K-Pop stars flocked to the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium on December 14th to attend the '2012 MelOn Music Awards'.
The awards show, which began in 2009 and is now entering its 4th year, established itself as one of the big four music awards ceremonies in South Korea alongside the 'Mnet Asian Music Awards', 'Golden Disk Awards', and 'Seoul Music Awards'.
The award winners of the top '2012 MelOn Music Awards' were chosen by calculating the number of downloads and streams (80%) as well as online votes (20%) with the exception of: the Global Artist Award (50% YouTube score & 50% online votes), and Netizen Popularity Award (20% downloads and streams & 80% online votes), as well as the Songwriter Award and MBC Music Star Awards (special judge votes).
The 2012 event was hosted by B2ST's Kikwang, INFINITE's Woohyun, Moon Hee Jun (H.O.T), and Danny Ahn (g.o.d).
Check out the list of nominees and winners from this year's show below and the performances here! (Winners will be in bold.)
▲ 2012 Artist (Daesang)
Nominees: INFINITE | Big Bang | Busker Busker | IU | T-ara | Psy | Huh Gak | 2NE1 | SISTAR
▲ 2012 Album (Daesang)
Busker Busker - '1st Album'
Nominees: Big Bang - 'Alive' | IU - 'Last Fantasy' | Psy - '6th Album part 1' | Infinity Challenge - 'I Am a Singer in My Own Way' | Baek Ji Young - 'Good Boy' | SISTAR - 'Alone' | G-Dragon - 'One of A Kind' | Naul - 'Principal of My Soul' | Leessang - 'Unplugged'
▲ 2012 T-Store Best Song Award - Best Song of the Year (Daesang)
Psy - "Gangnam Style"
Nominees: Big Bang - "Fantastic Baby" | Trouble Maker - "Trouble Maker" | Busker Busker - "Cherry Blossom Ending" | IU - "You & I" | T-ara - "Sexy Love" | A Pink's Eunji & Seo In Guk - "All for You" | Huh Gak - "The Person Who Once Loved Me" | 2NE1 - "I Love You" | CNBLUE's Jonghyun - "My Love" | Wonder Girls - "Like This" | f(x) - "Electric Shock" | SISTAR - "Alone" | Ailee - "Heaven" | Juniel - "Illa Illa" | Lyn - "Back in Time" | Lee Hyun - "My Heartache" | Baek Ji Young - "Voice" | TaeTiSeo - "Twinkle" | 10cm - "Sorrow"
▲ 2012 Top 10 Artists
Nominees: Block B | Wonder Girls | TaeTiSeo | TEEN TOP | G-Dragon | f(x) | K.Will | Ailee | F.T. Island | BoA | Naul | Leessang | Ulala Session | Dynamic Duo | December | 10cm | Verbal Jint | Noel | Baek Ji Young | J.Y. Park
▲ 2012 Best New Artist - Rookie Award
Nominees: Lee Hi | Ulala Session | Juniel
▲ 2012 Global Artist - Global Star Award
Nominees: B2ST | Big Bang | SHINee | TaeTiSeo | 4minute | TVXQ | T-ara | Super Junior | G-Dragon | EXO-K | f(x) | SISTAR | 2NE1 | KARA | BoA | miss A | HyunA | Trouble Maker | NU'EST
▲ 2012 Netizen Popularity Award
B2ST - "Midnight"
Nominees: JYJ's Junsu (XIA) - "Love is like Snow" | TaeTiSeo - "Twinkle" | Big Bang - "Fantastic Baby" | Shinhwa - "Venus" | IU - "You & I" | KARA - "Pandora" | G-Dragon - "Crayon"
▲ 2012 Hot Trend
Trouble Maker - "Trouble Maker"
Nominees: Roy Kim & Jung Joon Young - "Becoming Dust" | Hyungdon & Daejoon - "The Song That Is Worse When You're Feeling Down" | Huh Gak & Zia - "I Need You" | Geeks feat. SISTAR's Soyu - "Officially Missing You, Too"
▲ 2012 Music Style Award - Best OST
A Pink's Eunji & Seo In Guk - "All For You" ('Reply 1997')
Nominees: Lyn - "Back in Time" ('The Moon that Embraces The Sun') | CNBLUE's Jonghyun - "My Love" ('Gentlemen's Class') | Huh Gak - "One Person" ('Big') | Noel - "To Live" ('Padam Padam')
▲ 2012 Music Style Award - Best Rock
Nell - "The Day Before"
Nominees: CNBLUE - "Hey You" | F.T. Island - "Severely" | 10cm - "Fine and Thank You" | Rubber Fish - "Dont Live Like That"
▲ 2012 Music Style Award - Best Rap/Hiphop
Dynamic Duo - "Without You"
Nominees: Epik High - "Its Cold" | Verbal Jint - "Pretty Enough" | Leessang - "Someday" | Primary - "See Through"
▲ 2012 Music Style Award - Best R&B/Ballad
K.Will - "Please Don't"
Nominees: Ailee - "Heaven" | 2AM - "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" | Baek Ji Young - "Voice" | Noel - "Fading Away"
▲ 2012 MBC Music Star Award
Super Junior's Shindong & Kim Shin Young of 'Show Champion'
▲ 2012 Songwriter Award
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
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