The awards season has been joined by one of the most anticipated events in K-pop, the Melon Music Awards.
HERE'S HOW TO WATCH THE 2020 MELON MUSIC AWARDS
On 11 November, the major awards show organised by Kakao M lifted the veil on the 40 nominees in the list for this year’s Top 10. The Top 10 Artists Award is one of the highlights among many other categories, such as Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and other genre, popularity, and special prizes.
✨MELON MUSIC AWARDS 2020 '𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙈𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙘'✨— Melon (@melon) November 6, 2020
온라인 뮤직 페스티벌 MMA 2020 티저를 최초 공개합니다❗
📆MMA WEEK : 2020.12.02 ~ 2020.12.05
📎https://t.co/tiRdPXQLHp#MMA2020 #MMA #MELONMUSICAWARDS #TEASER #멜론뮤직어워드 #멜뮤 pic.twitter.com/sxE7Y7oZBg
Running for the Top 10 are Apink, EXO’s Baekhyun, Baek Ji Young, Baek Yerin, BLACKPINK, BOL4, BTS, Crush, Davichi, Deepflow, Gaho, (G)I-DLE, MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, ITZY, IU, IZ*ONE, Jeon Mi Do, Jessi, Jo Jung Suk, Red Velvet’s Joy, Kim Ho Joong, Lee Hi, Lim Young Woong, M.C the MAX, NCT 127, Oh My Girl, OVAN, Paloalto, Red Velvet, B1A4’s Sandeul, SEVENTEEN, Simon Dominic, SSAK3, EXO’s Suho, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, The Quiett, TWICE, Young Tak, YUMDDA, and Block B’s Zico.
According to Soompi, the winners of the Top 10 will be streamlined via Melon downloads, streaming counts, and user votes. The timeframe for music released has to be between 30 November, 2019 and 10 November, 2020.
Voting for Melon users has commenced today (11/11) and will end on 20 November. Verified accounts can vote up to thrice a day, while unverified accounts are allowed to vote once a day.
Fans can vote for their favourite artists here, or download the Melon app and click on ‘MMA’ to be directed to the voting page.
Due to the coronavirus, MMA 2020 will be taking place online this year, starting 2 December, 5PM (TH/ID Standard Time) or 6PM (PH/SG/MY Standard Time), to 5 December. It will be the first time the awards show is holding an online music festival week, and promises to create a new “performance culture”.
BTS are the first performers to be announced for this year's awards ceremony. Lim Young Woong and Young Tak are also confirmed to attend, in addition to DAY6 sub-unit Even of Day and Jang Beom June, Park Moon Chi, LEENALCHI, Jae-Jae, and Gaho.
MMA2020 (Melon Music Awards)-ARMYBOMB Video Participation Event— Melon (@melon) November 10, 2020
It is an event gathering fans' cheering videos for the BTS performance at MMA2020, and hosted by Melon/KakaoM.
guidance and participation: https://t.co/wfmPMBcevM#방탄소년단 #BTS #MMA2020 #MMA #ARMYBOMBEVENT pic.twitter.com/Zod0tIcHlq
UPDATE (25/11): MONSTA X, Oh My Girl, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) are confirmed to join the Melon Music Awards lineup.
UPDATE (26/11): IZ*ONE and The Boyz will be attending the main ceremony, and Jannabi’s Choi Jung Hoon, Simon Dominic, and CODE KUNST, who came together for single album RECONNECT recently, are also slated to perform.
📣MMA 2020 본식 LINE-UP 공개!📣#MMA2020 의 본식을 화려하게 장식해 줄— Melon (@melon) November 26, 2020
출연 확정 아티스트를 소개합니다!✨
🕺🏻#엘르프로젝트 (잔나비 최정훈, 코드 쿤스트, 사이먼 도미닉)#아이즈원 (IZ*ONE)#더보이즈 (THE BOYZ)#MMA #멜뮤@code_kunst @longlivesmdc @official_izone @Creker_THEBOYZ pic.twitter.com/bF2a17q1gb
Watch this space for updates.