KMA nominees announced
The Korean Music Awards were started in 2004 by a collection of journalists, scholars and music experts as an alternative music prize, honoring a broader range of Korean music than just K-pop.
Jang, a Jeju-based rock singer, was nominated for album of the year, song of the year, artist of the year, best modern rock track and best pop track.
A 25-year veteran of the music scene, she released her seventh full-length album “Soony Seven” in August.
Korea’s legendary singer Cho Yong-pil, avant-garde style singer-songwriter Lee Seung-yeol and counter-culture artist Yoon Young-bae followed with four nominations respectively.
Meanwhile, popular K-pop group Exo was nominated for best dance and electronic track, album of the year and song of the year.
Other nominees for artist of the year are Cho Yong-pil, Lee Seung-yeol, Nah Youn-sun, Sunwoo Jung-a and Yellow Monsters.
Nominees for the rookie of the year award are Exo, Kim Lim, Kim Oki, Rock’n’Roll Radio and Zion-T.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer