2010 Soompi Gayo Award Nominees

2010 Soompi Gayo Award Nominees

It is already the middle of December, which means our biggest annual musical event is upon us once again!  The 2010 Soompi Gayo Awards will be announced on New Year’s Eve, December 31.  In case you don’t know, this is our sixth straight year organizing this event to recognize the top performers in Korean music.  We take pride in achieving a fair result by utilizing many different sources for our music chart.  We expect these awards to be given to artists whose songs achieved the highest popularity in Korea this year.  The awards categories will be the same as last year.  Once again, you, the fans, will vote for the Top 10 Singers of 2010! 

For the Top 10 Singers of 2010, we begin with 30 singers who have been in the music industry for more than one year and have received the highest scores combined on our weekly music chart in 2010.  From this pool, you can vote for three singers.  Your first choice will receive five points, second choice three points, and third choice one point.  Unlike last year, each member can vote once every 24 hours this year.  If we discover any cheating, we reserve the right to abandon the results of the voting.  The voting deadline is December 27, 11:59 PM EST.  Your total votes will count 40%, while the other 60% will be based on the singers’ accumulated chart scores (complete details below).

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Apart from the Top 10 Singers award, the awards below are based on our music chart performances only.  Fan voting will not be included, but members can participate on a prediction contest in our Korean Music forum.  Two winners will receive a prize (either a YesAsia CD Certificate or a Soompi T-shirt).

Song of the Year: The song that accumulated the highest overall score on our music chart. We are going to post the top 20 songs of 2010, and the No. 1 song will be crowned Song of the Year. These six songs have the highest total chart score in 2010.  These are the nominees:

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CN Blue – Love
DJ DOC - 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Homme (Lee Hyun of 8Eight and Chang Min of 2AM) – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Kara - 루핑 (Lupin)
Miss A - Bad Girl Good Girl
SNSD – 홋 (Hoot)

Album of the Year: The full album that accumulated the highest overall score on all its songs. Note that if a song is first released as a digital single and later included in a singer’s full album, the song’s score as a digital single will also be counted towards the full album score.  The nominees are:

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2AM – Vol. 1 Saint O’ Clock
2NE1 - Vol. 1 To Anyone
SHINee – Hello (2nd Album Repackaged)
SNSD - Run Devil Run (2nd Album Repackaged)
T-Ara – Vol. 1 Breaking Heart (Repackaged Version)
Tae Yang – Solar (International Edition)

Mini-Album of the Year: The mini-album that accumulated the highest overall score on all its songs. Note that if a song is first released as a digital single and later included in a singer’s mini-album, the song’s score as a digital single will also be counted towards the mini-album score. However, if a repackaged version of an original album is a mini-album which includes the original full album’s title song, that title song will not be counted again in the mini-album score to avoid duplication. Mini-album also includes EP’s and singles which can be sold in record stores physically. The nominees are:

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2AM - 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong) (Repackage)
CNBlue – Bluelove
Kara - 루핑 (Lupin)
Miss A - Bad But Good
Seo In Kook - Special Album – 애기야 (My Baby U)
SNSD – Hoot (3rd Mini-Album)

Top Male Group of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The male group who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:

2AM
2PM
Beast
DJ DOC
Hot Potato
SHINee

Top Female Group of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The female group who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:

2NE1
After School
Kara
Secret
SNSD
T-Ara

Top Mixed Group of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The co-ed group who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:

8Eight
Broccoli, You Too
Co-Ed School
Koyote
Rumble Fish
Winterplay

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Top Male Singer of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The male soloist who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:

Bi (Rain)
MC Mong
Psy
Seo In Kook
Tae Yang
Wheesung

Top Female Singer of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The female soloist who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:
 

BoA
Ga In
Gummy
IU
Lee Hyori
Narsha

Top Newcomer of 2010 (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The newcomer who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:
 

CNBlue
G.Na
Huh Gak
Infinite
Miss A
Sistar

Top Digital Single of 2010: Digital singles have become an increasingly popular trend in Korean music. We want to recognize the digital single which received the highest charted scores in 2010. The nominees are:

