Here are the nominees for the 2021 Melon Music Awards – BTS, NCT DREAM, IU, TWICE, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN, Red Velvet, and more

Here are the nominees for the 2021 Melon Music Awards – BTS, NCT DREAM, IU, TWICE, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN, Red Velvet, and more

The nominees for the 2021 Melon Music Awards have been unveiled!

One of South Korea's largest music award shows, the Melon Music Awards is an annual ceremony presented by the music platform Melon. This year's show will be held online on 4 December at 6 PM KST (5 PM SGT/PHT)

This full list of nominees for this year's Melon Music Awards was officially revealed on 8 November, with acts such as BTS, NCT DREAM, IU, TWICE, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN, Red Velvet, aespa, (G)I-DLE, BLACKPINK's ROSÉ, EXO's Baekhyun, SHINee, and many more receiving nominations. 

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The winners for different awards will be determined by a mix of different criteria. Check out the breakdown for the main awards below:

Artist Of The Year

  • 60% digital sales
  • 20% public votes
  • 20% judges votes

Album Of The Year

  • 60% digital sales
  • 20% public votes
  • 20% judges votes

Song Of The Year

  • 60% digital sales
  • 20% public votes
  • 20% judges votes

Bonsang

  • 80% digital sales
  • 20% public votes

Record Of The Year

  • 100% judges votes

Public voting on the official Melon Music Awards website begins on 8 November, 12 PM KST (11 AM SGT/PHT) and will close on 22 November, 12 AM KST (11 PM SGT/PHT)


Without further ado, here is the complete list of nominees for the 2021 Melon Music Awards:

Top 10 (Bonsang):

  • BTS

  • NCT Dream

  • IU

  • Baekhyun (EXO)

  • aespa

  • ROSÉ (BLACKPINK)

  • JOY (Red Velvet)

  • OH MY GIRL

  • TAEYEON (SNSD/Girls' Generation)

  • STAYC

  • SHINee

  • TWICE

  • Brave Girls

  • AKMU

  • Yerin Baek

  • ASH ISLAND

  • Heize

  • Lim Young Woong

  • MSG Wannabe (M.O.M)

  • 10cm

  • Lee Seung Gi

  • Lee Mujin

  • Jung Eunji (Apink), Yang Yoseop

  • lIlBoI

  • Hospital Playlist

  • Huh Gak

  • Homies

  • KyoungSeo

  • Miranni, Munchman, Kundi Panda, MUSHVENOM

  • Lee Yejoon

Album of the Year (AOTY):

  • BE (BTS)

  • Hot Sauce (NCT DREAM)

  • LILAC (IU)

  • Dear OHMYGIRL (OH MY GIRL)

  • Don’t Call Me (SHINee)

  • Hello (Red Velvet JOY)

  • Summer Queen (Brave Girls)

  • NEXT EPISODE (AKMU)

  • HAPPEN (HEIZE)

  • tellusboutyourself (Yerin Baek)

Song of the Year (SOTY):

  • Butter (BTS)

  • Celebrity (IU)

  • Next Level (aespa)

  • Dun Dun Dance (OH MY GIRL)

  • On The Ground (BLACKPINK ROSÉ)

  • Traffic Light (Lee Mujin)

  • VVS (Miranni, Munchman, Kundi Panda, MUSHVENOM)

  • HAPPEN (Heize)

  • Shiny Star (2020) (Kyoungseo)

  • I Will Be Your Shining Star (Song I Han)

Rookie of the Year (ROTY):

  • aespa

  • STAYC

  • ENHYPEN

  • Lee Mujin

  • KyoungSeo

  • Jeon Gunho

Best Male Solo:

  • Lee Mujin

  • Lim Young Woong

  • 10cm

  • ASH ISLAND

  • lIlBOI

Best Female Solo:

  • IU

  • TAEYEON

  • ROSÉ

  • Heize

  • KyoungSeo

Best Male Group:

  • BTS

  • NCT DREAM

  • SEVENTEEN

  • SHINee

  • Homies

Best Female Group:

  • OH MY GIRL

  • aespa

  • STAYC

  • TWICE

  • Brave Girls

Netizen Popularity Award:

  • BTS

  • IU

  • aespa

  • OH MY GIRL

  • Red Velvet

  • Yang Yoseop, Jung Eunji

  • TAEYEON

  • ROSÉ

  • Brave Girls

  • (G)I-DLE