Whats Good Music Awards 2022
(The First) Nomination Rules & Regulations

Nomination Requirements

(Artist Awards / Song Awards / Production Awards)

  • The public acceptance of nominations: October 5, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

  • Any Hip Hop or R&B songs and / or MVs released in Hong Kong for the first time offline or online (Youtube / KKBOX / Spotify) from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021.

  • The songs must be original or original remix.

  • There are no language restrictions for the songs.

  • The artists, composers and lyricists of the song need to be the same person. (Co-writing is accepted)

  • The artists / musicians / producers of any nationality is accepted, but the artists / musicians / producers must based in Hong Kong or be a legal resident of Hong Kong SAR.

  • The artists / musicians / producers and musical works that meet the above requirements are eligible to participate and be nominated (Artist Awards / Song Awards / Production Awards) for "Whats Good Music Awards 2022”.

 

** Young Blood: Artists who released the music work offline or online (Youtube / KKBOX / Spotify) between 1st Jan 2021 and 31st Dec 2021 for the 1st time.

** Rising Star: Artists who released the music work office or online (Youtube / KKBOX / Spotify) before 31st Aug 2018 for the 1st time.

** Best Live Performer: Artists who did live perform with over 100 audiences  in Theatre or Performing Venue between 2019 and 2021 + at least 5 times of ticketing selling live performance experience.

** Best Asia Flow: Artists in Asia Region who released Hip Hop or R&B music work offline or online (Youtube / KKBOX / Spotify) between 2019 and 2021. (HK Artists excluded)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A. Judging Process

(Awards: Best Live Performer / Impact Song of the Year / Best Lyrical Song / Best Trap Music / Best R&B Song / Best Alternative Hip Hop Song / Best  Hip Hop Song in Foreign Language / Best Collaboration Song / Best Single Director / Best MV / Best Cover Art)

First Round Judgement

  • The Shortlist to the above awards to be chosen by Registered Voters (Public) and the Chairman’s Judging Panel, each accounting for 50% of the total scores in the first round of judging. The top 5 units in the first round of each category enters the final round.

  • The first round of judging will be held on 2022/01/01 to 2022/01/15.

  • Registered Voters have to be a legal resident of Hong Kong, registered and confirmed by the host on www.whatsgood.hk

  • The Chairman’s Judging Panel is recommended and invited by our advisory board, from renowned local and foreign artists and professional media workers. In the case that the works by a member of the Chairman’s Judging Panel competes for a prize or enters the grand finale, he or she must not vote nor participate in any panels leading up to the vote.

  • The Members of Chairman’s Judging Panel may not register as “Public Voters” or apply as “Hip Hop Artist Judges”.

  • Nomination for each award may not exceed five, in the case that the fifth position is competed by two nominees with the same score, the final judgement will be made by the Chairman’s Judging Panel.

  • If Songs, MV or nominees in the list fail to meet requirements, the nomination will be cancelled, to be fill by the nominee of the next highest score.

(Awards: Best Live Performer / Impact Song of the Year / Best Lyrical Song/ Best Trap Music / Best R&B Song / Best Alternative Hip Hop Song / Best  Hip Hop Song in Foreign Language / Best Collaboration Song / Best Single Director / Best MV / Best Cover Art)

Final Round Judgement

  • To be chosen by “Registered Voters (Public)”, The “Hip Hop Artists Judges”, The “Professional Judges” and the “Chairman’s Judging Panel”, each making up 25% of the final scores for each award.

  • The final round of judging will be held on 2022/01/16 to 2022/01/31.

  • Members of the “Hip Hop Artists Judges” is chosen from Artists / Musicians / Producers / Cover Art Artists / MV Directors who have previously created Hip Hop and R&B Works in Hong Kong, upon their application and confirmation by the awards committee. This group of judges are expected to be made up of more than 100 members. A member whose work enters the finalist for Artists Awards/Song Awards/Production Awards will be immediately loses his or her position as a judge of the group.

  • Members of the “Professional Judges” is recommended and invited by our advisory board from locally and internationally renowned professionals from various sectors. These members may not register as a “Registered Voter (Public)”.

  • The “Hip Hop Artist Judges” and the “Professional Judges” may register and vote as public voters only for the first round of judging of Whats Good Music Awards 2022. As the process enters the final round, their rights as a public voter is automatically revoked and they will only be able to vote as member of these two groups.

  • In the case that the top position is competed for by two units with the same score, the final award is to be chosen by the “Chairman’s Judging Panel” upon discussion and internal voting.

B. Judging Process

(Award: Artist  of the Year / Best Male Artist / Best Female Artist/ Best Hip Hop Group / Young Blood / Rising Star / Song of the Year / Album of the Year / Best Producer / Best MV Director)

  • To be decided by the Chairman’s Judging Panel, taking into consideration the final scores of each individual voting, and their professional judgements.

C. Judging Process

(Award:Music Label of the Year)

  • To be decided by the Chairman’s Judging Panel, taking into consideration the final scores of each individual voting, the comprehensive performances of each label’s Artists / Musicians / Producers / Directors, and their professional judgements.

D. Judging Process

(Awards:Best Hip Hop Artist by KKBOX)

  • Selected by KKBOX

E. Judging Process

(Awards:Best Hip Hop Artist by HYPEBEAST)

  • Selected by HYPEBEAST

F. Judging Process

(Awards:Best Hip Hop Artist by HipHop DX ASIA)

  • Selected by HipHop DX ASIA

G.  Judging Process

(Awards: Most Popular Hip Hop Artist /Most Popular Song / Most Popular Hip Hop Platform / Most Popular Hip Hop Club)

  • To be chosen by “Registered Voters (Public)” on a one-person-one-vote basis.

H. Judging Process

(Award: Whats Good Hall of Fame)

  • To be chosen by the “Chairman’s Judging Panel”, based on the contributions to local Hip Hop culture and the artistic quality, respectability and popularity of the their music works and performance.

I. Judging Process

(Awards: Best Asia Flow by LiFTED / Best Hip Hop DJ)

  • To be chosen by the “Chairman’s Judging Panel”, based on the artistic quality, respectability and popularity of the their music works and performance.

J. Judging Process

(Awards: Cantopop Artist chosen by Hip Hop Artists / Cantopop Song Chosen by Hip Hop Artists / Goddess Chosen by Hip Hop Artists)

  • To be selected by the “Hip Hop Artist Judges” on a one-person-one-vote basis.

Any disputes about the nomination and the judging of Whats Good Music Awards 2022,  the Chairman’s Judging Panel  reserves the rights of final decision.