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The Pleng Music Awards is the biggest music awards program in Cambodia and the first by Pleng. The awards have been created to support, encourage and celebrate the work and achievements of Cambodian singers and songwriters whose songs are available in the Pleng app. ​

This initiative is another step forward for everyone in the Kingdom’s music industry. Pleng aims to encourage the next generation of artists to innovate and deliver great music. ​

Pleng 2022 trophy categories are:

Female Artist of the Year Male Artist of the Year
New Artist of the year Band of the Year
Song of the Year Best Collaborative Song of the Year
Music Video of the Year Most Streamed Song of the Year
Most Streamed Female Artist of the Year Most Streamed Male Artist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award


Selection Criteria of Award Nominees

Song of the Year ​

  • The song must have been released in 2021​
  • Only songs that are available in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The eight nominee songs with the most streams will be put to a public vote​

New Artist of the Year​

  • Only new artists who released hit song content in the Pleng app in 2021 are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The six nominee artists with the most streams will be put to a public vote​

Male Artist of the Year​​

  • Only male artists who have released song content in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The six nominee artists with the most streams will be put to a public vote​

Female Artist of the Year​​

  • Only female artists who have released song content in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The six nominee artists with the most streams will be put to a public vote​

Best Collaborative Song of the Year​

  • The song must have been released in 2021​
  • Only songs that are available in the Pleng app are eligible ​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Songs must feature a minimum of two artists​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • Top streaming 8 songs will be selected as the nominee​

Music Video of the Year​

  • Based on the storyline, cinematography, editing techniques and number of streams in the Pleng app ​
  • Only songs that are available in the Pleng app are eligible ​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​

Band of the Year​

  • Bands who have released music content, exclusively or not, in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The six nominee bands with the most streams will be put to a public vote​

Most Streamed Song ​

  • The song must have been released in 2021​
  • Only songs that are available in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​

Most Streamed Female Artist​

  • Female artists who have released song content in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The female artist with the most streams will win automatically without voting​

Most Streamed Male Artist​

  • Male artists who have released song content in the Pleng app are eligible​
  • Based on the number of streams in the Pleng app​
  • Only streams from January 1, 2021, to December 10, 2021, will be counted​
  • The male artist with the most streams will win automatically without voting​

Lifetime Achievement Award​

  • The artist who has published the most song content in the Pleng app​
  • During their lifetime, they must have created innovative and outstanding work in Cambodia’s music industry​

Award Score Weighting​

1. Public voting (40% of the total score)​

Fans can vote for their favorite artists and songs in the Pleng app. To ensure fairness, each voter must register their phone number before voting. ​

Note: One phone number can only vote once in each award category.​

2. Voting by music professionals (40% of the total score) ​

Music industry professionals are defined as well-known and experienced music producers, songwriters and music video directors in Cambodia. A Pleng committee will invite the technicians and specialists from several large and independent production houses to make the voting process balanced and fair. ​

3. Total number of streams in the Pleng app (20% of the total score) ​

In addition to voting in the Pleng app, fans can continue to support their favorite artists and songs by simply streaming songs in the Pleng app during the voting period. ​

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How to Vote

  • To vote for a nominee in the Pleng Music Awards 2022, simply go in to the Pleng app and find the banner for PMA 2022.​
  • Before voting, you must register your phone number (voting is available to subscribers of all mobile telecommunications operators).​
  • Voting will start on February 16, 2022, and finish on March 7, 2022.​

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