The K-HipHop Awards held by HiphopLE and HiphopPlaya announced their winners on 27th February 2021 and as fans and voters, we had it coming. The award ceremony known as KHA is held every year just like other award shows such as MAMA and Melon Music Awards. Other than K-Pop, Korea’s HipHop industry is also a booming business worldwide with their own unique charisma. With staunch global followers, everyone had their eyes on the 2021 K-HipHop Music Awards. Read on to find this years winners.
The organisers HiphopLE (HipHop Limited Edition) and HiphopPlaya have been focusing on HipHop and R&B for many years now. HiphopLE is an online magazine founded by Heman in 2010. It focuses on providing worldwide news about HipHop and R&B from interviews, editorials, subtitled music videos to hosting events. HiphopPlaya holds the HipHop Music Festival every year with the top line ups including the best and upcoming HipHop artists of South Korea.
The online voting started on 15th January and the categories were:
- Artist Of the Year
- Rookie Artist of the Year
- HipHop Album of the Year
- HipHop Track of the Year
- R&B Album of the Year
- R&B Track of the Year
- Underrated Album of the Year
- Producer of the Year
- Collaboration of the Year
- Music Video of the Year
- Label of the Year
The nominees of each categories were as follows:
- Artist of the Year- a) Jay Park. b) Swings. c) Justhis. d) Yumdda. e) Paloalto. f) Deepflow
- Rookie Artist of the Year- a) Homies. b) Wonstein. c)Sworvy. d) Bibi. e) Jo Gwangil. f) Devita
- HipHop Album of the Year- a) Detox by Bill Stax. b) Founder by Deepflow. c) H1gher: Red Tape/ Blue Tape by H1gher Music. d) 1Q87 by Nucksal. e) Khundi Panda by Garosaog. f) Malik the Cactus Flower by Don Malik
- HipHop Track of the Year- a) The Quiett- Bentley 2. b) Any Song- Zico. c) VVS. d) Akira- Nucksal and Gaeko. e) The Purge- H1gher Music. f) Jo Gwangil- Gogyesa
- R&B Album of the Year- a) With Her- Crush. b) Tell us bout yourself- Baek Yerin. c) Unity2- Samuel Seo. d) XX- Sumin. e) Creme- Devita. f) Good Thing- Jeebanoff
- R&B Track of the Year- a) Alone- Lee Hi. b) Ohio- Crush. c) Automatic Remix- Chancellor. d) Evita- Devita. e) Boss Gambling must be for fun- BIBI. f) Gule- Samuel Seo
- Underrated Album of the Year- a) Everybody Sucks- jay Park and DJ Wegun. b) Angel of the Hell Morning Wake up- JJK. c) Donsum- QM. d) Ghetto Kids- Homies. e) The dragon warrior- Fisherman. f) Dial- Samuel Seo
- Producer of the Year- a) GroovyRoom. b) Code Kunst. c) Giriboy. d) Toil. e) Bronze. f) Goosebumps
- Collaboration of the Year- a) Swoosh Flow remix. b) VVS. c) Bentley 2. d) Automatic Remix. e) Fadeaway. f) Gukyesa Remix
- Music Video of the Year- a) The Purge-H1gher Music. b) Legacy- DPR Live. c) Fadeaway- Jackiwai, Coogie, paloalto, The Quiett, Baesagong. d) Siren 5- Homies. e) Bentley 2- The Quiett. f) Kiss me+ Neon- DPR Live.
- Label of the Year- a) H1gher Music. b) VMC. c) HiLite Records. d) AOMG. e) Ambition Musik. f) 8BallTown.
Fans all over the world casted their votes and so did Team Namaste Hallyu. Though we were sad about the fact that Woo Won Jae and his album “Black Out” was not nominated at all, we were happy for that his label AOMG was nominated for the Label of the Year. After a long wait of a month, on 27th february the winners were declared on an online ceremony and the winners took home the awards.
The Winners of each category are:
- Artist Of the Year- Jay Park
- Rookie Artist of the Year- Homies
- HipHop Album of the Year- Detox by Bill Stax
- HipHop Track of the Year- VVS ft. Justhis Prod. GroovyRoom
- R&B Album of the Year- Unity 2 by Samuel Seo
- R&B Track of the Year- Holo by Lee Hi
- Underrated Album of the Year- Money Breath by QM
- Producer of the Year- Code Kunst from AOMG
- Collaboration of the Year- Fadeaway
- Music Video of the Year- The Purge by H1gher Music
- Label of the Year- H1gher Music
(Credits: HiphopLE, Twitter, HipHopPlaya)
Jay Park, the CEO of H1gher Music and AOMG was the first one to win his third Artist of the Year Award. He was also selected as Artist of the Year in eleven categories. This does not come as a surprise because in the year 2020 he released and featured in 59 songs altogether with Korean and international artists. Given the hard work and dedication, he surely deserves it. AOMG and H1gher Music’s artists were seen celebrating their success as they held the award and posted in their Instagram accounts.
(Credits: PH1 Instagram)
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