On October 30, Melon announced the 40 nominees that are in the running for this year’s Top 10.
Only artists who released music between December 1, 2018 and November 13, 2019 were eligible. The nominees include 29 artists chosen by weekly Melon Popularity Award results (selected by Melon weekly charts and votes) along with 11 artists who were additionally chosen by their Melon download and streaming counts.
The final Top 10 will be determined 80 percent based on Melon download and streaming counts and 20 percent based on votes.
Top 10 voting is open from October 30 through November 13 for Melon users with verified accounts.
Check out the 40 nominees below:
Hwang In Wook
Jang Bum Joon
Jang Hye Jin
Kim Na Young
M.C the MAX
Song Ha Ye
Yoon Min Soo
MMA 2019 will be held on November 30 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
Stay tuned for the nominees of the category awards, which will open voting on November 14!
source: @soompi, soompi, melon
I'm surprised Red Velvet didn't make it into nominations! A lot of ballads, OSTs and foreign singers this year! These are only the nominees for TOP 10, category award nominations will be announced later.