The Korean National and Foreign Press Recording Arts Association (HANGENYE) has finally announced their winners for the 12th Golden Tunes Awards or as I call it the Golden Tunes. The Golden Tunes is composed of South Korean and foreign press whose focus is on the Korean music scene.

The HANGENYE members are from KBS, MBC, SBS, JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, YTN, SBS MTV, MBC M, Mnet, Newsen, Dispatch, JoyNews24, Soompi, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety, MYX, Music!ON, etc. This year’s eligibility period is from November 9, 2020 – October 29, 2021.

Let’s see what they got us on the table! See the winners below.

Album of the Year


Record of the Year

Butter by BTS

Breakthrough of the Year


Best Pop Song

Best Dance/Electronic Song

Best Rock Song

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song

Best Music Video

Cho Yong-pil Achievement Award

Sumi Jo, GRAMMY-winning soprano

Well, that seems a wrap. Those are the winners for the 2021 Golden Tunes. Do you think they deserved the prizes? Comment down below and we’ll discuss!

We will see the nominees of the 2021 Critics’ Circle later, 10:30AM KST.