“Circle Chat Music Awards” released the artist and presenter lineups for the upcoming award ceremony
Fans are hyped about the stellar and diverse lineups for the award show.
Korea’s leading pop music chart Gaon Chart officially launched a global K-pop chart that collects K-pop-related data around the world in partnership with global platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube in July and rebranded it as “Circle Chat.” In a similar fashion, the “Gaon Chart Music Awards” has also been transformed into the “”Circle Chart Music Awards,” an award ceremony that can draw attention from K-pop fans around the world. The award show will be broadcast live exclusively in Korea on STATV and SPOTV2 at 6 p.m. on February 18th. It is set to take place at the KSPO DOME in Olympic Park.
NCT’s Doyoung and (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon will be co-hosts for the “Circle Chart Music Awards.” Doyoung has accumulated experience as an award show MC for the last two consecutive years. He has also been active in dramas and entertainment shows. On the other hand, Miyeon has had a successful year as a solo artist and has proved her MC talent with smooth hosting skills in music programs. Expectations are high for the chemistry between the two hosts at the awards ceremony.
Many highly anticipated 4th generation idols will also make their appearances. For the female artist line-up, attention is paid to what award aespa will win this year after their 2020 “Rookie of the Year” and the 2021 “World Rookie of the Year.” In addition, global K-pop fans are paying keen attention to the performances by StayC, the winner of the “Discovery of the Year – Hot Trend” Award at the “Gaon Chart Music Awards” last year. Attention is also directed to YENA, Kep1er and NMIXX who debuted in 2022.
SEVENTEEN‘s special unit BooSeokSoon (BSS) (SEVENTEEN Seungkwan, DK and Hoshi), who made their comeback on February 6th, was also listed in the male artist lineup. Seventeen has been selected as an award winner seven times in total and has performed splendidly every time. In addition, TXT and ENHYPEN will perform at the award show after receiving “Rookie of the Year” and “World Rookie of the Year” respectively from this award event. BE’O will also perform to the audience after gaining recognition on “Show Me The Money 10” along with the newly debuted group Tempest.
The award presenter lineup is also gathering attention on its own. “Taxi Driver 2” Lee Je Hoon, “The Glory” Jung Ji So, Park Sung Hoon and Cha Joo Young as well as “Reborn Rich” Park Ji Hyun have confirmed their appearance at the award show. Global pop star Sam Smith, Korean comedian Hwang Je Sung, musical actor Kim Ho Young and TV character Pengsoo will also appear, adding diversity to the lineup.
For this year’s “Circle Chart Music Awards,” three categories, “Artist of the Year,” “Rookie of the Year” and “World Rookie of the Year” will be awarded based on global K-pop chart data.
In addition, two new categories, “Male/Female Solo Artists of the Year” and “Group Artist of the Year,” are added to this year’s awards. The “Style of the Year” will open up its scope to include Performance Director and Visual Director to reflect the trend of the expanding K-pop industry, explained the organizers.
The Circle Chart Music Awards 2022 will be broadcast exclusively in Korea on SPOTV2 and STATV channels at 6 p.m. on February 18th (KST).