Sorry for the slight delay. There was a lot of mistakes in my images that I needed to redo.
Welcome all, to the announcement of the KPOPREVIEWED Choice post for the 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Awards. In this post, I will be presenting to you who I personally think should be the winners in each category of the 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Awards. The KPOPREVIEWED Choices below are selected from the nominations that I had posted last week. Please note that the KPOPREVIEWED Choices are irrespective of the reviews that I have posted throughout the year – simply because my thoughts on artists and songs can change throughout the year.
But remember, these are not the final winners! You get to decide that in a fan vote! That will begin mid-November, so keep your eye out for the public voting post/link which I will publish in Mid-November.
As mentioned in the previous posts about the awards, the 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Award is part of the 2021 Critics Award Circuit. Announcement of nominations was made by The 555 Review, 108 Ent and deforestedmusic (including Seoul Music Critics Nominations and the 2021 Online KPOP Music Critics Awards) last week for their respective award ceremonies, with more coming your way this week.
The post is very image-heavy, so if you prefer, a reader-friendly version on Google Sheets is included so that you can see who/what the KPOPREVIEWED Choice for the 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Awards is. Click on the link below.
READER-FRIENDLY VERSION OF NOMINATIONS LIST (Now showing the KPOPREVEWED Choices)
Also, due to the number of categories, I have elected to split this post into three pages.
- To view the ARTIST-RELATED categories (including Best Male and Female Soloists, and Best Male and Female Group, collectively the Artists of the Year categories), stay on this page and keep on scrolling.
- To view the CHOREOGRAPHIES, VISUALS and PERFORMANCE RELATED categories, click here or click to the second page at the bottom of this post.
- To view the SONG-RELATED categories, click here or click to the third page at the bottom of this post.
So without further ado, I present to you the KPOPREVIEWED Choices for the 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Awards.
Best New Artists Award Categories
Nominees for Best New Female Group of 2021
| HOT ISSUE | LIGHTSUM | MAJORS | PIXY | PURPLE KISS | TRI.BE |
Nominees for Best New Male Group of 2021
| Ciipher | ENHYPEN | EPEX | JUST B | KINGDOM | MIRAE
Nominees for Best New Female Soloist of 2021
| Joy (Red Velvet) | Kwon Eun Bi | Lisa (BLACKPINK) |
| Rosé (BLACKPINK) | Wendy (Red Velvet) | Yuqi ((G)I-DLE) |
Nominees for Best New Male Soloist of 2021
| D.O (EXO) | HOSHI (SEVENTEEN) | Kai (EXO) |
| Kim Woojin | Youngjae (GOT7) | YOUNG K (DAY6) |
Best Delivery Award Categories
Nominees for Best Vocals of 2021
| BTOB for Show & Prove | Baekhyun (EXO) for Hurt | IU for My Sea |
| Jongho (for Kingdom Legendary War Performances) | Mamamoo for Where Are We At |
| Pentagon for Lovesick Boys (Lovesick Girls Cover) |
Nominees for Best Rapper of 2021
| Bobby (iKON) for U MAD | Changbin (Stray Kids) for DDU-DU DDU-DU cover |
| CL for Spicy | Do Hanse (VICTON) for Take Over |
| I.M (MONSTA X) for God Damn | JESSI for What Type of X |
Best Speciality Award Categories
Nominees for Best Band of 2021
| DAY6 | IZ | LUCY | N.Flying | ONEWE | W24 |
Nominees for Best CO-ED Group of 2021
| 777 | AKMU | CHECKMATE | HyunA & DAWN | K-TIGERS ZERO |
Nominees for Best Subunit / Unit 2021
| BDC | Even of Day | NCT 127 | NCT DREAM | WayV | WJSN The Black |
Rising Star and Most Underrated Artist Categories
Nominees for Rising Star of 2021
| aespa | Brave Girls | ENHYPEN | ONF | STAYC | WOODZ |
Nominees for Most Underrated Artist of 2021
| A.C.E | BDC | Dream Catcher | fromis_9 | Kim Sejeong | ONEUS |
Best Artists of the Year Categories
Nominees for Best Female Soloist of 2021
| CHUNG HA | HyunA | IU | Jeon Somi | JESSI | Kim Sejeong | Sunmi |
Nominees for Best Male Soloist of 2021
| Baekhyun (EXO) | Ha Sung Woon | Kang Daniel | Kim Jae Hwan | Taemin (SHINee) | Wonho | WOODZ |
Nominees for Best Female Group of 2021
| aespa | Brave Girls | Dream Catcher | (G)I-DLE | ITZY | OH MY GIRL | STAYC |
Nominees for Best Male Group of 2021
| Golden Child | ONEUS | ONF | SEVENTEEN | Stray Kids | THE BOYZ | TXT |
PaPage 1 – Artist Related Categories
Page 2 – Choreographies, Visuals, Performances Related Categories
Page 3 – Song Related Categories