The 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards (hereafter 2018 MGA) has outlined the details of each award category!

On September 28, the 2018 MGA organizers introduced more information about the award ceremony’s different categories and revealed, “On October 1, voting will begin for each category through the Genie Music homepage.”

There will be a total of four Daesang (grand prize) at the ceremony: “Artist of the Year,” for artists that received the most love from the public during the year; “Song of the Year,” for tracks that were well-received in 2018; “Best Selling Artist of the Year,” for artists who released the most albums for the year and accumulated great results; and “Digital Album of the Year,” for popular digital albums that received high marks for each track.

Although other award shows present just three Daesang (Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year), the 2018 MGA added the “Best-Selling Artist of the Year” Daesang to reflect the generational trend.

There will also be numerous awards in the top artist categories such as “Male Artist Award,” “Female Artist Award,” “Male Group Award,” “Female Group Award,” “Male Rookie of the Year Award,” “Female Rookie of the Year Award,” and “Discovery of the Year Award.”

The top songs of each genre will be given different awards like the “Dance Award – Male Category,” “Dance Award – Female Category,” “Vocal Award – Male Category,” “Vocal Award – Female Category,” and “Rap/Hip Hop Music Award,” while the special award categories will include the “Genie Music Popularity Award” and “Idol Champ Global Popularity Award.”

The list of candidates to compete for each award category will be released on October 1 when voting begins.

The 2018 MGA will be held on November 6 at Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon.

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