The 31st Hanteo Music Awards Announce Their Nominees

Published January 4, 2024

The stage is set for the 31st Hanteo Music Awards, as the K-pop industry anticipates one of its most celebrated events. A myriad of K-pop groups and artists have been nominated across various categories, with heavyweight names and promising newcomers alike vying for the prestigious awards.

Artist of the Year Nominees

With a staggering 50 acts in contention, the 'Artist of the Year' award is one of the most competitive categories. Prominent girl groups such as NewJeans, (G)I-DLE, and aespa have made the list alongside popular boy bands like SEVENTEEN, SHINee, and ENHYPEN. This award's winners will be determined by the Hanteo Global score accounting for half of the decision, while global voting and a judging panel contribute 20% and 30% respectively.

Rising Stars: Rookie of the Year Nominees

Fresh on the scene, 10 boy bands including BOYNEXTDOOR and RIIZE, as well as 'Boys Planet' victors ZEROBASEONE, are eyeing the 'Rookie of the Year (Male)' title. Meanwhile, the 'Rookie of the Year (Female)' category features promising girl groups like KISS OF LIFE and tripleS, as well as unique ensembles such as Loossemble and ODD EYE CIRCLE, which include members from the group LOONA.

How to Support Your Favorite Nominees

Fans can directly influence the outcome of this year's Hanteo Music Awards by participating in the voting process. Voting is open through the Whosfan mobile app and will continue until January 17 at 6 pm KST.

Comprehensive List of Nominees

A complete list of nominees for the 31st Hanteo Music Awards covers an array of categories, from the main 'Artist of the Year' to 'Rookie of the Year', 'Emerging Artist Award', and several 'Special Awards' for genres such as Trot, Band, Ballad, Hip-Hop, and even a 'Virtual Artist' category for digital performers.

Whether you're rooting for the seasoned groups or eager to support the new talent, the 31st Hanteo Music Awards promises to be a celebration of the diversity and dynamism within the K-pop realm.

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