2009 Soompi Gayo Awards Show – Nominees

2009-12-18 09:23:40 2012-12-14 07:14:15

The 2009 Soompi Gayo Award Show is upon us.
This year it will be held again on New Year’s Eve, December
31
. In case you don’t know the history, this is already the
5th year we are organizing this event to recognize the top performers
in Korean music. S Radio Club will broadcast this
event live, playing the top hit songs of 2009 and announcing the
winners of each category. The show will begin at 7:00
EST
and it will last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Be sure to tune in
and witness your favorite singers taking home more awards before the
new year begins.
 
There are 3 new awards
added this year:
 
1. Chart
Champion Award
– given to the one artist who scores the most
accumulated points on our weekly music charts in 2009. This is similar
to the Dae Sang award in the past or “artist of the year” many shows
are calling it now, and is considered very prestigious. All artists,
including rookies, are eligible for this award.
 

2. Best mixed group – there aren’t too
many mixed groups in Korea now but they should be recognized as well.
Like the other artist award categories, there will be 3 awards (gold,
silver, bronze) to be presented.
 

3. Best male-female duets or
collaborations
– co-ed collaborations have become an
increasingly popular trend in today’s k-pop music. Unlike the mixed
groups, these songs are considered one-off collaborations between
artists. One award will be presented.
 

Voting
– Like last year, we’ll announce the top 10 singers
of 2009 at the end of the awards show, and you will be voting for this
award from a pool of 25 singers. Your vote will count
40% (more details from below) this year. We used to
incorporate album sales into consideration. However, album sales
figures are no longer readily accessible by the general public now. So
we are going to increase the fan voting score. All other awards are
based solely on our soompi weekly music chart
scores.
 
Top 10
singers:
We select 25 singers (names in alphabetical order)
who have been in the music industry for more than 1 year. Newcomers
don’t qualify for this award. These 25 singers received the highest
scores combined on our weekly music chart in 2009. After adding your
votes, 10 of them will become our top 10 singers of
2009:

2PM
8Eight
Baek
Ji Young
Big Bang
Bobby
Kim
Brown Eyed
Girls
Davichi
FT Island
IU
K
Will
Kara
Kim Tae
Woo
Lee Seung Chul
Lee Seung Ki
Lee
Ssang
MC
Mong
Outsider
Park Hyo Shin
SG
Wannabe
SHINee
SNSD
Son
Dam Bi
SS501
Super
Junior
Wheesung


The
calculation method of the Top 10 singers is as
follows:
 
60% from our weekly
music chart scores
, adjusted for competition, seasonal, and
positional 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, I 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 –
0.010


40% from fan
voting
– that’s where your vote comes in, so get on
it! [vote
here
]
You can make a difference! Be sure to vote for
your favorite singers or who you think deserves to win the Top 10
singers award. Like last year, each member can vote for 3 singers. Your
first choice will receive 5 points, 2nd choice 3 points, and 3rd choice
1 point. Each member can only vote once, and you cannot repeat your
choice. Should we discover any foul play, we reserve the right to
abandon the results of the voting. The deadline of the voting
is December 27, 11:59pm EST
.
 

Because our weekly music charts use sources from all major
music charts in Korea (Air Monitor Chart, MNet M!Countdown, Hottracks
weekly sales, Chart Korea, SBS Inki Gayo Take 7 plus its internet
ranking, MBC weekly singles chart, KBS Music Bank K-Chart, MTV Korea
weekly gayo chart, various internet charts, and also gasoo appearances
on gayo shows), we expect to get an accurate result for our
awards.   
 
 

NOMINEES:   
 
   

 
Apart from the top 10 singers award, the
awards below are based on our music chart performances only. Fan voting
will not be included. However, members can participate on a prediction
contest and 2 winners will get a prize.
 

