Melon Music Awards 2022 Announces Nominees + Voting Begins


Voting has begun for the Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2022!

On November 4, the Melon Music Awards officially announced the nominees for this year’s award ceremony, which will take place on November 26 at 6 p.m. KST. Only artists who released music between November 8, 2021 and November 3, 2022 were eligible for this year’s awards.

Voting is now open for Melon’s Top 10 awards, which will be awarded to 10 artists based 80 percent on their Melon download and streaming counts for the year and 20 percent based on votes. Votes for the Top 10 awards will also automatically count towards the Artist of the Year award, which will be determined based 60 percent on Melon download and streaming counts, 20 percent on judges’ evaluations, and 20 percent on votes.

Melon has also opened voting for eight additional awards, including Album of the Year and Best Song of the Year, all of which will be determined based on the same 60-20-20 formula with one exception: the Netizen Popularity Award will be determined based 40 percent on Melon download and streaming counts and 60 percent on votes.

Other awards that have not been included in the online voting, such as Record of the Year and Music Video of the Year, will be determined based entirely on judges’ evaluations and Melon performance.

Check out this year’s nominees below!

Artist of the Year and Top 10

Album of the Year

  • (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”

Best Song of the Year

  • BE’O – “Counting Stars” (featuring Beenzino)
  • BIGBANG – “Still Life”
  • (G)I-DLE – “TOMBOY”
  • 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) (produced by Slom)
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – “INVU”

New Artist of the Year

  • Billlie
  • IVE
  • Kep1er
  • NewJeans

Best Group (Male)

  • BTS

Best Group (Female)

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

Best Solo Artist (Male)

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

Best Solo Artist (Female)

  • Choi Ye Na
  • IU
  • Kassy
  • KyoungSeo
  • Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)

Netizen Popularity Award

  • BTS
  • Ha Sung Woon
  • IVE
  • Kim Ho Joong
  • Lim Young Woong
  • NCT 127

Voting will be open until November 18. Melon users with verified accounts and South Korean residents with a Kakao ID can vote on the Melon Music Awards’ official website here.



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