This award is given to the rookie artists (debuted in 2021) who has a bright future considering the Physical Album, Digital Music, Social, Media, Global Authentication, Portal, and Fandom indices.
The winner of this category is the leading rookies 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. 27. 12PM ~ 2022. 1. 2. 11:59AM (KST)
- Final Result Announcement: 2022. 1. 3. 6PM (KST)
- Sub-category: Male Artist TOP 1, Female Artist TOP 1