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LIST: Melon Music Awards 2022 Nominees

Check out your favorite Korean acts if they got on the list for this year's MMA!

The time has come for 2022 MMA!

On Friday, November 4, Melon Music Awards (MMA) announced this year’s official roster of nominees. Korean acts nominated will attend the awarding ceremony on November 26, 6 pm KST, at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.

It will be the first person-to-person ceremony presented by Kakao Bank, three years after the COVID-19 pandemic halted it.

Releases between November 8, 2021, and November 3, 2022, are only eligible to be nominated for this year’s awards show.

Check out your favorite Korean acts if they got on the list this year:

Artist of the Year (including Top 10)

  • 10cm
  • aespa
  • BE’O
  • BIGBANG
  • BIG Naughty
  • BLACKPINK
  • BOL4
  • BTS
  • Choi Ye Na
  • (G)I-DLE
  • IU
  • IVE
  • Jay Park
  • Juho
  • Kassy
  • KyoungSeo
  • LE SSERAFIM
  • Lee Mujin
  • Lim Young Woong
  • MeloMance
  • NCT DREAM
  • NewJeans
  • PSY
  • Red Velvet
  • SEVENTEEN
  • sokodomo
  • STAYC
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
  • Tophyun
  • WSG Wannabe

Album of the Year

  • BLACKPINK – “BORN PINK”
  • (G)I-DLE – “I NEVER DIE”
  • IU – “Pieces”
  • Lim Young Woong – “IM HERO”
  • NCT DREAM – “Glitch Mode”
  • NewJeans – “New Jeans”
  • PSY – “PSY 9th”
  • Red Velvet – “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Face The Sun”
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “INVU”
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Song of the Year

  • BE’O – “Counting Stars” (featuring Beenzino)
  • BIGBANG – “Still Life”
  • (G)I-DLE – “TOMBOY”
  • IVE – “LOVE DIVE”
  • Jay Park – “GANADARA” (featuring IU)
  • Kim Min Seok (MeloMance) – “Drunken Confession”
  • PSY – “That That” (produced by and featuring BTS’ Suga)
  • Red Velvet – “Feel My Rhythm”
  • sokodomo – “Merry-Go-Round” (featuring Zion.T and Wonstein)
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “INVU”

New Artist of the Year

  • Billlie
  • IVE
  • Kep1er
  • LE SSERAFIM
  • NewJeans
  • NMIXX

Best Solo Artist (Male)

  • 10cm
  • BE’O
  • BIG Naughty
  • Lim Young Woong
  • PSY

Best Solo Artist (Female)

  • Choi Ye Na
  • IU
  • Kassy
  • KyoungSeo
  • Taeyeon

Best Male Group

  • BIGBANG
  • BTS
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Female Group

  • aespa
  • BLACKPINK
  • (G)I-DLE
  • IVE
  • NewJeans

Netizen Popularity Award

  • BIG BANG
  • BTS
  • BLACKPINK
  • Ha Sung Woon
  • IVE
  • Kim Ho Joong
  • Lim Young Woong
  • NCT DREAM
  • NCT 127
  • SEVENTEEN

MMA also opened the voting line as part of the judging formula for fans to support their idols. Verified Melon users and residents with Kakao ID can vote on their website.

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