[Special/Awards] 2021 KPOPREVIEWED Awards – Announcement of Winners

Due to the number of categories, I have elected to split this post into four 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), click here or click the first page link at the bottom of this page
  • To view the CHOREOGRAPHIES, VISUALS and PERFORMANCE RELATED categories, click here or click the second page link at the bottom of this page.
  • To view the SONG-RELATED categories, stay on this page and keep on scrolling.
  • To see who took out the BEST SONG OF 2021 category and the END OF YEAR CHARTS, click here or click the fourth page link at the bottom of this page.

CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF NOMINATIONS, WINNERS and KPOPREVIEWD Choice

Best Side-Track Category

Best Side Track

Winner: All Good – ASTRO
(This was not a fan-voted category.)

Best Comeback / Return Categories

Best ‘Return To Industry’ in 2021

Nominees:
| Brave Girls | EXO | HIGHLIGHT | SHINee | Super Junior | 2PM |

Winner: EXO
Honourable Mention: Brave Girls
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Brave Girls


Best Song Resurgence of 2021

Nominees:
| ASAP – STAYC | Rollin’ – Brave Girls | Journey of Atlantis – Laboum | My House – 2PM |

Winner: Rollin’ – Brave Girls
Honourable Mention: My House – 2PM
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Rollin’ – Brave Girls


Best Collaboration Category

Best Collaboration of 2021

Nominees:
| ZERO: ATTITUDE – Soyou & IZ*ONE ft. ph-1 | 0X1 = LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) – TXT ft. Seori |
| Hurt – Baekhyun (EXO) & Seomoon Tak | Why Don’t We – Rain & CHUNG HA |
| My Universe – Coldplay & BTS | NAKKA – AKMU ft. IU |

Winner: NAKKA – AKMU ft. IU
Honourable Mention: Hurt – Baekhyun (EXO) & Seomoon Tak
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Hurt – Baekhyun (EXO) & Seomoon Tak


Best International Song by a Korean Artist Categories

Best International Song by a Korean Artist (Western) of 2021

Nominees:
| Butter – BTS | My Universe – Coldplay & BTS | Dream of You – CHUNG HA & R3HAB |
| LMLY – Jackson Wang | Magic – TXT | Bonnie & Clyde – Yuqi ((G)I-DLE) |

Winner: Bonnie & Clyde – Yuqi ((G)I-DLE)
Honourable Mention: Butter – BTS
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Magic – TXT


Best International Song by a Korean Artist (Japanese) of 2021

Nominees:
| Not Alone – Baekhyun (EXO) | Hula Hoop – LOONA | Not Alone – SEVENTEEN |
| Perfect World – TWICE | Better – TWICE |

Winner: Get You Alone – Baekhyun (EXO)
Honourable Mention: Not Alone – SEVENTEEN
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Perfect World – TWICE


Song Genre Categories

Best Ballad of 2021

Nominees:
| See You Again – Han Seung Woo (VICTON) | IYAH – Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER) |
| Moving On – Kyuhyun (Super Junior) | A Book in Memory – ONEWE |
| Good Night MY LOVE – Soyou | Like Water – Wendy (Red Velvet) |

Winner: Like Water – Wendy (Red Velvet)
Honourable Mention: Moving On – Kyuhyun (Super Junior)
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: A Book in Memory – ONEWE


Best Electronic Song of 2021

Nominees:
| Celebrity – IU | BAD LOVE – Key (SHINee) | No Diggity – ONEUS |
| Atlantis – SHINee | Thunderous – Stray Kids | THRILL RIDE – The Boyz |

Winner: Celebrity – IU
Honourable Mention: Thunderous – Stray Kids
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: THRILL-RIDE – THE BOYZ


Best Pop Song of 2021

Nominees:
| Loved You – BAE173 | Chi Mat Ba Ram – Brave Girls | Warning – Kim Sejeong |
| Hello Future – NCT Dream | Beautiful Beautiful – ONF | UNNATURAL – WJSN |

Winner: Hello Future – NCT DREAM
Honourable Mention: Beautiful Beautiful – ONF
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Beautiful Beautiful – ONF


Best Rock Song of 2021

Nominees:
| Odd Eye – Dream Catcher | HUSH – Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) | Poison – PinkFantasy |
| Hurt – Baekhyun & Seomoon Tak | Rock With You – SEVENTEEN |
| 0X1 = LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) – TXT ft. Seori |

Winner: Hurt – Baekhyun (EXO) & Seomoon Tak
Honourable Mention: Rock With You – SEVENTEEN
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Hurt – Baekhyun (EXO) & Seomoon Tak


Best Rap or Hip-Hop Song of 2021

Nominees:
| 13IVI – BM (KARD) | U MAD – Bobby (iKON) | Take Down – Do Hanse (VICTON) |
| God Damn – I.M (MONSTA X) | What Type of X – JESSI | Scared – P1HARMONY |

Winner: What Type of X – JESSI
Honourable Mention: God Damn – I.M (MONSTA X)
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: Scared – P1HARMONY


Best R&B Song of 2021

Nominees:
| Bambi – Baekhyun (EXO) | When Dawn Comes Again – Colde ft. Baekhyun (EXO) |
| Happening – HEIZE | In The Dark – Jeong Sewoon |
| I’m Cold – Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) | Bittersweet – Mingyu & Wonwoo (SVT) ft. Lee Hi |

Winner: Bambi – Baekhyun (EXO)
Honourable Mention: Bittersweet – Mingyu & Wonwoo (SVT) ft. Lee Hi
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: I’m Cold – Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite)


Best Album Category

Best Album of 2021

Nominees:
| ZERO: FEVER Part 2 (6th Mini Album) – ATEEZ |
| Dystopia: Road to Utopia (6th Mini Album) – Dream Catcher |
| YES (5th Mini Album) – Golden Child |
| Breath of Love: Last Piece (5th Studio Album) – GOT7 |
| BAD LOVE (1st Mini Album) – Key (SHINee) |
| Won’t Forget You (1st Single Album) – Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) |

Winner: BAD LOVE (1st Mini Album) – Key (SHINee)
Honourable Mention: Breath of Love: Last Piece (5th Studio Album) – GOT7
KPOPREVIEWED Choice: BAD LOVE (1st Mini Album) – Key (SHINee)

Page 1 – Artist Related Categories
Page 2 – Choreographies, Visuals, Performances & Blog Related Categories
Page 3 – Song Related Categories
Page 4 – Best Song of 2021 + End of Year Charts

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