Soompi Gayo Awards 2012 Nominees – Vote Now!

Soompi Gayo Awards 2012 Nominees – Vote Now!

**Vote for your favorite singers of 2012!**

This is our eighth annual Soompi Gayo Awards event to recognize the top performers in Korean music in 2012.  The 2012 Soompi Gayo Awards will be announced on New Year’s Eve, December 31.  Like last year, we are proud to partner with MYX TV, and they will broadcast the award show in January 2013 (date to be announced).

As always, 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.  To make our fan participation more worthwhile, we are adding netizen awards for the most popular male groups, female groups, male soloists, and female soloists.  You, the fans, will vote for the Top 10 Singers of 2012.  The top vote getter of each category will also be the winner of the netizen awards.

For the Top 10 Singers of 2012, we begin with 50 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 2012.  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.  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.  This year your total votes will count for 50%, while the other 50% will be based on the singers’ accumulated chart scores (complete details below).  The artist with the highest combined chart and voting scores will be crowned 2012 Artist Of The Year. (Please note that the voting list is for the top 10 singers are those with more than 1 year in the industry.  Rookies will compete separately for the rookies award.  We have mistakenly included B.A.P on the voting list.  Unfortunately we have to remove them from the voting now.  We apologize to fans who have voted for B.A.P so far.)

Apart from the Top 10 Singers award, the awards below are based solely on our music chart rankings.  Here are the nominees:

Song of the Year: The song that accumulated the highest overall score on our music chart. We are going to post the top 50 songs of 2012, and the No. 1 song will be crowned Song of the Year.  Note that if an artist has more than one song in the top 50, the song with the highest score will get ranked, so each artist can only have one song in the year end ranking.  These six songs have the highest total chart score in 2012:

2NE1 – I Love You

Ailee – 보여줄게 (I Will Show You)

K.Will – 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…)

Orange Caramel – 립스틱 (Lipstick)

PSY -강남스타일 (Gangnam Style)

SISTAR – Loving U

  

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:

BoA Vol. 7

Busker Busker Vol. 1

K.Will Vol. 3 Part 1

Orange Caramel Vol. 1

PSY Vol. 6 Part 1

SISTAR Summer Special Album – Loving U

  

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. Mini-album also includes EP’s and singles which can be sold in record stores physically. The nominees are:

Ailee 1st mini-album – Invitation

BEAST 5th mini-album – Midnight Sun

Big Bang 5th mini-album – Alive

G-Dragon 1st mini-album – One Of A Kind

miss A – Independent Woman, Part III

T-ara 5th mini-album – Funky Town

  **Vote for your favorite singers of 2012!**

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

BEAST

Big Bang

Busker Busker

FT Island

Noel

Teen Top

  

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

2NE1

miss A

Orange Caramel

SISTAR

T-ara

Wonder Girls

  

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

G-Dragon

Huh Gak

John Park

K.Will

Lee Hyun

PSY

  

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

Baek Ji Young

BoA

Ga In

G.NA

IU

Son Dam Bi

  **Vote for your favorite singers of 2012!**

Top New Artist (Gold, Silver, Bronze): The new artist who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees are:

15&

Ailee

B.A.P

Baek Ah Yeon

Juniel

Lee Ha Yi

  

Top Digital Single: Digital singles have become a popular trend in Korean music. We want to recognize the digital single which received the highest charted scores in 2012. The nominees are:

2NE1 – I Love You

Brave Guys – I 돈 Care (I Don’t (Money) Care)

Byul  – 귀여워 (So Cute (with 10cm Kwon Jung Yeol))

Davichi – 남자도 우나요 (Do Men Cry?)

Lee Ha Yi – 1,2,3,4

Yangpa, Davichi, Hanna – 사랑은 다 그런거래요 (Love Is All The Same)

  

Top Mixed Group or Male-Female Collaborations: Due to the lack of mixed groups, we have combined it with the duet award.  The nominees are:

Baek Ji Young (feat. BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung) – Good Boy

Geeks (feat. SISTAR’s Soyu) – Officially Missing You, Too

Huh Gak & Zi-A – I Need You

HyunA (feat. Maboos) – Ice Cream

Mighty Mouth (feat. Soya) – 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy)

Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker

  

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

Huh Gak –한사람 (One Person, from KBS Drama “Big”)

Lee Hyun – 가슴이 시린 게 (My Heart Ache, from SBS Drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity”)

Lee Jong Hyun (CN Blue) – 내 사랑아 (My Love, from SBS Drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity”)

Lyn -시간을 거슬러 (Back In Time, from MBC drama “The Moon That Embraces The Sun”)

Seo In Kook & Jung Eun Ji – All For You (from tVn drama “Answer Me 1997”)

Tae Yeon -미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy, from MBC Drama “The King 2Hearts”)

  

Last but not least, the prestigious Chart Champion award, given to the singer with the highest chart scores in 2012.

**Vote for your favorite singers of 2012!**

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

50% from fan voting

50% 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 52 weeks) in 2011.  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 4 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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