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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Experts vote on the best song, artist, producer of 2018 + the rising artists to watch out for

To wrap up the year, DongA Ilbo surveyed entertainment experts on the best song, artist, producer, and more of 2018. A total of 21 figures including agency directors, producers, music critics, and more participated in the survey. 

Check out the results below! 

Best Song of the Year


1. iKON "Love Scenario"

2. Black Pink "DDU-DU DDU-DU"

3. BTS "Fake Love"

Best Artist 


1. BTS

2. IU

3. TWICE

4. Cho Yong Pil

5. Jay Park 


Best Composer 

1. Teddy

2. Black Eyed Pilseung 

3. Shinsadong Tiger, Yoon Jong Shin (Tie)

Best Producer 

1. Bang Si Hyuk

2. Teddy

3. Pdogg 

4. Lee Soo Man 


Artist to Watch


1. (G)I-DLE

2. NU'EST, Stray Kids, IZ*ONE, NCT, Shaun, Nafla, Haon, Yang Da Il, Yura, George (Tie)

Producer/Composer to Watch

1. Zico

2. GroovyRoom

3. (G)I-DLE's Soyeon


Entertainment Producer with the Highest Expected Growth in 2019

1. Big Hit Entertainment 

2. Pledis Entertainment

3. YG Entertainment (+ The Black Label)

4. SM Entertainment, Brand New Music

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kpoplove83 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

i dont actually think big hit will have the highest growth.... they already grew so much this year that it would be hard to have the highest again because that means they will have to beat out JYP who grew by over 100% this year (among others) with big hit already making such a large amount of money- growing by over 100% would be nearly impossible. and with BTS at their peak right now, unless they have another group debut in 2019 that has the exact same success, it would be hard to pull off. there is only so much money to be had from one group. so unless he plans on having them tour EVERY SINGLE DAY next year, they can't earn that much more money than they did this year.

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Ohboy69 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

So best means the most popular... I get it when it's fans voting, they just vote for their biases, but producers should know better.

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