KMA2016: Nominees for 13th Korean Music Awards

The nominees for the 13th annual Korean Music Awards were announced today at 11am, KST. The nominated albums and songs have been selected from albums and songs released between December 1st 2014 and November 30th 2015. 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 Monday, February 29th at the Guro Arts Valley Theatre.

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Album of the Year

  • Black MedicineIrreversible
  • E SENSThe Anecdote
  • Kim Sawol수잔 (Suzanne)
  • The MonotonesInto The Night
  • Deepflow양화 (Yanghwa)
  • MethodAbstract

Song of the Year

Artist of the Year

  • BIGBANG
  • Kim Oki
  • Deepflow
  • Method
  • Park Je Chun
  • Hyukoh

Rookie of the Year

  • Flash Flood Darlings
  • Gongjoong Doduk
  • Billy Carter
  • OOHYO
  • Hyukoh

 

Best Heaviness Album

  • Abyss – Enemy Inside
  • Black Medicin – Irreversible
  • The Veggers – Jazz Master
  • Method – Abstract
  • Crash – Untamed Hands In Imperfect World

 

Best Rock Album

  • Life and Time – Land
  • The Monotones – Into The Night
  • Billy Carter – Billy Carter
  • Eastern Sidekick – 굴절률 (Total Reflection)
  • Yi Sung Yol – SYX

Best Rock Song

 

Best Modern Rock Album

  • The KOXX – The New Normal
  • Gongjoong Doduk – 공중도덕
  • Goonam – Sun Power
  • Electron Sheep – 소음의 왕 (King of Noise)
  • Hyukoh – 22

Best Modern Rock Song

 

Best Folk Album

  • Kim Il Du – 달과 별의 영혼
  • Kim Doo Soo – 곱사무
  • Kim Sawol – 수잔 (Suzanne)
  • Sai – 화전민의 노래
  • howaho – Unknown Origin

Best Folk Song

 

Best Pop Album

  • Wonder Girls – Reboot
  • Autumn Vacation – 세 번째 계절
  • IU – CHAT-SHIRE
  • Echae en Route – Madeline
  • Fromm – Moonbow
  • Ravi Nuage – 청춘

Best Pop Song

 

Best Dance & Electronic Album

  • Cumeo Project – No Youth Flowers
  • f(x) – 4Walls
  • Trampauline – Marginal
  • 3 Little Wacks – YOUNG,GIFTED&WACK 3rd Anniversary Compilation
  • OOHYO – 어드벤처 (Adventure)
  • We Are The Night – 별, 불, 밤 이런 것들

Best Dance & Electronic Song

 

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Album

  • Code Kunst – Crumple
  • E SENS – The Anecdote
  • Deepflow – 양화 (Yanghwa)
  • Wavisabiroom – 물질보다정신
  • P-Type – Street Poetry

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song

 

Best R&B & Soul Album

  • G.Soul – Coming Home
  • Rico – The Slow Tape
  • Mayson The Soul – Photographer
  • Boni – Love
  • Samuel Seo – Frameworks

Best R&B & Soul Song

 

Best Jazz Album

  • Avant Trio – Blue Suns
  • BG Salon – 현재의 발견
  • Young Joo Song – Reflection
  • Joon Ho Yang Trio – Timeless Traveler
  • BuYoung Lee – Little Star
  • Jin Kim – The Jazz Unit

Best Crossover Album

  • The NEQ – Passing of Illusion
  • Kim Cheong Man & Park Je Chun – Records & Recordings
  • Hee Kyung Na – Flowing
  • Park Je Chun – Park Je Chun’s Korean Grip
  • Salon d’O – 파리의 숨결

Best Jazz & Crossover Performance

  • The NEQ – Passing of Illusion
  • Kim Oki – 격동의 시간여행
  • Kim Cheong Man & Park Je Chun – Records & Recordings
  • Park Je Chun – Park Je Chun’s Korean Grip
  • Eungmin Cho – Oriental Fairy Tale

 
All the nominated artists are eligible to win one of the Netizens’ Choice awards. Voting for Male Artist, Female Artist, and Group will opens on February 3rd and closes on February 21st.

6 Comments KMA2016: Nominees for 13th Korean Music Awards

    1. Anna

      That’s just to indicate the first time the artist is mentioned. Although perhaps it is more distracting than informative for this type of post. Thanks for the question! I’ll change it in the evening when I’m back behind my computer^^

      1. ellie

        Oh, that’s an interesting thing to point out. Maybe there could be a note of it somewhere to indicate.

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