BTS, IU, and Hyukoh are to once again compete for Korean Music Awards’ Musician of the Year.
On February 6, committee members had a press conference at Korea Press Center for the 15th Korean Music Awards.
This year, the awards will recognize 3 genres and 24 categories. A total of 73 artists and groups, 63 albums, and 38 songs are nominated. According to the committee, nominees are selected regardless of their awareness.
For Album of the Year, Kang Taegu’s “Bleu,” Black Skirt’s “Team Baby,” Kim Mok-in’s “A Day in the Life of Mr. X,” IU’s “Palette,” and Hyukoh’s “23” are nominated. Red Velvet’s “Red Flavor,” BTS’ “DNA,” IU’s “Night Letter,” Woo Won-jae’s “We Are,” and Hyukoh’s “Tomboy” made it on the Song of the Year nominees list.
Kim Mok-in, BTS, IU, and Hyukoh are competing for the Musician of the Year trophy, while Rad Museum, Light and Noise, Se So Neon, Shin Hae-gyeong, Ye-seo, and Woo Won-jae are nominated for Rookie of the Year.
This year, IU and Hyukoh became the most frequently nominated artists by being listed for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year, as well as two additional genre categories. BTS was nominated for four awards, namely Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Song, and Best Pop Album.
The 15th Korean Music Awards will be held on February 28 at 7 p.m. KST. The awards will be broadcasted in March.