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MBC PLUS and Genie Music jointly held the K-POP Awards ‘2018 MGA (MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards)’ category nominees were all unveiled.

 

The online voting for the ‘2018 MGA’ competition was launched on the 1st Genie Music homepage, from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, a list of candidates for each category was released, focusing on the charts of the Genie Music.
 

The 2018 MGA aims to attract more attention by merging the awards platform of broadcasting and musical companies. Awards will be given to singers of different genres as well as actors and actresses.
 


 

There will be four grand prizes to be awarded at the ceremony: Artist of the Year for artists that received the most love from the public; Song of the Year for tracks well-received in 2018; Best Selling Artist of the Year for artists who released the most albums for the year and accumulated great results; and the Digital Album of the Year for popular digital albums that received high marks for each track.
 

Although most awards shows only present Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, the 2018 MGA is adding the Best-Selling Artist of the Year to reflect the generational trend.
 

The criteria for the final winners are as follows:
 

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Artist of the Year – 30% votes, 30% Genie Music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media
Song of the Year – 20% votes, 40% Genie Music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media
Best Selling Artist of the Year – 10% votes, 50% Genie Music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media
Digital Album of the Year – 10% votes, 50% Genie Music digital album scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media

 

Special Award
 

Genie Music Popularity Award – 100% votes
 

Artist Category Awards
 

Male Artist Award, Female Artist Award, Male Group Award, Female Group Award, Male Rookie Award, Female Rookie Award, Discovery of the Year – 30% votes, 30% Genie ㅡusic digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media
 

Song Genre Awards
 

Dance Track (Male), Dance Track (Female), Vocal Track (Male), Vocal Track (Female), Rap/Hip Hop Music Award, Band Music Award, OST Award – 20% votes, 40% Genie Music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media

 

You can find out the nominees of every category listed above this October 1 through Genie Music’s official website, where fan voting also kicks off on the same day. The ‘2018 MGM’ takes place on November 6 at the Incheon Namdong Gymnasium.

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