BTS, Red Velvet, XXX and More Land 2019 Korean Music Awards Nominations

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The list of nominees for the 16th annual Korean Music Awards is out, with BTS, Red Velvet and XXX among them.

The Korean Music Awards mainly honor the albums and songs, in order to focus on artists’ musical accomplishments. They also aim to recognize the music created by artists of both the mainstream and non-mainstream variety.

The ceremony will be held at the Guro Arts Valley Theater in Seoul on Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. KST.

Check out the full list below.


Album of the Year

Mid-Air Thief -- Crumbling

Life and Time -- Age

BTS -- Love Yourself: Answer

Say Sue Me -- Where We Were Together

Jang Pil Soon -- soony eight

Huckleberry Finn -- Aurora People

 

Song of the Year

Mommy Son -- “Shonen Jump” (Feat. Bae Ki Sung)

BTS -- “Fake Love”

BTS -- “IDOL”

Say Sue Me -- “Old Town”

Kiha & The Faces -- “That’s Just What You Think”

HYUKOH -- “LOVE YA!”

 

Artist of the Year

Kim Sawol

BTS

Say Sue Me

Sunji Lee

Jang Pil Soon

 

Rookie of the Year

HAON

Jclef

Mothervibes

Motte

AIRY

Wussami

 

Best Pop Album

BoA -- WOMAN

BTS -- Love Yourself: Answer

Uhm Jung Hwa -- The Cloud Dream of the Nine

Lee Moon Sae -- BETWEEN US

Lee Jin Ah -- Jinah Restaurant Full Course

Jang Pil Soon -- soony eight

 

Best Pop Song

ADOY -- “Wonder”

Red Velvet -- “Bad Boy”

BTS -- “Fake Love”

BTS -- “IDOL”

Heize -- “Jenga” (Feat. Gaeko)

 

Best Rock Album

Life and Time -- Age

SUPERSTRING -- Architecture

Asian Chairshot -- IGNITE

H a lot -- H a lot

Plugged Classic -- Sabai

 

Best Rock Song

Life and Time -- “Jamsugyo”

Asian Chairshot -- “Round and Round”

H a lot -- “If You Ask Me”

H a lot -- “Prom”

Hangsuk & Boogiemonster -- “I’m Fat”

 

Best Modern Rock Album

ADOY -- LOVE

DECADENT -- DECADENT

Say Sue Me -- Where We Were Together

Jaurim -- Jaurim

Huckleberry Finn -- Aurora People

 

Best Modern Rock Song

Night Off -- “Review”

Say Sue Me -- “Old Town”

Kiha & The Faces -- “That’s Just What You Think”

Huckleberry Finn -- “Who Is It”

HYUKOH -- “LOVE YA!”

 

Best Metal and Hardcore Album

DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY -- THE LORD OV SHADOWS

Day of Mourning -- This Too Will Pass

Noeasy -- Triangle

MEMNOCH -- COMMAND HALLUCINATION

 

Best Dance and Electronic Album

Two Tone Shape -- Shapes

Mid-Air Thief -- Crumbling

Lofibaby -- N

Byul.org -- Nobody’s Gold

YESEO -- Damn Rules

KIRARA -- Sarah

 

Best Dance and Electronic Song

Pure 100% -- “Apollo”

Two Tone Shape -- “Color Penetration”

Aseul -- “Seoul Girl”

YESEO -- “Honey, Don’t Kill My Vibe”

KIRARA -- “Worries”

 

Best Rap and Hip Hop Album

JUSTHIS & Paloalto -- 4 the Youth

XXX -- LANGUAGE

Bassagong -- TANG-A

ILLINIT -- Cosmos

JaeDal -- Period

 

Best Rap and Hip Hop Song

HAON -- “Boong Boong” (Feat. Sik-K)

JUSTHIS & Paloalto -- “Switch”

XXX -- “Ganju Gok”

Mommy Son -- “Shonen Jump” (Feat. Bae Ki Sung)

Hwaji -- “Nappe”

 

Best R&B and Soul Album

Horim -- METROCITY

Jclef -- flaw, flaw

Naul -- Sound Doctrine

SUMIN -- Your Home

Hippy was Gipsy -- Language

 

Best R&B and Soul Song

Jclef -- “One Hour Before the Earth’s Destruction”

SUMIN -- “Your Home” (Feat. Xin Seha)

George -- “gohaegoback”

Hoody -- “Sunshine” (Feat. Crush)

Hippy was Gipsy -- “Bed”

 

Best Folk Album

Kang Asol -- The Day of Love

Kim Dong San -- Seoul Suwon Story

Kim Sawol -- Romance

Kim Haewon -- Sea and Myself

YUHA -- Young People

Hwang Puha -- Self-Portrait

 

Best Folk Song

Kang Asol -- “Island”

Kim Sawol -- “Someone”

YUHA -- “The Worker”

Jang Pil Soon -- “Night Sea”

Hwang Puha -- “Self Portrait”

 

Best Jazz Album

Yoo Sun Nam -- Strange, But Beautiful You

Youngjoo Song -- Late Fall

Bongwool Lee -- My Singing Fingers

Sunji Lee -- SONG OF APRIL

Sumin Jung -- Neo-liberalism

 

Best Crossover Album

near east quartet -- near east quartet

Kim Sora -- A Sign of Rain

Park Ju Won -- The Last Rumba

Park Jiha -- Philos

Shin Hyunpil, Ko Heean -- Dear Chopin

 

Best Jazz and Crossover Performance

near east quartet -- “near east quartet”

Ko Heean Trio -- “Dancing Without Moving”

SooJin Suh -- “Strange Liberation”

Youngjoo Song -- “Late Fall”

Jungsu Choi Tiny Orkester -- “Tschuss Jazz Era”

 

The winner for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be Yang Hee Eun.


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