVE, TXT, Stray Kids and (G)I-DLE are part of the lineup (@IVEstarship, @TXT_bighit, @Stray_Kids, @G_I_DLE/Twitter)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Well, the year-end award shows of the K-pop industry are about to begin in full swing. If the first half of the year is all about new beginnings and mid-year is for music festivals, the second half of the year gets pretty glamorous with award shows and year-end festivals. We have the likes of ‘Gayo Daejuns’ and award shows like MAMA, AAA, GDA and more. Well, The Fact Music Awards 2022 will have the honour of kicking off the year-end schedule as the first K-pop year-end award show of 2022.

The Fact Music Awards is fairly a new award show that began in 2019 but had to go online in 2020 due to the pandemic. They had taken advantage of advanced AR technology to enhance performances. Last year was pretty star-studded with legendary special stages by the likes of Oh My Girl, Stray Kids, Super Junior, Itzy, Astro and The Boyz. BTS won four daesangs (grand prizes) while rising star Lim Young-woong won thrice. It had also been a good night for Seventeen and ballad singer Hwang Chi-yeul. Well, here’s everything we know about The Fact Music Awards 2022.

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The Boyz and Kep1er are part of the lineup (@IST_THEBOYZ, @official_kep1er/Twitter)
The Boyz and Kep1er are part of the lineup (@IST_THEBOYZ, @official_kep1er/Twitter)

Airdate and time

The Fact Music Awards 2022 will be held offline on October 8. For viewers at home, they will broadcast the event at 6.30 pm KST (5.30 am ET).

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Venue

The year-end award show will take place at the KSPO Dome in Seoul.

Where to watch

For the last few years, it was live-streamed for free on U+ Idol Live and The Fact’s official YouTube channel.

Hosts

While the hosts have yet to be announced, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun has been an MC since its inception for the last three years. Many expect her to return for The Fact Music Awards 2022.

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Update: Seohyun and TV personality Jun Hyun-moo will be the MCs for the fourth time.

Award presenters

Song Hae-na, Jung hyuk, Shim Soo-chang, Yoon Tae-jin, Choi Daniel, Kim Sejeong, Kim Ji-hoon and Lee Joo-bin are the first lineup of presenters.

Itzy and Le Sserafim are part of the lineup (@ITZYofficial, @le_sserafim/Twitter)
Itzy and Le Sserafim are part of the lineup (@ITZYofficial, @le_sserafim/Twitter)

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K-pop lineup

The Fact Music Awards has announced the first two lineups of K-pop acts that will be attending and performing at the event. 

First lineup:
The Boyz
Itzy
TXT
IVE

Second lineup:
Stray Kids
(G)I-DLE
Kep1er
Le Sserafim

Third lineup:
Kang Daniel
Hwang Chi-yeol
Kim Ho-joong
Young Tak

Fourth lineup:
Ateez
Treasure
TNX
NewJeans

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New voting round in 2022

Most of the award categories are based on objective information such as music data. The judges will screen the nominations while the committee will also take into consideration the fan voting scores for some categories. The winners of these categories will be announced at the award show itself. Other than the voting category award, the award show had announced back in 2021 that they will introduce a new fan voting round after the show ends for new prizes and benefits. Hosted by The Fact and Fan N Star, their fan-vote awards include 'Fan N Star Choice Group Artist' award, 'Choice Individual Artist' award, 'Trot Popularity' award and the 'Popularity Award' that fans can vote for on the Fan N Star app.

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