Were your favorite K-pop acts dealt the cold shoulder by the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards? It's time to right that wrong — vote for the year's best in South Korean pop (eligible between July 2017 and July 2018) as part of PopCrush's very first KPMAs. Check back on August 20 to see who's named the winner in each of our 10 categories!

Out with the old, in with the new? That's what a few select K-pop acts like Holland and Stray Kids are hoping will be the case.

While vets of the genre shined from July 2017 until now, enduring K-pop acts got huge competition from newcomers like LOONA yyxy and Fromis_9, too. Could The Rose be the next big thing in K-pop, and are they hot on their forefathers' heels? We'll have to wait and see.

Below, we've arranged some of the most promising young acts K-pop has to offer. Check out the PopCrush 2018 KPMAs' nominees for Best New Artist or Rookie Group below, vote for who you think deserves top honors and check back on August 20 to see who takes the category!

The nominees for PopCrush's KPMAs Best New Artist include:

LOONA yyxy
Stray Kids
The Rose

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