This award is given to the artists who impacted the music industry the most in 2021 based on the various indices such as Physical Album, Digital Music, Social, Media, Global Authentication, Portal, and Fandom.
The winners of this category are the leading artists of 2021 who achieved great results in various indices and also got selected by the global fandom.
- Criteria: 65% Total Score + 35% Global Fandom Voting
* Final Score Composition
Total Score Voting Score - 35% Physical Album Score
- 10% Digital Music Score
- 5% Social & Portal Score
- 5% Broadcast & Media Score
- 5% Star Score
- 5% Global Authentication Score
35% Global Voting Score
- Voting Period: 2021. 12. 20. 12PM ~ 2021. 12. 26. 11:59AM (KST)
- Final Result Announcement: 2021. 12. 27. 6PM
- Sub-category: Male Group TOP 3, Female Group TOP 3, Male Solo TOP 3, Female Solo TOP 3
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