18th Korean Music Awards Nominations: BTS nominated for 3 Daesangs; EXO’s Baekhyun & IU receive nods too

The 18th Korean Music Awards nominations have been announced and BTS has bagged five nominations. This includes three Daesangs. Here's the nomination list.
18th Korean Music Awards Nominations: BTS nominated for 3 Daesangs; EXO’s Baekhyun & IU receive nods too
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The 18th Korean Music Awards nominations were announced today and it comes as no surprise that BTS has been nominated in all the three Daesang categories. The septet has received a nod for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. BTS is competing against Baek Yerin, Sunwoo JungA, LEENALCHI, Jeongmilla and Jo Dongik for Album of the Year. Baek Yerin, Sunwoo JungA and LEENALCHI have been nominated for Song of the Year and Artist of the Year as well. 

Apart from that, BTS has also bagged nominations for Best Pop Song and Best Pop Album. Other nominees include EXO member Baekhyun, who has been nominated for Best Pop Album, and IU who has been nominated for Eight. Check out the complete nomination list below: 

Album of the Year

BTS – “Map of the Soul: 7”

Baek Yerin – “Every letter I sent you.”

Sunwoo JungA – “Serenade”

LEENALCHI – “SUGUNGGA”

Jeongmilla – “CheongPa Sonata”

Jo Dongik – “Blue Pillow”

Song of the Year

BTS – “Dynamite”

Baek Yerin – “Square (2017)”

Sunwoo JungA – “Run With Me”

LEENALCHI – “Tiger is Coming”

Zico – “Any Song”

Artist of the Year

BTS

Baek Yerin

Sunwoo JungA

LEENALCHI

Jeongmilla

Rookie of the Year

Meaningful Stone

DUOXINI

DeVita

Seo Bo-Kyung

Squash Vines

Best Pop Album

The BLANK Shop – “Tailor”

BTS – “Map of the Soul: 7”

Baek Yerin – “Every letter I sent you.”

EXO’s Baekhyun – “Delight”

Yukika – “SOUL LADY”

Best Pop Song

BTS – “Dynamite”

Baek Yerin – “Square (2017)”

IU – “eight”

Oh My Girl – “Dolphin”

Yukika – “SOUL LADY”

Zico – “Any Song”

Best Rock Album

ABTB – “Daydream”

BADLAMB – “Frightful Waves”

Squash Vines – “New World”

Organic Beer – “Trans-Continental Railway”

JuliaDream – “Life and Death”

Best Rock Song

ABTB – “Daydream (feat. YoonChul Shin)”

BADLAMB – “Frightful Waves”

H a lot – “We are”

JuliaDream – “El nuevo mundo”

cotoba – “reyn”

Best Modern Rock Album

Gong Joong Geu Neul – “Love Song”

SE SO NEON – “Nonadaptation”

Shin Hae Gyeong – “In Dreams, In Dreams”

Jo Dongik – “Blue Pillow”

Hyukoh – “through love”

Best Modern Rock Song

Gong Joong Geu Neul – “Season”

Meaningful Stone – “Bweep Bwoop-Bweep Bwoop”

SE SO NEON – “NAN CHUN”

Shin Hae Gyeong – “Colors of You”

LEENALCHI – “Tiger is Coming”

Hyukoh – “New Born”

Best Metal and Hardcore Album

Remnants Of The Fallen – “All The Wounded And Broken”

Loss of infection – “Dark dimension”

Messgram – “Cheers For The Failures”

METHKAMEL – “20th Century”

COMBATIVE POST – “Whiteout”

Best Dance and Electronic Album

Lofibaby – “Art Museum”

Mogwaa – “Open Mind”

swimrabbit – “POND”

UZA & SHANE – “Classy”

Two Tone Shape – “Fantastic Machines”

Best Dance and Electronic Song

Mogwaa – “Reflex”

Aseul – “Bye Bye Summer”

IDIOTAPE – “Too Old to Die Young”

Jang Myung Sun – “Remiel”

Two Tone Shape – “The Prophet”

Best Rap and Hip Hop Album

Nucksal – “1Q87”

Deepflow – “FOUNDER”

B-Free – “FREE THE BEAST”

BILL STAX – “DETOX”

Khundi Panda – “GAROSAWK”

Best Rap and Hip Hop Song

Nucksal – “AKIRA”

MUSHVENOM – “Nice Head”

BILL STAX – “Lonely Stoner”

Swervy – “Mama Lisa”

Khundi Panda – “Nevercomanie”

Best R&B and Soul Album

Cadejo – “FREEBODY”

Samuel Seo – “UNITY II”

Sunwoo JungA – “Serenade”

A.TRAIN – “PAINGREEN”

Chudahye Chagis – “Underneath the Dangsan Tree Tonight”

Best R&B and Soul Song

DAMYE – “I’m not your son”

DeVita – “EVITA!”

Sunwoo JungA – “Run With Me”

A.TRAIN – “HURT”

Chudahye Chagis – “Ritual Dance”

Best Folk Album

Kim Sawol – “Heaven”

Kim Jae Hyung – “Flex”

Bae Young Gyoung – “Travel Record”

Jeongmilla – “CheongPa Sonata”

Jo Donghee – “Sadness is the shadow of beauty”

Best Folk Song

Kim Sawol – “Key”

Kim Jae Hyung – “Failure Story”

Kim Chang Wan – “Old Man’s Bench”

Jeongmilla – “The Square”

Jeongmilla – “Departing from Seoul Station”

Best Jazz Album

Sukyung Kim – “Lilac Hill”

MALO – “Song Changsik Song Book”

Seo Bo-Kyung – “INNER MOVIE”

Soojin Suh – “Colorist”

Jung Sumin – “Sense of Agony”

Cho Yoonseung & Kim Sungwon – “Stellive Vol.5 – Blues in the Night”

Best Crossover Album

Gonia – “A Tension”

Gray By Silver – “Eternal Gray”

GaYoung Bae – “Sepia Painting”

LEENALCHI – “SUGUNGGA”

Ji Park – “VRI String Quartet ‘Save The Planet”

Best Jazz and Crossover Performance

KoHeean Trio – “Live at Jazz First”

Soojin Suh – “Colorist”

Sunjae Lee & Eunyoung Kim & Dayeon Seok – “Pulse Theory”

Jehee – “On The Wind”

Charlie Jung – “Sein’s Blues”

Winner of Special Achievement Award: Deulgukhwa

18th Korean Music Awards winners will be announced on February 28. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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