The first round of voting has begun for the 2017 Melon Music Awards! On October 26, (KST) the 40 nominees were announced for the Top 10. These nominees were chosen based on the number of downloads, and number of streams.
The first round voting will take place between October 26 – November 12, in order to determine the winners of Melon’s Top 10 out of the Top 40 nominees, as well as Top Artist, Top Album, Top Song, Rookie of the Year, and more. The 40 nominees are as follows:
Ailee, Akdong Musician, Apink, BIGBANG, BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTOB, BTS, Chanyeol (EXO), Crush, Ed Sheeran, EXO, G-Dragon (BIGBANG), GFRIEND, Hangzoo, Heize, Highlight, Hyuk Oh, Hwang Chi Yeol, IU, Jung Seung Hwan, Mad Clown, MAMAMOO, Nucksal, Punch, PSY, Red Velvet, SECHSKIES, SEVENTEEN, Soyou, Suran, Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation), 20 Years of Age, TWICE, Wanna One, WINNER, Woo Won Jae, Yoon Jong Shin, Zico (Block B), Zion.T
Category voting will run from November 13 through December 1.Here are the categories:
Best Artist Award, Best Album Award, Best Song Award, Best New Artist Award, Netizen Popularity Award, Hot Trend Award, Best Ballad Award, Best Dance Track Award, Best Rap/Hip Hop Award, Best R&B/Soul Award, Best Indie Award, Best Rock Award, Best Trot Award, Best Folk/Blues Award, Best Pop Award, and Best OST Award.
The Melon Music Awards will be held on December 2 at Gocheok Sky Dome.