This weekend brought with it some surprising changes in the rankings of our end-of-the-year, “Best of K-Pop Awards” polls.
In the category of “Best K-Pop Song of the Year,” 2PM’s “My House” continues to dominate, bringing in 32.17% of the votes while GOT7’s “Just Right” holds steady in second with 20.28% and BTS’ “I Need U” remains in third with 17.58%.
While the rankings in this category’s Top Three hasn’t changed much over the weekend, that can’t be said for the remaining positions within the Top Ten. Jumping up three spots, EXO’s “Love Me Right” claims fourth with 5.37% of the votes. In similar fashion, Big Bang’s “Bang Bang Bang” jumps up four places to take fifth with 5.2%. With so many songs climbing up the ranks, Super Junior’s “Magic” drops t sixth with 5.07% of the votes but with a mere 0.3% separating fourths and sixth, one has to wonder if these rankings will hold.
Dropping to seventh, SHINee’s “View” holds 3.32% of the votes while INFINITE’s “Bad” falls to eighth with 1.58% and VIXX’s “Love Equation” moves down one place, into ninth, with 1.53% of the votes. Bringing in a mere 0.01% more votes than Jung Yong Hwa’s “One Fine Day,” the Wonder Girls’ “I Feel You” makes a surprising jump in the Top Ten with 1.1% of the votes.
Competition in the category of “Best K-Pop Group of the Year” continues to be fierce as GOT7 manages to hang onto first with 35.7% of the votes. However TVXQ isn’t ready to give up this fight just yet as they claim 34.1% of the votes as their own. 2PM continues to hold onto third with 11.93% of the votes.
Holding steady in fourth, BTS brings in 5.8% of the votes while Big Bang makes an impressive 3-position jump into fifth by claiming 5% of the votes. Making a surprise appearance in this category’s Top Ten, Girls’ Generation takes sixth with 2.31% of the votes, coming in a good 1.09% higher than SHINee, who falls to seventh with 1.22% of the votes. Falling 2 places, VIXX comes in eighth with 0.7% of the votes while FT Island falls to ninth with 0.52% and INFINITE manages to hold onto tenth with 0.48%. However, with 0.43% of the votes going to CNBLUE and 0.41% going to Shinhwa, one does wonder if there won’t be a change within the Top Ten before the polls close later today. As we’ve already seen, anything’s possible!
In the category of “Best K-Pop Artist of the Year,” TVXQ continues to dominate as U-Know Yunho holds onto first with 27.11% of the votes and Max Changmin keeps a tight grasp on second with 11.52%. 2PM’s Nickhun continues to hold onto third with 8.78% of the votes however, GOT7’s BamBam, is closing in fast, with 7.85%.
While BamBam makes a play for a spot in the Top Three, 2PM’s Wooyoung continues to hold fifth with 5.27%. Making a surprise appearance in the Top Ten, G-Dragon claims #6 as his own by bringing in 4.05% of the votes. Meanwhile GOT’s Jackson falls to seventh with 3.87% of the votes. Dropping into eighth, 2PM’s Junho brings in 3.54% of the votes while band-mate Taecyeon falls to ninth with 2.71% and the group’s leader, Jun.K falls to tenth with 2.52% of the votes.
In the category of “Best K-Pop Rookie Group,” TWICE keeps a firm grasp on first, coming in with 36.52% of the votes. SEVENTEEN continues to hold onto second with 19.14% while DAY6 remains in third with 16.35%.
Bringing in 12.76% of the votes, iKON claims #4 as their own, knocking Monsta X down to fifth. With 6% of the votes going to Monsta X, the group holds a fairly significant lead over UP10TION, who holds steady in sixth with 3.53% of the votes. N.Flying remains in seventh with 1.91% of the votes while G-Friend stays steady in ninth with 1.72%. CLC overtakes ninth with 1.19% of the votes while Oh My Girl falls to tenth with 0.88%.
There’s still time to cast your vote for all your favorites but you’d better do it fast! The polls for this year’s awards close in less than 24 hours so vote now , before it’s too late!