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COVID-19 forces voting for popular music awards to go online for first time

Close to 100 reporters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will vote online for the 15th edition of the Devotion Music Awards run by Vietnam News Agency’s Sport & Culture newspaper, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organising board said on March 19.

For the first time, ballots have been sent via email to reporters who are selected to vote, instead of the organision of an online press conference in the two major cities as in the previous years.

The list of the nominations in the nine categories was announced on February 5, and the voting will be done online through March 20. The winners will be announced on March 25.

The annual Devotion Music Awards began in 2004 to promote Vietnamese music and honour artists with significant contributions to the industry./.