The top 10 artists of “2014 Melon Music Award (MMA)” were unveiled. Out of the 10 teams, 4 were from YG Entertainment. Certainly a successful year for the agency.
The top 10 artists announced on Oct 30 were 2NE1, EXO, god, WINNER, Girl’s Day, Beast, Sistar, IU, AKDONG MUSICIAN, and TAEYANG. These artists were finalized 20% by the 2-week online voting and 80% by music scores.
Other boy bands EXO, Beast, and the reunited team after 12 years, god, were also listed. Girl groups also showed their power as 2NE1, Girl’s Day and Sistar were listed as well. WINNER and AKDONG MUSICIAN, dubbed the monster rookies, were also on the list. Solo singers TAEYANG and IU also proved their popularity on the list.
So it turns out that 4 out of 10 artists belong to YG Entertainment. AKDONG MUSICIAN and WINNER each dominated charts in the first and second half of the year respectively. They each released a full album for their debut. 2NE1 and BIGBANG’s TAEYANG also promoted their music actively with full albums.
Apart from these top 10 awards, nominees were announced for awards like New Artists, Netizen’s Favorite and Hot Trend.
The 2nd round online voting will last until Nov 12, to pick the awardees for more awards among the top 10. There are awards like Best Artist, Best Song and Album, which will be announced at the 2014 MMA on Nov 13.