12:42 pm - 07/24/2019

2019 VMA's nominees, including new category: Best K-Pop

The 2019 VMA's nominations have been announced and there's a brand new Best K-Pop category.

Some say it's a great opportunity to give exposure to kpop by having its own category, most say it separates kpop groups (mainly BTS) so they don't compete with western bands and actually win. Additional to Best Kpop, BTS' Boy With Luv is nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction and Best Choreography.

VMA's will air next Monday (lol), August 26.

Omona, what do you think? Will any of them show up? Why is TXT there and not Twice? Who still cares about the VMAs?

Source: Variety, Pop Crave Twitter
xoxkenzxox 24th-Jul-2019 07:28 pm (UTC)
I wonder how much they had to pay to get a nomination. And echoing everyone else, 1 girl group? Really?

It would make more sense to have a Boy Kpop and Girl Kpop categories. but I guess we get what we can get?
vintage_boom 24th-Jul-2019 08:14 pm (UTC)
most of these groups are all signed to US labels. There aren't any other GGs singed to a US label other than BP if I remember correctly. Exo/SM has ties to disney who own MTV so that's how that happened.
dior_chic 24th-Jul-2019 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yep. I think that’s the biggest deciding factor - they don’t care about kpop groups not working with US labels
vintage_boom 24th-Jul-2019 09:39 pm (UTC)
precisely! the VMAs are generally major label influenced/bought and at this point its "who can we get to show up/bring in as much online noise with as possible"

personally I hope MX get it and show up in their full leather daddy looks

Edited at 2019-07-24 09:39 pm (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 24th-Jul-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
Lmao I NEED MX to show up and steal attention from the other groups by looking like expensive gigolos tbh
vintage_boom 24th-Jul-2019 09:57 pm (UTC)
its what we deserve. I want wonho in something like that rose mcgowan VMA dress moment
lil_poisonfrog 24th-Jul-2019 10:01 pm (UTC)
AHHHHHH I'm dying just thinking about it
xoxkenzxox 24th-Jul-2019 08:59 pm (UTC)
ah. connections. makes sense. They should specify that this is kpop in the US. not kpop, THE WHOLE DANG GENRE OF KOREAN POP.

I was trying to think if all of the ones included promoted at some point in the US (outside of fan concerts). Like Blackpink doing Coachella and BTS being freaking everywhere.

did not know EXO/SM has ties with Disney. Is there ANYTHING Disney doesn't have a hand in?
vintage_boom 24th-Jul-2019 09:20 pm (UTC)
technically everyone on the list minus exo have released tracks for US radio/audiences specifically (that's why cat & dog is nominated

exo feels like a "lets not invoke the wrath/use exo-l's for social media hits" but maybe SM's planning on pushing exo-sc in the us? idk
falling_cookie 26th-Jul-2019 06:19 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything but Disney does not own MTV, Viacom does. Viacom and Disney are competitors
vintage_boom 26th-Jul-2019 06:24 pm (UTC)
thank you for pointing that out! thought they had been acquired!
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