Korean Music Awards (KMA) 2024 Live Stream Details: How to Watch 21st Annual Ceremony Live Online

Korean Music Awards 2024 (KMA 2024) will take place with a worldwide live telecast on Thursday (February 29) at 8:00 pm KST. It is one of the most prestigious awards shows in South Korea, also known as the Korean Grammys. The annual award ceremony returns with a new set of nominees, presenters, winners list, and star-studded performances.

The award show is held in February to honor the artists behind some of the best songs and albums released in the previous year. Unlike other popular music award shows in South Korea, this awards show mainly focuses on the quality of albums and songs. Every decision related to the nominations and winners list is based on the recommendations put forward by the judging panel consisting of radio show producers, music critics, and other professionals from the field.

Here is how and when to watch the 21st annual Korean Music Awards (KMA 2024) live online from anywhere in the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and India.

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How to Watch Korean Music Awards 2024?

The 21st annual award ceremony will take place with a worldwide live broadcast on Thursday (February 29) at 8:00 pm KST through the PRIZM app. Korean music lovers from countries like the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Mexico, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, China, Japan, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore, Turkey, and South Africa can watch the star-studded event live online from the comfort of their homes.

Here are the International Air Timings of KMA 2024:

  • US - 6:00 am
  • Canada - 6:00 am
  • Australia - 9:00 pm
  • New Zealand - 12:00 am
  • Japan - 8:00 pm
  • Mexico - 5:00 am
  • Brazil - 8:00 am
  • Saudi Arabia - 2:00 pm
  • India - 4:30 pm
  • Indonesia - 6:00 pm
  • Singapore - 7:00 pm
  • China - 7:00 pm
  • Europe - 12:00 pm
  • France - 12:00 pm
  • Spain - 12:00 pm
  • UK - 11:00 am
  • South Africa - 1:00 pm
  • Philippines - 7:00 pm
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Who all are nominated this year?

This year, two groups and an artist have been nominated for all three Grand Prizes – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Musician of the Year. K-pop girl group NewJeans, indie rock band Silica Gel, and rapper Beenzino also received nominations for Best Song and Best Album awards in their respective genres.

The internationally famous K-pop boy band member Jungkook received four nominations. The BTS member has been nominated in two of the Grand Prize categories – Musician of the Year and Song of the Year. He is also nominated for Best K-pop Song and Best K-pop Album.

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Korean Music Awards 2024 Complete Nomination List

Musician of the Year

  • NewJeans
  • Beenzino
  • Jungkook
  • Silica Gel
  • Carina Nebula
  • wave to earth

Song of the Year

  • Tik Tak Tok ft. So!YoON! for Silica Gel
  • Rose Blossom for H1-KEY
  • Ditto for NewJeans
  • Travel Again ft. Cautious Clay for Beenzino
  • Seven ft. Latto for Jungkook

Album of the Year

  • COMEDY for Yeoyu and Seolbin
  • Get Up for NewJeans
  • Heart of the City for Lee Jin Ah
  • Machine Boy for Silica Gel
  • NOWITZKI for Beenzino

Rookie of the Year

  • dongyi
  • H1-KEY
  • Moon Mi Hyang

Best Pop Song

  • In My Garden for Yoon Ji Young
  • Love Lee for AKMU
  • DIE 4 YOU for DEAN
  • Cocktail Paradise for Yun Seok Cheol and Sejin
  • Let's Say Goodbye for Parc Jae Jung

Best Pop Album

  • Round and Round for Kim Soo Young
  • In My Garden for Yoon Ji Young
  • DIPUC for cacophony
  • Heart of the City for Lee Jin Ah
  • 1집 Alone for Parc Jae Jung
  • 문(門) for Kim Se Jeong

Best K-pop Song

  • Seven ft. Latto for Jungkook
  • Cupid for FIFTY FIFTY
  • Ditto for NewJeans
  • Rose Blossom for H1-KEY
  • I AM for IVE

Best K-pop Album

  • Get Up for NewJeans
  • The Name Chapter: Freefall for Tomorrow X Together
  • the Billage of perception: chapter three for Billlie
  • Golden for Jungkook
  • Born to be XX for KISS OF LIFE

