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Melon Music Awards Announce First Round of Nominees

Melon Music Awards Announce First Round of Nominees

All you k-pop lovers out there, ready your voting accounts because the Korean award season is upon us. After the MAMA nominations, Melon Music Awards have also revealed the first round of nominations for Melon Music Awards 2019.

Melon Music Awards Reveal 40 nominees for the Top 10 award

Every year Melon Music Award awards 10 awards to 10 artists. The award is to commemorate the artist’s talent and success in the past year. For this year, only artists who released music between December 1, 2018, and November 13, 2019, were eligible. The nominees include 29 artists chosen by weekly Melon Popularity Award results (selected by weekly charts and votes) along with 11 artists who were additionally chosen by their download and streaming counts.

The Criteria

As mentioned above, only artists who released songs from December 2018 to November 2019, are going to be eligible. The nominees are selected on the basis of how well the artists did digitally through the time period. The final Top 10 will be determined 80 percent based on Melon download and streaming counts and 20 percent based on votes.

The Nominees

Below is the full list of 40 nominees selected for the Top 10 award.

  • AKMU
  • Ariana Grande
  • BEN
  • BOL4
  • BTS
  • Baek Yerin
  • Billie Eilish
  • Chen
  • Chungha
  • Davichi
  • EXO
  • Epik High
  • Giriboy
  • Gummy
  • Heize
  • Hwang In Wook
  • Hwasa
  • ITZY
  • Jang Bum Joon
  • Jang Hye Jin
  • Kassy
  • Kim Na Young
  • Lee Sora
  • M.C the MAX
  • Monday Kiz
  • N.Flying
  • Naomi Scott
  • Paul Kim
  • Song Ha Ye
  • Taeyeon
  • Woody
  • Yoon Min Soo

Top 10 voting is open from October 30 through November 13 for Melon users with verified accounts.

MMA 2019 will be held on November 30 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.

Stay tuned for the nominees of the category awards, which will open voting on November 14!