Gaon Chart Music Awards Announces Nominees And Award Categories

These are the categories and nominees announced so far.

Award categories for the 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards have been announced, along with the first set of nominees!

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For “Artist of the Year (Digital Music)”, 12 winners are selected: one per each month of the year, from December 2018 through November 2019. So far, the nominees from January to August have been announced for this category. January’s nominees are: Lee Sora‘s “Song Request” (Feat. Suga) M.C the MAX‘s “After You’ve Gone”, Woody‘s “Fire up”, Chungha‘s  “Gotta Go”, and Paul Kim‘s  “Traffic Light”.

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February’s nominees are: ITZY‘s “DALLA DALLA”, (G)I-DLE‘s “Senorita”, Loco‘s “It’s been a while” (Feat. Zion.T), Nilo‘s “The day, I hate myself”, and MAMAMOO Hwasa‘s “twit”.

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March’s nominees are: Epik High‘s “LOVEDRUNK” (Feat. Crush), Baek Yerin‘s “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault”, Park Bom‘s “Spring” (Feat. Sandara Park), Jang Bum Joon‘s “every moment with you”, and Girls’ Generation Taeyeon‘s “Four Seasons”.

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April’s nominees are: BLACKPINK‘s “Kill This Love”, BTS‘s “Boy With Luv”, TWICE‘s “FANCY”, BOL4‘s “Bom”, and BOL4’s “Stars Over Me”.

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May’s nominees are: Lee Hi‘s “NO ONE” (Feat. B.I), Park Hyo Shin‘s “Goodbye”, WINNER‘s “AH YEAH”, Davichi‘s “Unspoken Words”, and Monday Kiz‘s “My Love Has Faded Away”.

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June’s nominees are: Kim Na Young‘s “To be honest”, Red Velvet‘s “Zimzalabim”, Chungha’s “Snapping”, Urban Zakapa‘s “Seoul Night” (Feat. Beenzino), Jang Hye Jin and Yoon Min Soo‘s “Drunk On Love”.

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July’s nominees are: ITZY’s “ICY”, MeloMance‘s “You&I”, Heize‘s “We don’t talk together” (Feat. Giriboy) (Prod. Suga), BEN‘s “Thank you for Goodbye”, Younha‘s “On A Rainy Day”.

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August’s nominees are: X1‘s “FLASH”, Nilo‘s “He’story”, Red Velvet’s “Umpah Umpah”, Crush‘s “NAPPA”, and Sunmi‘s “LALALAY”.

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Gaon has also announced nominees for “Artist of the Year (Physical Album)”. For this category, 4 winners (one for each quarter of the year) will be chosen. So far, the first two quarters (January 1 – March 31, and April 1 to June 30) have been announced.

Nominees for the first quarter are: MONSTA X‘s WE ARE HERE, Stray Kids’ Clé 1 : MIROH, TXT‘s The Dream Chapter: STAR, SEVENTEEN‘s YOU MADE MY DAWN, and ASTRO‘s All Light.

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Nominees for the second quarter are: BTS’s MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA, BLACKPINK’s KILL THIS LOVE, GOT7‘s SPINNING TOP : BETWEEN SECURITY & INSECURITY, NCT 127‘s NCT #127 WE ARE SUPERHUMAN, and TWICE‘s FANCY YOU.

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Nominees for the remaining categories have not yet been released. These categories include:

  • “Discovery of the Year”
  • “K-Pop Contribution of the Year”
  • “Hot Performance of the Year”
  • “Rookie of the Year (Digital Music and Physical Album)”
  • “World K-pop Rookie”
  • “World K-Pop Star”
  • “Song of the Year in International Pop”
  • “Music Steady Seller of the Year”
  • “Top Kit Seller of the Year”
  • “Retail Album of the Year”
  • “Social Hot Star of the Year”
  • “Record Production of the Year”
  • “Composer of the Year, Lyricist of the Year”
  • “Performer of the Year (Instrumental Accompaniment, Chorus)”
  • “Style of the Year (Choreography, Stylist)”
  • “International Rising Star of the Year”
  • “Popular Singer of the Year”

 

The 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards will be held on January 8, 2020 at Seoul’s Jamsil Arena.

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Source: Gaon Music Awards
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