Industry Reps Vote For Artists They're Looking Forward To In 2020

Media outlet News1 conducted a survey on 21 industry representatives including agency staff, broadcasting producers, and songwriters about the artist they’re looking forward to the most in 2020.

The results were announced on January 4, and SEVENTEEN and (G)I-DLE came in at the top with two votes each.

A respondent who voted for SEVENTEEN shared, “SEVENTEEN’s growth in 2019 was notable. They had their world tour [this year], and next year, they will be going on a tour around North America and Europe. They even have a Japanese dome tour planned, so I’m anticipating their promotions next year.”

Regarding (G)I-DLE, one respondent said, “I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of performances and appearances (G)I-DLE will show next year after their growth through ‘Queendom.'” Another respondent shared, “(G)I-DLE generated lots of buzz each week with Mnet’s survival program ‘Queendom,’ and since leader Soyeon’s songwriting and producing skills are being acknowledged, I’m looking forward to what they’ll be showing in the future.”

Below are the artists that were chosen by the industry representatives:

  • SEVENTEEN (2 votes)
  • (G)I-DLE (2 votes)
  • Gaho and JUNE (1 vote)
  • Kim Soo Chan (1 vote)
  • Rocket Punch (1 vote)
  • Park Jin Young (1 vote)
  • BTS (1 vote)
  • VERIVERY (1 vote)
  • VICTON (1 vote)
  • Song Ga In (1 vote)
  • SOLE (1 vote)
  • SuperM (1 vote)
  • IU (1 vote)
  • AB6IX (1 vote)
  • Oh My Girl (1 vote)
  • ITZY (1 vote)
  • TXT (1 vote)
  • Dvwn (1 vote)
  • Idols who debuted between 2015 and 2016 (1 vote)

The following industry representatives participated in the survey:

CP Kwon Yong Taek (KBS), Kwon Chang Hyun (Music K Entertainment), Kim Do Hoon (songwriter), Kim Sang Ho (JYP Entertainment), Kim Sook Kyung (Jellyfish Entertainment), Kim Yeon Soo (Pledis Entertainment), Kim Ji Won (SM Entertainment), Kim Jin Woo (RBW), Rhymer (Brand New Music), Baek Chang Joo (C-JeS Entertainment), Yoon Young Ro (Cre.Ker Entertainment), Lee Sang Chul (Santa Music), Lee Young Joon (Woollim Entertainment), Lee Won Min (WM Entertainment), Jung Jin Ho (Big Hit Entertainment), Jo Sung Wan (FNC Entertainment), Jo Young Chul (Mystic Story), Choi Kyu Sang (Amoeba Culture), PD Choi Min Geun (MBC), Choi Sung Pil (Play M Entertainment), Hong Il Hwa (Cube Entertainment)

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