Nominees for 11th Korean Music Awards Announced

The nominees for the 11th annual Korean Music Awards were announced today at 11am, KST. The Korean Music Awards do not take sales into consideration and the winners are determined by a panel of music critics and industry experts, making it a Korean version of the Grammy’s. This year the ceremony will take place on February 28.

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Album of the Year

  • Youn Sun Nah – Lento
  • Sunwoo Jung-A – It’s Okay, Dear
  • Yoon Young Bae – 위험한 세계
  • Yi Sung YolV
  • Jang Pil Soon – Soony Seven

Song of the Year

  • EXO – “Growl (으르렁)”
  • Yoon Young Bae – “위험한 세계”
  • Jang Pil Soon – “맴맴”
  • Cho Yong Pil – “Bounce (바운스)”
  • Crayon Pop – “Bar Bar Bar (빠빠빠)”

Artist of the Year 

  • Yellow Monsters
  • Youn Sun Nah
  • Sunwoo Jung-A
  • Yi Sung Yol
  • Jang Pil Soon
  • Cho Yong Pil

Rookie of the Year

  • Zion.T
  • Lim Kim
  • Oki Kim
  • Rock’N’Roll Radio
  • EXO

 

Best Rock Album

  • Yellow Monsters – Red Flag
  • Kim Tae Chun – 가축병원블루스
  • Vassline – Black Silence
  • Third StonePsychemoon
  • Kim Dae Joong – 씨 없는 수박
  • Asian Chairshot

Best Rock Song

  • Yellow Monsters – “Red Flag”
  • Kopchangjeongol – “그 날은 올거야”
  • Kim Ganji x Ha Heonjin – “몸뚱이 블루스”
  • Kim Dae Joong – “씨 없는 수박(Part 1 & 2)”
  • Asian Chairshot – “소녀”

 

Best Modern Rock Album

  • Rock’N’Roll Radio – Shut Up And Dance
  • Vidulgi OoyoO – Officially Pronounced Alive
  • Yoon Young Bae – 위험한 세계
  • Yi Sung Yol – V
  • Jaurim – Goodbye, Grief
  • Jang Pil Soon – Soony Seven

Best Modern Rock Song

  • Rock’N’Roll Radio – “Shut Up And Dance”
  • Yoon Young Bae – “위험한 세계”
  • Yoon Young Bae – “자본주의”
  • Yi Sung Yol – “Minotaur”
  • Jaurim – “스물다섯, 스물하나”

 

Best Pop Album

  • Fromm – Arrival
  • Kim Mok In – 한 다발의 시선
  • Lim Kim – Goodbye 20
  • Sunwoo Jung-A – It’s Okay, Dear
  • Cho Yong Pil – Hello
  • Han Hee Jung – 날마다 타인

Best Pop Song

  • Jang Pil Soon – “맴맴”
  • Kang Asol – “엄마”
  • Lim Kim – “Voice”
  • Lee Juck – “Lie Lie Lie (거짓말 거짓말 거짓말)”
  • Cho Yong Pil – “Bounce (바운스)”

 

Best Dance & Electronic Album

  • f(x) – Pink Tape
  • Glen Check – Youth!
  • SHINee – The Misconceptions of Us
  • Sultan Of The DiscoThe Golden Age

Best Dance & Electronic Song

  • EXO – “Growl (으르렁)”
  • f(x) – “Rum Pum Pum Pum (첫사랑니)”
  • Glen Check – “Pacific”
  • G-Dragon – “Crooked (삐딱하게)”
  • Crayon Pop – “Bar Bar Bar (빠빠빠)”
  • 4Minute – “What’s Your Name? (이름이 뭐예요?)”

 

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Album

  • Molotov – Molotov Cocktail
  • Paloalto – Chief Life
  • PSNB – Fractice
  • VismajorRun VMC
  • P-Type – Rap

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song

  • JJK – “360도”
  • PNSB – “Trampoline (방방)”
  • Gaeko – “Rhythm Is Life (될 대로 되라고 해)”
  • Bullhandang Crew – “불한당가”
  • Swings – “No Mercy”

 

Best R&B and Soul Album

  • Jinbo – Fantasy
  • Zion.T – Red Light
  • Mayson The Soul – Jackasoul
  • SoulcietyDiamonds
  • Lee Hi – First Love

Best R&B and Soul Song

  • Jinbo – “Fantasy”
  • Zion.T – “뻔한 멜로디” (feat. Crush)
  • Mayson The Soul – “홀리데이” (feat. Beenzino)
  • Soulciety – “늘” (feat. Nam Ju Hee)
  • Lee Hi – “It’s Over”

 

Best Jazz Album

  • Oki Kim – Cherubim’s Wrath
  • Ji Hoon Kim Trio – Preeminent
  • Youn Sun Nah – Lento
  • Park Sung YeonPark Sung Yeon with Strings
  • Yun Seokcheol Trio – Love Is A Song
  • Heo So Young – That’s All

Best Crossover Album

  • Coreyah – Whale Of A Time
  • Hee Kyung Na – Up Close To Me
  • Salon de O Soo Kyung – Salon de Tango
  • Ensemble Sinawi시간속으로
  • Yiruma – Blind Film

Best Jazz & Crossover Performance

  • Kim Sung Bae – Pepper Man
  • Oki Kim – Cherubim’s Wrath
  • Ji Hoon Kim Trio – Preeminent
  • Seo Young Do Electronic EnsembleNew Beginning
  • JYD Trio – Attelage

 

All the nominated artists are eligible to win one of the Netizen’s Choise awards. Voting for Male Artist, Female Artist, and Group has already started on the official website has come online to be concluded on February 20th.

via: TV Daily, Sports Hankook, Herald Corp, Korean Music Awards

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