Rookie of the Year
Akdong Musician
Their single "Foreigner’s Confession" has placed them in the top 10 on the Gaon Chart National Digital Singles and in the top 30 on Melon Music Awards.
BTS is the rookie group that's got all the idol requirements down: dancing, singing, rapping, and of course, squeal-worthy good looks.
Appeared in serveral hip-hop songs as guest vocalist, Bumkey made his solo debut this year. His smooth R&B voice is getting rave reviews. Released two songs and both made the top 10.
Made their second comeback this year with their single "What Am I to You?" showing fans a new side of them with the appearance of the bad boy look. The song has made it on top of the music charts.
Jung Joon Young
Top 3 of Superstar K4. Released his first solo mini-album with the top 10 hit "The Sense Of An Ending." Also particpated in the popular variety show "We Got Married."
Ladies' Code
The most popular rookie idol group on our chart, released two mini-albums and the song "Pretty Pretty" from their second mini-album went to the top 5.
Made their official debut from their album "Skirmish,’ which features title track "Mama Beat." The song placed them in the top 10 on the Korean Music Chart.
Lim Kim
The female half of the mixed duo "Two Months," Lim Kim's folk pop style is very refreshing in K-Pop. Her song "All Right" spent two weeks in the top three this summer, and she has been a chart regular ever since.
Yoo Seung Woo
Superstar K4’s music genius Yoo Seung Woo came out with his first mini album from CJ E&M composing all of the songs himself. His single "Hello" made the top on Gaon charts.
Yoo Sung Eun
Voice Korea 2012 finalist made her debut this year. Well known for her powerful voice and mentored by Baek Ji Young, Yoo Sung Eun had two top 10 songs "Be OK" and "Healing."