Gaon Chart Music Awards 2022: Air date, how to vote and nominees for K-pop award show

Artists like aespa, Stray Kids, BTS and Jeon Somi have been nominated at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards


                            Gaon Chart Music Awards 2022: Air date, how to vote and nominees for K-pop award show
SHINee, IU, Blackpink's Rose and BTS have been nominated (@shinee, @bts_bighit/Twitter, @dlwlrma, @roses_are_rosie/Instagram)

The Gaon Chart Music Awards is one of the most-awaited major K-pop award shows that have started dropping details for their next edition. Following the nominees and lineups of award shows like MAMA 2021, AAA 2021 and MMA 2021, we now have the reputable South Korean Gaon Charts getting ready for their annual award show. 

The Gaon Chart Music Awards was launched in 2011 and since then, has awarded and honored K-pop artists for their commercial success and influence with their recent releases. The 10th edition held in January 2021 was at CJ E&M Center and was hosted by Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Itzy’s Lia, comedian JaeJae and singer Joo Young-hoon. Artists like BTS, EXO’s Baekhyun, Seventeen, Zico, Blackpink and IU were awarded at the previous edition. Now, for the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards which will be held in 2022, the nominees have been announced.

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SEVENTEEN at the 8th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 23, 2019 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Air date and time

The Gaon Chart Music Awards 2022 will be held on January 27, 2022 at 7 pm KST (5 am ET).

Where to watch

The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards will be broadcast on Mnet’s channel and their YouTube channel. It might also be live-streamed for free on VLive like the previous editions. Limited numbers of fans can also view the K-pop award show on the Mubeat app like last year.

Former girl group IZ*ONE at the 8th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 23, 2019 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Hosts

The hosts of the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards are Super Junior's Eunhyuk and STAYC's Sieun.

Eunhyuk and Sieun will be the MCs (@superjunior, @stayc_highup/Instagram)

Performance lineup

NCT 127
NCT DREAM
STAYC
Kang Daniel
THE BOYZ
Red Velvet
Brave Girls
SHINee
Standing Egg
OH MY GIRL
Lee Mujin
Lee Chanwon
Lim Youngwoong
Girls' Generation's Taeyeon
Homies

K-pop nominations

Gaon Chart Music Awards looks at releases of every month in a year and awards them accordingly. The nominees till the month of September were announced on November 27.

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) 1st quarter Nominees:
‘One-reeler / Act IV’ - IZ*ONE
‘The First Step: TREASURE EFFECT’ - TREASURE
‘The Classic Album I’ - Kim Ho Joong
‘The Classic Album II’ - Kim Hong Joong
‘Don’t Call Me’ - SHINee

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) 2nd quarter Nominees:
‘BORDER : CARNIVAL’ - ENHYPEN
‘Hot Sauce’ - NCT DREAM
‘R’ - BLACKPINK’s ROSÉ 
‘Bambi’ - EXO’s BAEKHYUN 
‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’ - TXT

Artist of the Year (Physical Album) 3rd quarter Nominees:
‘Don’t Fight The Feeling’ - EXO
‘Hello Future’ - NCT DREAM
‘NOEASY’ - Stray Kids
‘Butter’ - BTS
‘Your Choice’ - SEVENTEEN

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) December 2021 Nominees:
‘Panorama’ - IZ*ONE
‘Lonely Night’ - Ben
‘Switch To Me (with JYP)’ - Rain
‘For You (feat. Crush)’ - Lee Hi
‘What Do I Call You’ - Girls' Generation’s Taeyeon

Girls' Generation's leader TAEYEON at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 08, 2020 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) January 2022 Nominees:
‘HWAA’ - (G)I-DLE
‘Let’s have a drink’ - KyoungSeo & MJ
‘Celebrity’ - by IU
‘Rosario (feat. CL, ZICO)’ - Epik High
‘I’m Not Cool’ - HyunA

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) February Nominees:
‘PARANOIA’ - Kang Daniel
‘Don’t Call Me’ - SHINee
‘TAIL’ - Sunmi
‘Don’t Look Back’ - SECHSKIES
‘Love Letter’ - Paul Kim

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) March Nominees:
‘On The Ground’ - BLACKPINK’s ROSÉ
‘LILAC’ - IU
‘Coin’ - IU
‘Hi Spring Bye’ - IU
‘My Starry Love’ - Lim Young Woong

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) April Nominees:
‘In The Morning’ - ITZY
‘Antidote’ - Kang Daniel
‘Just Hug Me’ - DAVICHI
‘I will light your way’ - KASSY
‘I Will Be Waiting’ - Ha Dong Qn & Bong Gu

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) May Nominees:
‘Next Level’ - aespa
‘Butter’ - BTS
‘Dun Dun Dance’ - OH MY GIRL
‘Hello’ - Red Velvet’s Joy
‘HAPPEN’ - Heize

NCT DREAM at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) June Nominees:
‘Hello Future’ - NCT DREAM
‘Alcohol-Free’ - TWICE 
‘Chi Mat Ba Ram’ - Brave Girls
‘One Day More’ - Big Mama
‘Rain Song (feat. Colde)’ - Epik High

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) July Nominees:
‘NAKKA (with. IU)’ - AKMU
‘Hey kids, close your eyes (with. Lee Sunhee)’ - AKMU
‘Permission to Dance’ - BTS
‘Weekend’ - Girls' Generation’s Taeyeon
‘You’re the best of me’ - SG Wannabe

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) August Nominees:
Go Back’ - 10cm
Queendom’ - Red Velvet
Go Back’ - Melomance
DUMB DUMB’ - Jeon Somi
‘Closely far away’ - Car, the garden

Artist of the Year (Digital Music) September Nominees:
‘My Universe’ - Coldplay, BTS
‘LOCO’ - ITZY
‘Sticker’ - NCT 127
‘STEREOTYPE’ - STAYC
‘Fall In Fall’ - Lee Mujin

ITZY at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 08, 2020 (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Mubeat Global Choice Awards:
Round 2 Nominees
Male Category
Astro
Ateez
BTS
Enhypen
EXO
Jeong Dong-won
Kang Daniel
Kim Hojoong
Lee Chan-won
Lim Youngwoong
Monsta X
NCT 127
NCT Dream
NU'EST
Seventeen
SF9
Stray Kids
Super Junior
TXT
Wonho

Female Category
(G)I-DLE
aespa
Brave Girls
Dreamcatcher
Mamamoo's Hwasa
HYNN
Itzy
IU
Red Velvet's Joy
Blackpink's Lisa
Loona
Mamamoo
Oh My Girl
Red Velvet
Blackpink's Rosé
STAYC
Girls' Generation's Taeyeon
TWICE
Red Velvet's Wendy
Mamamoo's Wheein

Categories whose nominees are yet to be announced are:

New Artist of the Year
Discovery of the Year
Music Steady Seller of the Year
Retail Album of the Year
Top Kit Seller of the Year
Popular Singer of the Year
Composer/Lyricist of the Year
Performers of the Year
Style of the Year
Record Production of the Year
Social Hot Star of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Hot Performance of the Year
World K-pop Star
World K-pop Rookie
International Rising Star of the Year

How to vote

Fans can collect Gaon voting tickets on the Mubeat app and vote in the fan-based voting categories like ‘Mubeat Global Choice Award’. Fans can start collecting tickets from December 1 and can start voting from December 14, 2021 to January 21, 2022.

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