2022 Genie Music Awards held on November 8th, reduced due to Itaewon disaster
The 2022 Genie Music Awards, which is being held on the 8th of November, will be reduced in the aftermath of the Itaewon disaster.
At 7PM (KST) on November 8th, the 2022 Genie Music Awards will be held at Incheon Namdong Gymnasium. This is the first time after 3 years since 2019 the award ceremony will be held offline, but the red carpet event and online live broadcast will be canceled in the aftermath of the Itaewon disaster.
On the 29th of October, around 100,000 people gathered around Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul to enjoy the Halloween weekend, and a large-scale crushing tragedy occurred as densely populated citizens fell. As of 6 PM (KST) on November 7th, 156 people were killed in the Itaewon tragedy.
In this regard, officials from the 2022 Genie Music Awards announced, “As a national mourning period is being held due to an unfortunate tragedy, Genie Music has decided to hold the awards ceremony in a calm and quiet atmosphere as much as possible to share our condolences with the bereaved families.”
Meanwhile, outstanding artists were named as candidates for this year’s grand prize.
In particular, Kim Ho Jung, SEVENTEEN, PSY, IU, Lee Chan Woon, Im Young Woong, Taeyeon, IVE, NCT Dream, and (G)I-DLE were nominated for Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, BIGBANG’s “Still Life”, IU’s “Strawberry Moon”, IVE’s “Love Dive”, Im Young Woong’s “Our Blues, Our Life”, PSY’s “That That”, (G)I-DLE’s “Tomboy”, BE’O’s “Counting Stars”, and Red Velvet’s “Feel My Rhythm” were nominated for “Song of the Year”.
In addition, singers loved at home and abroad such as PSY, Red Velvet, IVE, (G)I-DLE, The Boyz, BE’O, Taeyeon, DKZ, Jaurim, NCT Dream, LIGHTSUM, TNX, etc, were announced as the award’ lineups, signaling exciting performances.
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