[INFO] BLACKPINK on 2017 YEAR-END AWARDS {Nominations, Criteria Breakdown & Tutorials to Vote}

Yes. It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season of awards shows and year end festivals! This 2017, BLACKPINK presented us ‘As If It’s Your Last’ which broke numerous records and achieved relative digital success. Also, ‘Playing with Fire’, another still-charting BLACKPINK song released in November of 2016, may still be eligible in some awards show. With these, we believe the girls will at least get nominations and attend some of these events. And so, we prepared this post to provide information you need to know about these shows as well as the categories BLACKPINK is nominated for and its respective criteria breakdown. Tutorials on how to vote for our girls and help them win those trophies are also compiled into this post. (Click the index links directly below this paragraph to jump immediately to the awards show you are looking for.)

I.  2017 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

II.  2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)

III.  2017 MelOn Music Awards (MMA)

IV. 32nd Golden Disc Awards (GDA)

V.  27th Seoul Music Awards (SMA)

VI. 7th Gaon Chart KPOP Awards

2017 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

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ABOUT

  • WHEN: November 15, 2017
  • WHERE: Jamsil Sports Complex Indoor Gymnasium
  • MORE INFO: Site

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NOMINATIONS

*We’ll update this part once official list is out*

ONLINE VOTING INFO & TUTORIAL

aaa_iconDownload the AAA voting application

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Download Samsung Pay App

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Run Samsung Pay (Mini) > Shopping > Vote Banner Voting Period

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Pre-voting ended last October 10th with BLACKPINK entering the Top 50 list, placing at #8

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Currently, ‘Primary Voting’, which begun last October 12th, is still ongoing. It will select the Top 10 ‘Singers’ (as well as ‘Actors’ & ‘Actresses’) thru AAA Voting App + Samsung Pay App until the last minute of October 26th KST (or October 27 0/12AM KST). Once Top 10 will be selected from ‘Primary Voting’, ‘Second Voting’ will commence on October 27th, 12PM KST until November 13th, 24:00 (or November 14th 0/12AM KST) to pick the winner.

171011 BLACKPINK VOTE TOP 10 GUIDE

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The results of the voting will be posted and updated in every minute on the official homepage (Pre-voting | Primary | Secondary) by adding the votes of the Samsung Pay app and the AAA voting app.


2017 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA)

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ABOUT

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as MAMA) is one of the major K-pop music awarding ceremonies held annually by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, involving the participation of some of the most well-known actors and celebrities, not only in South Korea, but also in other countries such as China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, Canada and United States as well. Source

  • Date & Location:
    • November 25, 2017 at Hoa Binh Theater in Vietnam
    • November 29, 2017 at Yokohama Arena in Japan
    • December 1, 2017 at Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong, China
  • MORE INFO: Site

NOMINATIONS

Best Female Group

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  • 30% Online Voting
  • 30% MAMA Expert Judges (Domestic+Foreign)
  • 30% Music Sales (Digital)
  • 10% Record Sales (Physical)
    Source of Sales: gaon

Artist of the Year

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  • 30% Online Voting
  • 30% MAMA Expert Judges (Domestic+Foreign)
  • 30% Music Sales (Digital)
  • 10% Record Sales (Physical)
    Source of Sales: gaon

ONLINE VOTING INFO & TUTORIAL

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2017 MelOn Music Awards (MMA)

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ABOUT

The Melon Music Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea and organized by LOEN Entertainment through its online music store, Melon. It is known for only calculating digital sales and online votes to judge winners. This year, 2017, MMA has once again teamed up with Kakao. Source

  • WHEN: December 2, 2017, 7PM KST
  • WHERE: Gocheok Sky Dome
  • MORE INFO: Site

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NOMINATIONS

Best Song (Daesang or Main Award)

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Screencap of ranking and voting counts as of November 13, 2017, 5PM KST

Best Song Award Criteria:
60% Digital Score (period of eligibility is from November 20, 2016~)
20% Judges Score
20% Voting (Only with Korean phone number/iPin are allowed to vote on MelOn app/site)

Dance (Music Style Award)

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Screencap of ranking and voting count as of November 13, 2017, 5PM KST

Music Style – Dance Award Criteria:
40% Digital Score (period of eligibility is from November 20, 2016~)
30% Judges Score
30% Voting (Only with Korean phone number/iPin are allowed to vote on MelOn app/site)

TOP 10 Artists (Bonsang): Unfortunately, prevoting for this category has ended without BLACKPINK entering the Top 10.

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Top 10 are determined based on the following criteria:

  • 80% Digital Sales
    Digital sales includes the download and streaming count of all the artist’s songs/singles within the period of eligibility (from November 20, 2016~). In BLACKPINK’s case, ‘As If It’s Your Last’ is counted for this category. To download/stream on MelOn via iOS devices, check this post.
  • 20% Votes via MelOn App/Site
    Unfortunately, international fans can’t participate in the voting process unless you have a MelOn account verified by a Korean phone number or iPin. To create a MelOn account, check this post. To vote, go to this page.