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Homme (Lee Hyun of 8Eight and Chang Min of 2AM) - 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Hyun Ah (4minute) – Change
IU & Seulong (2AM) - 잔소리 (Nagging)
Jo Kwon (2AM) & Ga In (Brown Eyed Girls) – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Rainbow – A

Top Male-Female Duets or Collaborations: Just like digital singles, co-ed collaborations have become an increasingly popular trend in today’s Korean pop music.  Unlike the mixed groups, these songs are considered one-off collaborations between artists. The nominees are:

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IU & Seulong (2AM) – 잔소리 (Nagging)
Jo Kwon (2AM) & Ga In (Brown Eyed Girls) – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Kan Mi Yeon (feat. MBLAQ Mir) - 미쳐 가 (Go Crazy)
MC Mong (feat. Seo In Young) – Bubble Love
Taeyeon (SNSD), The One – 별처럼 (Like A Star)
Untouchable (feat. Narsha) - 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)

Top Drama / Movie OST Song of 2010: Songs from a drama or movie that received the highest scores on our chart. The nominees are:

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Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST)
JYJ - 찾았다 (Found It: KBS Drama “Sung Gyun Kwan Scandal” OST)
Lee Seung Chul - 그 사람 (That Person: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST)
Lee Seung Ki – 정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Been Out Of My Mind: SBS Drama “My Girlfriend Is Nine Tailed Fox” OST)
Yesung (Super Junior) - 너 아니면 안돼 (Can’t Be But You: KBS Drama “Cinderella’s Sister” OST)
Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 (Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST)

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Last but not least, the prestigious Chart Champion award, given to the singer with the highest chart scores in 2010.  Be sure to cast your vote and also participate in the prediction contest!

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*The calculation method of the Top 10 Singers is as follows:

40% from fan voting

60% from our weekly music chart scores, adjusted for competition, seasonal, and position factors. (Note: Collaboration song scores will be divided equally between participating artists.)

Competition: The total scores of all 50 songs added up for each week, compared to average score (over 51 weeks) in 2009.  The weeks with above average scores mean that the songs in that week are facing stronger competition, and thus are “rewarded” with an adjustment factor to which it is above the average score.  Likewise, songs appearing in a week that is under average are “penalized” with an adjustment factor to which it is under the average score.

Seasonal: Albums and songs released towards the end of the year are weighted higher than the beginning of the year because more popular singers and important albums are usually released in the second half of the year.  We are using an increment of 0.01 each week, starting from January Week 1 with a factor of 0.75.  July Week 1 is the mid-year point and the factor is 1. December Week 3 is our last week and the factor is 1.25.

Position factor: To reward songs that rank higher in the chart, we assign a weight for each song each week.  Even though our weekly chart has 50 songs, the focus is still on the top 20 songs.  As a result, songs from No. 1 to No. 20 will receive a considerably higher factor than songs from No. 21 to No. 50 each week, as follows:

1 – 1.000
2 – 0.965
3 – 0.930
4 – 0.895
5 – 0.860
6 – 0.825
7 – 0.790
8 – 0.755
9 – 0.720
10 – 0.685
11 – 0.650
12 – 0.615
13 – 0.580
14 – 0.545
15 – 0.510
16 – 0.475
17 – 0.440
18 – 0.405
19 – 0.370
20 – 0.335
21 – 0.300
22 – 0.290
23 – 0.280
24 – 0.270
25 – 0.260
26 – 0.250
27 – 0.240
28 – 0.230
29 – 0.220
30 – 0.210
31 – 0.200
32 – 0.190
33 – 0.180
34 – 0.170
35 – 0.160
36 – 0.150
37 – 0.140
38 – 0.130
39 – 0.120
40 – 0.110

41 – 0.100
42 – 0.090
43 – 0.080
44 – 0.070
45 – 0.060
46 – 0.050
47 – 0.040
48 – 0.030
49 – 0.020
50 – 0.01

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