Korean Music Awards 2021 list of nominations: BTS gets six nominations, including one with IU

BTS Army are happy and rightfully so, as K-pop group lands record number of nominations


                            Korean Music Awards 2021 list of nominations: BTS gets six nominations, including one with IU
BTS and IU collaborated for a nomination (Getty Images)

Korean Music Awards 2021 is just around the corner and the nomination list has BTS ARMY excited as the Grammy-nominated South Korean group received a record number of nominations, six, in the award show commencing on January 28. Here is the list of nominations and more.

Korean Music Awards organized by Korea Popular Music Awards Selection Committee is hailed as the most critically acclaimed award show as it chooses the winners based on a panel of judges comprising of well-known music critics, radio show producers, cultural expert academics, and other professionals of the music industry. The award show started in 2004 highlighting the mainstream and underground music of Korea and celebrating the excellence of their cultural impact.

Amid all the categories of Korean Music Awards, the four major categories include  'Album of the Year', 'Song of the Year', 'Artist of the Year', and 'Rookie of the Year' along with 18 other genre-categories announcing a song-winner and an album winner. BTS has been nominated in three main categories along with Suga’s collaboration with K-pop soloist IU in ‘Eight’ receiving another nomination in the Best Pop Song category.

Nominations

Artist of the year

J-Hope, V, SUGA, Jin, RM, Jimin, and Jungkook of BTS attend the Annual Grammy Awards (Getty Images)

BTS
Baek Ye Rin
Sunwoo Junga
LEENALCHI
Jung Milla

Album of the Year

BTS
Baek Ye Rin
Sunwoo Junga
LEENALCHI
Jung Milla
Jo Dong Ik

Song of the Year

BTS
Baek Ye Rin
Sunwoo Junga
LEENALCHI
Zico

Rookie of the Year

Meaningful Stone
Doo-Uk-Si-Ni
DeVita
Seo Bo Kyung
Squash Vines

Best Pop Song

BTS
Baek Ye Rin
IU
Oh My Girl
Yukika
Zico

Best Pop Album

The Blank Shop
BTS
Baek Ye Rin
Baekhyun
Yukika

For more nominations, check here.

Date

The winners will be announced on February 28 at 6 PM KST.

Pre-buzz

BTS fans are delighted for the K-pop group to get record number of nominations. A fan said, “Damn the only group to be nominated in all the daesangs!!! Who’s doing it like them? My boysss are slaying! May they get more successful!” Another similar tweet read, “The award show that prove bts quality music you all know they are the only idol group to win multiple awards there and they only one to win deasangs!” Another noted, “KMA is a 100% judge vote, I guess? It's not the ordinary award shows like MAMA, MMA, GDA, SMA and others that has a live voting. It's more like the Grammys. It's awarding not only kpop artists but also other genres of music. That's what I think.”



 



 



 

Teaser

There is no teaser released for the award show yet but check out their complete nomination list announcement here.



 

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