ONLINE VOTING INFO

2017MMA VOTING

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Screencap of ranking and voting count as of October 26, 2017, 2:40PM KST

Round 1 of voting for Top 10 (Bonsang) will start on October 26th until November 12, 2017 while Round 2 for other categories is on November 13 until December 1, 2017.

Again, note that only Korean users or those with Korean phone number/iPin are eligible to vote for MelOn Music Awards, thus, we can only rely on K-BLINKs on this. To create a MelOn account, check this post. To vote, go to this page.


32nd Golden Disc Awards (GDA)

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ABOUT

The Golden Disk Awards is an awards show founded in 1986 that is presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea. Source

“Golden Disc Awards is the most prestigious award ceremony, presented annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of K-POP industry. It significantly contributes to the growth of Korean music industry, by fostering creative environment and encouraging new talents. Unlike any other awards, Golden Disc Award winners are determined by both album and digital streaming sales, which precisely reflects the annual K-POP music industry. This provides an equal chance for both talented major and underground artists,
thus marking the award in the highest authority.” Source

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  • WHEN:
    (Day 1: Digital Category) January 10, 2018 (Wed), 5PM KST
    (Day 2: Album Category) January 11, 2018 (Thurs), 5PM KST
  • WHERE: Korean International Exhibition & Convention Center (KINTEX)
  • HOST : JTBC PLUS, IlganSports
  • TV BROADCAST: JTBC, JTBC2
  • SPONSOR: genie
  • MORE INFO: Site

CRITERIA

  • Applies to albums/digital Songs released between Dec.1.2016 – Nov.30.2017
  • Sales record count until the end of December 2017.
  • Album division applies to 6 or more new songs in an album excluding intro, outro, instrumental tracks or different version of the same song
  • Special awards and Rookie Artist of the Year applies to all digital singles, mini albums with 6 or less songs and albums
  • If one artist has released more than one album or song, the one with the most highest sales record will be considered
  • OSTs and project songs made in TV programs are not considered as nominees

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS

Digital Song/Album of the Year and Division Winners

  • Sales (80%) + Expert Evaluation (20%)
  • Expert evaluation has been added to assess overall musical success, and social and cultural impact along with total sales volume
  • The evaluation committee judges nominee selections, fairness of criteria, relevance of categories, suitability of standards and more
  • An evaluation group composed of 30 industry officials, K-Pop reporters, music program producers, pop culture critics, major distribution officials, and Golden Disc Awards evaluation committee judges nominees based on sales

Special Awards

  • A different selection criteria applies for those who have excelled in leading the trend of any genre of the music industry

Popular Vote Award (Korea/Global)

  • 100% of vote counts in each Korea and Global fan votes

NOMINATIONS

  • Digital: Song of the Year

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POPULARITY AWARD VOTING INFO

Download the GDA voting application

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27th Seoul Music Awards (SMA)

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ABOUT

The Seoul Music Awards (also known as High1 Seoul Music Awards due to sponsorship rights) is an awards show founded in 1990 that is presented annually by Sports Seoul for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea. Source

“With outstanding tradition and reputation, the Seoul Music Awards is also called the ‘Grammy Awards in Korea’, and it has grown into a well-known awards that many overseas fans, as well as Korean fans want to join.” Source

  • WHEN: January 25, 2018, 7PM KST | Red Carpet at 5~6PM KST
  • WHERE: Gocheok Sky Dome
  • MORE INFO: Site
  • TV BROADCAST: KBS drama, KBS W, KBS JOY

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NOMINATIONS

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  • Bonsang/Main Award

  • Popularity Award

  • Hallyu Special (K-Wave Popularity) Award

ONLINE VOTING INFO

The popularity vote will be reflected in the ratio of 30% for each Main prize / Rookie of the year 100% for popularity in Korea, and 100% for popularity overseas.

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Download the SMA voting application

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Bonsang/Main Award Voting Page: Click HERE
Popularity Award Voting Page: Click HERE
Hallyu Special (K-Wave Popularity) Award Voting Page: Click HERE

Voting Period: From 11th Dec, 2017 12:00 to 22nd Jan, 2018 24:00 (KST)
How to vote: Up to 10 times a day for each category during the period.
Total: All votes collected in domestic and overseas will be added up.

*We’ll update this part once more information comes out. As of this writing, the app links haven’t been revealed yet.*


7th Gaon Chart KPOP Awards

ABOUT

The Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea by the national music record chart Gaon Chart. The awards focus more on songs and albums rather than musicians. Award finalists are based on the previous year’s Gaon year-end chart performance according to data for sales of songs and albums. Source

*We’ll update this part once more information comes out.*

COMPILATION & TUTORIALS BY Jaybee at YGDreamers unless otherwise stated
PLEASE TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS.

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