The Fact and FANN STAR announced that it will be launching its first music awards ceremony, called THE FACT MUSIC AWARDS.
Its first ceremony will take place on April 24 at the Incheon Namdong Gymnasium. The gymnasium can hold up to a capacity of 8,828 people, and it’s also the same place where the 2018 MGA (MBC x Genie Awards) took place.
The Fact Music Awards will be giving out daesang and bonsang awards to artists after compiling data to determine the most successful artists in terms of album, songs, and more. Experts’ opinions will also play into part in deciding the winners.
The awards ceremony will also have awards specially dedicated to fans’ votes. Fans can vote through their website everyday to nominate their favorite idols.
The Fact Music Awards now brings the total number of end of the year ceremonies to 12.
There are now 9 award ceremonies: Mnet Asian Music Awards, MelOn Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, Gaon Music Awards, Asian Artists Awards, Soribada Best K-Music Awards, MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards, Korea Popular Music Awards and The Fact Music Awards.
And 3 music festival ceremonies: MBC Gayo Dejejeon, SBS Gayo Daejeon and KBS Gayo Daechukje.
After hearing news about another awards ceremony, fans have expressed their concerns about the idols’ health. Idols already have to promote year round for their own albums, but now they have to prepare special stages for 11 end of the year ceremonies. That means they rarely have time to rest in the full year.
- “Ah this is f*cking nuts they need to stop making these ㅋㅋㅋ It’s only hard on the artists and their fans. There’s no meaning to it;”
- “It’s an awards ceremony with no meaning; they’re just making artists into slaves…”
- “Can they get rid of this, Soribada and Genie ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why do our artists have to go out on a meaningless ceremony”
- “There only needs to be three awards ceremonies: MelOn, Golden Disc and Gaon. And the three festivals.”
- “Please ㅠㅠ Please stop ㅠㅠ Please stop this… It’s bad enough with all of the award ceremonies we have right now”
- “Please stop it, it’s getting old ㅜㅜ How do you think the artists feel..”
- “They’re doing this for the money. The voting and sponsors bring in a lot of money.”