2024 Korean Music Awards Winners: NewJeans bags most nods, AKMU, KISS OF LIFE follow; full list inside

The 2024 Korean Music Awards celebrated outstanding achievements in the Korean music industry, recognizing diverse talents across genres. Let's delve into the winners, showcasing the richness and diversity of Korea's music scene.

Published on Feb 29, 2024  |  09:04 PM IST |  128.4K
NewJeans; Image Courtesy: ADOR
NewJeans; Image Courtesy: ADOR
Key Highlight
  • The 2024 Korean Music Awards unfolded on February 29
  • NewJeans, AKMU, KISS OF LIFE and more claimed the trophies this year

Celebrating the diverse talent within the Korean music industry, the 2024 Korean Music Awards unveiled its winners on February 29. This year's event, the 21st edition, showcased outstanding contributions to music through an online streaming format. From NewJeans, KISS OF LIFE to Beenzino, the ceremony highlighted remarkable achievements across different music genres.

2024 Korean Music Awards

The 2024 Korean Music Awards, held on Thursday, February 29, celebrated outstanding achievements in the Korean music industry over the past year. Established in 2004, the awards recognize talents across various genres, spanning mainstream and underground artists, producers, label CEOs, and industry professionals.

The 21st edition of the awards was a virtual event, streamed online at 8 PM KST through The Prizm Entertainment's official website. The selection process involved recommendations, discussions, and evaluations by a committee comprising academics, producers, judges, and influential figures in the Korean music scene.

Notable winners of the 2024 Korean Music Awards included KISS OF LIFE, Beenzino, NewJeans, and more. The event, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Content Agency, highlighted the diversity and excellence present in the Korean music landscape.


The nominee list featured prominent names such as BTSJungkook, TXT, Kid Milli, and Wave To Earth, representing various genres like rap, hip-hop, jazz, and pop. The winners, selected through a meticulous evaluation process, received acclaim for their noteworthy contributions to the dynamic and vibrant Korean music industry.

Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2024 Korean Music Awards

Album of the Year 

Beenzino - NOWITZKI


Song of the Year

NewJeans - Ditto


Musician of the Year

Silica Gel


Rookie of the Year


Best Pop Album

Lee Jin-ah - Hearts of the City


Best Pop Song

AKMU - Love Lee


Best K-Pop Album

NewJeans - Get Up


Best K-Pop Song

NewJeans - Ditto


Best Electronic Song



Best Electronic Album

Yetsuby - My Star My Planet My Earth


Best R&B & Soul Song

youra - (Motif)


Best R&B & Soul Album

jerd - BOMM


Best Rap & Hip-hop Song

E SENS – What The Hell


Best Rap & Hip-hop Album

Beenzino - NOWITZKI


Best Rock Song

Seoul Electric Band - Ghost Writers


Best Rock Album

OVerdrive Philosophy - 64 see me


Best Modern Rock Song

Silica Gel - Tik Tak Tok (Feat. So!YoON!)


Best Modern Rock Album

Silica Gel - Machine Boy


Best Metal & Hardcore Album




Best Folk Song

Yeoyu and Seolbin - Like the Stars in the Night Sky


Best Folk Album

Yeoyu and Seolbin - COMEDY


Best Jazz Vocal Album

YUJIN KIM - Extraordinary


Best Jazz Performance Album

Soojung Lee - Four Seasons


Special Merit Award

Kang Tae Hwan


Committee Special Award 

Hakchon Theatre

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