2019 M2 X Genie Music Awards Announces Nominees + Voting Begins

On June 20, the nominees were announced for the 2019 M2 X Genie Music Awards (hereafter 2019 MGMA).

In order to be eligible, the music must have been released between July 1, 2018 and June 19, 2019. The nominations were chosen based on Genie Music’s chart data, video view counts, and social media buzz during this time period.

The criteria for the final winners are as follows:


The Top Artist – 20% votes, 20% Genie Music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 30% social media, 10% Twitter hashtag votes

The Top Music – 100% Genie Music digital song scores

The Best Selling Artist – 100% Genie Music digital song scores

M2 The Top Video – 100% M2 content scores

Popularity Awards

Genie Music Popularity Award – 100% votes on Genie Music

Global Popularity Award – 100% votes on Mwave

Music Category Awards

The Male Group, The Female Group, The Male Solo Artist, The Female Solo Artist, The Male New Artist, The Female New Artist, The Performing Artist Male, The Performing Artist Female, The Vocal Artist, The Band – 30% votes, 30% Genie music digital song scores, 20% judge panel, 20% social media

Voting for the category awards is open on the Genie Music website from June 20 through July 31. Voting for The Top Artist, the Genie Music Popularity Award, and the Global Popularity Award will be available from July 4 through July 31. Only verified Genie Music members can vote, with regular members allowed one vote per category per day and paid members allowed three votes per category per day.

The nominees are as follows:

The Male Group

The Female Group

The Male Solo Artist

The Female Solo Artist

The Male New Artist

The Female New Artist

The Performing Artist (Male)

The Performing Artist (Female)

  • Chungha
  • (G)I-DLE
  • IZ*ONE
  • Oh My Girl
  • Red Velvet
  • Sunmi
  • WJSN

The Vocal Artist

  • BEN
  • BOL4
  • Chen (EXO)
  • Davichi
  • Im Chang Jung
  • Jang Bum Joon
  • Kassy
  • Paul Kim
  • VIBE

The Band

  • Buzz
  • DAY6
  • Jannabi
  • Kiha & the Faces
  • NeighBro.
  • Nell
  • N.Flying
  • The Black Skirts

A partnership between Mnet’s M2 and Genie Music, 2019 MGMA will take place on August 1 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul.

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