The ‘Korean Music Awards’ acknowledges the achievements made by music artists in the past year, and the winners are decided by a panel of judges consisting of music critics, music radio PDs, and other professionals within the industry.
The full list of winners at the 9th ’2012 Korean Music Awards’ include:
▶Album of the Year Award – Jang Kiha and the Faces ▶Song of the Year Award – IU’s “Good Day” ▶Musician of the Year Award – Jang Kiha and the Faces ▶Rookie of the Year Award – ByeByeBadMan ▶Best Modern Rock Song Award – Lee Seung Yeol’s “Not Coming Back” ▶Best Modern Rock Album Award – Lee Seung Yeol’s ‘Why We Fail’ ▶Best Dance/Electronic Song Award – 2NE1′s “I Am The Best” ▶Best Dance/Electronic Album Award – Idiotape’s ’11111101′ ▶Best R&B/Soul Song – Jung Kigo’s “Blind” ▶Best R&B/Soul Album – Boni’s ’1990′ ▶Best Rock Song Award – Jang Kiha and the Faces’ “That Kind of Relationship” ▶Best Rock Album Award – Jang Kiha and the Faces ‘ ‘Jang Kiha and the Faces’ ▶Best Pop Song Award – IU’s “Good Day” ▶Best Pop Album Award – Neon Bunny’s ‘Seoulight’ ▶Best Rap/Hip Hop Song Award – Meta & Wrecks “Yes, Yes, Ya’ll” ▶Best Rap/Hip Hop Album Award – Simo & Mood Schula’s ‘Simo & Mood Schula’ ▶Best Jazz/Cross Over Album Award – BG Salon ▶Best Crossover Album Award – Park Joo Won’s ‘Sad Fiesta’ ▶Best Jazz/Crossover Performance Award – Song Young Joo ▶Best Movie/TV Soundtrack – “Late Autumn”
▶Netizens’ Choice Best Male Artist Award – Verbal Jint ▶Netizens’ Choice Best Female Artist Award – IU ▶Netizens’ Choice Best Group Artist Award – Infinite
▶Achievement Award – Lee Pan Geun ▶Conference Committee Special Award – Working People Documentary – ‘Factory of Dreams’
Source: allkpop 22 Feb:
Although the ‘2012 KMA(Korean Music Awards)‘will be happening one week from today, the results for the Netizens’ Choice awards were released ahead of time.
The awards ceremony will be held on February 29th, recognizing various artists in a variety of categories, a few of which will be determined by netizens’ votes.
Netizens were able to vote for their favorite female and male artist, as well as their favorite group from January 18th through February 17th.
Verbal Jintclinched the #1 spot as the netizens’ choice of male artist with 1,193 votes out of the 5,228 votes cast. Meanwhile, IU was chosen as the top female artist with 2,986 votes out of the 4,527!
As for the netizens’ favorite group, a fierce battle royale between many of the industry’s top stars fought for the title, but in the end, ‘trend idols’ INFINITE came out on top with 9,311 votes out of the 24,424 cast!
For the full list of artists nominated, check out KMA’s page.
Stay tuned for the ceremony on February 29th, and find out who else will be crowned winners!