Best Rap and Hip-hop Song

  • Travel Again ft. Cautious Clay for Beenzino
  • 25 ft. Yang Hong-won for Kid Milli
  • 14-23 for Skyminhyuk
  • Young Boy ft. oygli for lobonabeat!
  • What The Hell for E SENS

Best Rap and Hip-hop Album

  • NOWITZKI for Beenzino
  • 해방 for Skyminhyuk
  • 선전기술 X for O'Domar
  • Trapstar Lifestyle for lonbonabeat!
  • BEIGE for Kid Milli

Best R&B and Soul Song

  • Bump It Up for THAMA
  • Closet ft. Uhm Jung Hwa for SUMIN
  • Whiskey (with SOLE, THAMA) for Soul delivery
  • Motif for youra
  • Closed ft. JJANGYOU for jerd

Best R&B and Soul Album

  • Sailing for Hoody
  • (1) for youra
  • BOMM for jerd
  • wonderego for Crush

Best Electronic Song

  • Acid Wasp for Mount XLR
  • Hush for CIFIKA
  • Farewell Two Shell for Guinneissik

Best Electronic Album

  • Move That for NO.LINK
  • 21st century electronic duo for OTOT
  • My Star My Planet My Earth for Yetsuby
  • ION for CIFIKA

Best Rock Song

  • soju & soul for OVerdrive Philosophy
  • Ghost Writers for Seoul Electronic Band
  • ALL IN for Gate Flowers
  • I'm blues man for zeonpansansa
  • Something's Wrong for OHCHILL

Best Rock Album

  • Animal for THORNAPPLE
  • 12가지 말들 for bongjeingan
  • 2/4분기 실적보고서 for zeonpansansa
  • The Burning City for OHCHILL
  • Yellow Supernova Remnant for TOUCHED
  • 64 see men for OVerdrive Philosophy

Best Modern Rock Song

  • Tik Tak Tok ft. So!YoON! for Silica Gel
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land for JUNGWOO
  • NOW OR NEVER for verycoybunny
  • Flower Tail for Dabda
  • Feeling Of You for Cho Yong-pil

Best Modern Rock Album

  • Yonder for Dabda
  • After the Magic for Parannoul
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land for JUNGWOO
  • Machine Boy for Silica Gel
  • 0.1 flaws and all. for wave to earth

Best Folk Song

  • Hometown to Come for Lee Min Hwi
  • Fire for Hwang Pu Ha
  • 밤하늘의 별들처럼 for Yeoyu and Seolbin
  • 난 말을 못해요 for Hwang Pu Ha
  • 서술 for Jeong Mil Ah

Best Folk Album

  • Riverside for Jeong Mil Ah
  • Two Faces for Hwang Pu Ha
  • 봉오리 시절 for Heo Jeong Hyuk
  • COMEDY for Yeoyu and Seolbin
  • Hometown to Come for Lee Min Hwi
  • 우리는 서로를 간직 하려고 for Lee Hyung Ju

Best Metal and Hardcore Album

  • 다떠위다 for hollow january
  • Behind the Mask for Noeazy
  • If These Bodies Could Talk for Doguul

Best Global Contemporary Album

  • 날초소 분석법 for dongyi
  • Evolving for Iseul Kim's Two Voices
  • Vals del Sí for HANEL
  • COSMOS for Ensemble SINAWI

Best Jazz – Vocal Album

  • Extraordinary for Kim Yu-jin
  • I Wished On The Moon for Moon Mi-hyang
  • FLOW for Lim Mi-jung
  • Liminal Silence for Sunny Kim, Vardan Ovsepian, Ben Monder
  • Lawless Heart for Varden Ovsepian and Song Yi-jeon
  • Good Match for Carina Nebula

Best Jazz – Instrumental Album

  • Four Seasons for Lee Soo Jung
  • 마침내 나는 신록의 봉우리를 비집고 for Song Nam Hyun
  • Intrinsic Nature for Jung Su Min
  • Will It Be Spring Tomorrow? for Heo Daeuk