“2013 Melon Awards” Announces Its Top 10 Artist and Other Award Nominees


The top 10 most popular K-pop artist of 2013 have been revealed. 

On October 29, Loen Entertainment and MBC Plus Media revealed the “2013 Melon Music Award Top 10.” The top 10 artists are: EXO, G-Dragon, SHINee, Beast, Sistar, IU, Ailee, Dynamic Duo, Davichi, and Busker Busker

These talented artists were chosen the results of 20% online voting and 80% music chart numbers. The first round received over 1.74 million online votes. All ten artists will move on to the second round of online voting that will take place until November 13. 

The other awards and their nominees:

Best Album: EXO’s “XOXO,” G-Dragon’s “Coup D-Etat,” SHINee’s “Dream Girl,” IU’s “Modern Times,” Busker Busker’s “2nd Album,” Cho Yong Pil’sHello,” Huh Gak‘s “Little Giant,” Lee Hyori‘s “Monochrome,” and Dynamic Duo’s “Lucky Number

Best New Artist:  Lim Kim, Roy Kim, BTS, History, and Ladies Code

Best Global Artist: 2NE1, EXO, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior-M, and PSY

Hot Trend Award: Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar,” PSY’s Gentleman,” Hyungdon & Daejun‘s “Hemansahang,” Rose Motel‘s “Long Time Lover,” and UV‘s “Because of You” 

For a complete list of awards and nominees, check out the “2013 Melon Awards” website. The winners will be announced during the broadcast of “2013 Melon Awards” on November 14. the show will be streamed live on YouTube and MBC Music.