Song of the year (one award) – The song
that accumulated the highest overall score on our music chart. We are
going to count down the top 20 songs of 2009, and the No. 1 song will
be crowned “Song of the year”. These 6 songs have the highest total
chart score in 2009, and they are the nominees:

2NE1 – I Don’t
Care

     
Brown Eyed Girls –
Abracadabra

     
Kim Tae Woo – 사랑비 (Love
Rain)
     
Outsider – 외톨이
(Loner)
     
SG Wannabe – 사랑해 (I Love
You)
     
SNSD –
Gee

     

Album
of the year (one award)
– 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:

8Eight Vol. 3 – The Golden Age
(Repackaged
Version)
     
Brown Eyed Girls Vol. 3 – Sound
G

     
Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 – Mutopia
(Repackaged
Version)
     
MC Mong Vol. 5 – Horror Show
(Repackaged
Album)
     
Outsider Vol. 2 –
Maestro

     
Super Junior Vol. 3 – Sorry Sorry
(Version C)
     

Mini-album
of the year (one award)
– 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. The nominees are:

2NE1 1st
mini-album

     
2PM – 2:00 PM Time For
Change

     
4minute – For
Muzik

     
Davichi – Davichi In
Wonderland

     
Kara – 2nd mini-album: Pretty
Girl

     
Kim Tae Woo –
T-Virus

     

Top
male group singer of 2009 (3 awards – Gold, Silver, Bronze)

The male group who accumulated the highest chart scores. The nominees
are:

2PM : FT Island : Lee Ssang : SHINee : SS501 :
Super
Junior

 
Top
female group singer of 2009 (3 awards – Gold, Silver, Bronze)

– The female group who accumulated the highest chart scores. The
nominees are:

Brown Eyed Girls : Davichi : Gavy NJ : Kara : See
Ya
: SNSD

 

Top mixed group singer of 2009 (3 awards – Gold,
Silver, Bronze)
– The co-ed group who accumulated the highest
chart scores. The nominees are:

8Eight : Cherry
Filter
:
Clazziquai:
Cool:
Koyote:
Rumble
Fish

 

Top male singer of 2009 (3 awards – Gold, Silver,
Bronze)
– The male soloist who accumulated the highest chart
scores. The nominees are:

K Will:Kim
Tae Woo
:Lee Seung
Chul
:MC Mong:Outsider:
Wheesung

 

Top female singer of 2009 (3 awards – Gold, Silver,
Bronze)
– The female soloist who accumulated the highest
chart scores. The nominees are:

Baek Ji
Young
:Hwa
Yobi
:IU:
Lyn:Son Dam
Bi
:
Younha

 

Top newcomer of 2009 (3 awards: Gold, Silver,
Bronze)
– The newcomer who accumulated the highest chart
scores. The nominees are:

2NE1* : 4minute :
After School : F(x) :
MBLAQ :
T-Ara 
*Note: members’ solo hits will not count
as group hits.

 

Top digital single of 2009 (1 award)
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 2009. The nominees are:

2NE1 –
Fire

     
4minute – Hot
Issue

     
See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara – 여성시대
(Women’s
Generation)
     
T-Ara – 거짓말
(Lie)

     
T-Ara / Cho Shin Sung – TTL / TTL Listen
2

     
Wheesung –
Insomnia

     

Top
male-female duets or collaborations (1 award)
– Just like
digital singles, co-ed collaborations have become an increasingly
popular trend in today’s k-pop music. Unlike the mixed groups, these
songs are considered one-off collaborations between artists. The
nominees are:

Baek Ji Young (with 2PM Taec Yeon) – 내 귀에 캔디
(Candy To My Ear)
   
Big Bang & 2NE1 –
Lollipop

     
Kim Kyung Rok (with Jewelry Baby-J) – 이젠 남이야
(We Are Now
Strangers)
     
Mighty Mouth (with Han Ye Sul) –
연애특강
(Crash Course In
Love)
     
One Two (with Seo In Young) – 못된 여자 II
(Bad Woman
2)
     
T-Ara / Cho Shin Sung – TTL / TTL Listen
2

     

Top
Drama / Movie OST song of 2009 (1 award)
– Songs from a drama
or movie that received the highest scores on our chart. The nominees
are:

Baek Ji Young – 잊지 말아요 (Don’t
Forget: KBS Drama “IRIS”
OST)
     
Davichi – Hot Stuff (KBS Drama
“Hello Miss”
OST)
     
Kim Bum Soo – 슬픔보다 더 슬픈 이야기 (A
Story Sadder Than Sadness: Movie “A Story Sadder Than Sadness”
OST)
     
Lee Seung Chul – 그런 사람 또 없습니다
(There Is No Other Person Like That: Movie “A Story Sadder
Than Sadness”
OST)
     
SS501 – 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I’m
Stupid: KBS Drama “Boys Over Flower”
OST)
     
T-Max – 파라다이스 (Paradise: KBS Drama
“Boys Over Flower”
OST)
     

Don’t forget to [vote here] [vote here] [vote here] [vote here] [vote here] [vote here]!!