Fact Music Awards 2022: Airtime, How to Watch, Lineup and About the 1st K-pop Year-End Awards Show

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Well, the K-pop industry’s year-end awards shows are about to start in full swing. While the first half of the year is all about new beginnings and the mid-year is all about music festivals, the second half of the year gets pretty glamorous with award shows and end-of-year festivals. We have the likes of “Gayo Daejuns” and award shows like MAMA, AAA, GDA and more. Well, the 2022 Fact Music Awards will have the honor of kicking off the year-end calendar as the first K-pop year-end awards show of 2022.

The Fact Music Awards is a fairly new awards show that started in 2019 but had to go live in 2020 due to the pandemic. They had taken advantage of advanced AR technology to improve performance. Last year was pretty star-studded with legendary special stages like Oh My Girl, Stray Kids, Super Junior, Itzy, Astro and The Boyz. BTS won four daesangs (grand prizes) while rising star Lim Young-woong won three. The evening had also been good for Seventeen and ballad singer Hwang Chi-yeul. Well, here’s everything we know about the 2022 Fact Music Awards.

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The Boyz and Kep1er are part of the lineup (@IST_THEBOYZ, @official_kep1er/Twitter)

Broadcast date and time

The 2022 Fact Music Awards will be held offline on October 8. For viewers at home, they usually air the event at 7 p.m. KST (6 a.m. ET).

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Venue

The year-end award ceremony will take place at the KSPO Dome in Seoul.

where to watch

For the past few years, it has been streamed live for free on U+Idol Live and The Fact’s official YouTube channel.

Hosts

Although the hosts have yet to be announced, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun has been an MC since its inception for the past three years. Many expect her to return for the 2022 Fact Music Awards.

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Itzy and Le Sserafim are part of the program (@ITZYofficial, @le_sserafim/Twitter)
Itzy and Le Sserafim are part of the program (@ITZYofficial, @le_sserafim/Twitter)

K-pop lineup

The Fact Music Awards have announced the first two K-pop outfits to participate and perform at the event.

First build:
The Boyz
Itzy
SMS
ive

Second build:
stray kids
(G)I-DLE
Kep1er
The Ssérafim

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New ballot in 2022

Most price categories are based on objective information such as music data. The judges will screen the nominations while the committee will also consider fan voting scores for certain categories. The winners of these categories will be announced at the awards ceremony itself. In addition to the voting category prize, the awards show had announced in 2021 that it would introduce a new round of fan voting after the show ended for new prizes and benefits. Organized by The Fact and Fan N Star, their fan voting awards include the “Fan N Star Choice Group Artist Award”, the “Choice Individual Artist Award”, the “Trot Popularity” Award and the “Popularity Award” for which the fans can vote on the Fan N Star app.

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