Just like other big awarding ceremonies like MAMA and AAA, Melon Music Award has opened a vote on various categories such as “Best Artist” and “Best Album”. The voting will close on December 1st, the music platform will go on with their work of choosing the winners.
As Melon has opened a vote, they also picked the top 10 nominees they’ve chosen. They have considered various the musicians, not only the well-known ones but also those who have created something great. They’ve also considered most importantly, how much people loved and listened to songs. Idol groups seemed to have overruled various charts in other awards. However, long-lived musicians, indie-bands as well as hip-hop groups have been taking big parts in Melon Music Awards since it has a wide age range of users.
But again, the TOP 10 is, after all, the ones made the most influence and therefore, there is no point of arguing on why the list is full of idol groups. So, shall we meet the ten groups Melon have chosen?
#1 – Red Velvet
It’s no exaggeration to say, 2017 was the year of Red Velvet. Red Velvet had made so many hits not only in music but on television programs. Though they were the most common guests on programs, whenever they were invited as guests, the viewer rate soared high. Also, the reality “Level Up” was not a bad start for a first reality program. As for their music, only by looking at the two titles, ‘Rookie’ and ‘Red Flavor’, we know that they’ve hit the K-pop scene hard.
#2 – BTS
BTS, the boys that would never let us down in anyway. Their music, the reputation they are building outside Korea, all the collaboration work with worldly-renowned artists. BTS did not show much prominence on TV programs, but they sure did in the music industry. BTS is no longer an ordinary idol group, but they have grown into a group of serious musicians who can create.
#3 – bolbbalgan4
It’s amazing how the two young girls were able to break through the thick layer of idols only by their music. It is a rare case for a band, an acoustic band to make such large boom in a short period. Not only is their music loved in Korea, they are also well acknowledged in other countries as well though they’ve never aimed to go so broad.
#4 – BIG BANG
It was a complicated year for BIG BANG. The group did not have many performances together, rather they have been and still are working individually. There were some heartbreaking news to fans and made people to assume the downturn of their fame. However, the legend has survived and is continuing on their work of building the legacy.
#5 – IU
Aside from Red Velvet, 2017 was also the year of IU. IU has produced and released amazing tracks continuously, intoxicating the crowd with quality music. While she wasn’t working on her music, she appeared on a JTBC TV program and made people fall in love with her more by showing who she really is. Overall, IU was one great trend maker of 2017 not only in music but also in diverse fields.
#6 – EXO
Though EXO only released one album and performed two major songs on stages. They were never missed on any lists. Not only were they not missed, they took the highest or higher ranks.
#7 – Wanna One
The result of one massive storm called “Produce 101” had left the group Wanna One. Wanna One, though they have only been performing for few months and will only perform for only next few months, their heat was and is and will never cool down. There was never in the history of K-Pop where such huge number of people came together in such a short period to cheer widely for a group.
#8 – WINNER
WINNER was always loved and their music was always great. However, what triggered their popularity that they have today was TV variety programs members did this year. Song MinHo, especially played a big role in gathering more fans through The Journey to the West. Their great music started to be recognized more as they were acknowledged through TV programs,
# 9 – TWICE
Though there were continuous controversies, TWICE has been consistent with their music color. People started to accept the bright addictive energy their music has. Not only did their music made huge hits, everything they do, wear and say made the headlines of everyday entertainment news.
# 10 -Heize
The second solo musician among piles of idols. The music Heize released and made created a new trend in music. The new fresh air in K-Music turned out to be a typhoon that would change the fashion of entire K-Music.
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