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!

There's certainly strength in numbers, but sometimes, it's just as good to go it alone —  as evidenced by the stunning solo efforts delivered by BTS' J-Hope, Girls Generation's Tiffany Young, and many more K-pop stars over the course of the last year.

Because stepping out on your own is rarely easy, we're showing them some extra love in our first-ever PopCrush 2018 KPMAs. See the nominees for Best Solo Breakthrough below, vote for who you think deserves top honors and check back on August 20 to see who takes the category! (See a full list of categories ― and links to vote ― here).

The nominees for PopCrush's KPMAs Best Solo Breakthrough include:

J-Hope (BTS), “Daydream”

Tiffany Young (Girls’ Generation), “Over My Skin”

Chuu (LOONA), “Heart Attack”

Jonghyun (SHINee), “Shinin”

Chungha (I.O.I.), “Roller Coaster”

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