2NE1 nominated for the 2012 Melon Music Awards
2NE1 and label mates G-Dragon, Psy, and Big Bang have been nominated for the 2012 MelOn Music Awards Digital Generation Music Festival ”TOP 10”. The awards will be held on December 14th at Seoul’s Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park and broadcast live by MBC Music, MBC Everyone as well as on YouTube.
A representative for the awards has explained, “We plan to make it a music festival in which we look back at the music trends and where the beloved artists and musicians can hold exchanges.” In addition to the MelOn Music Awards Top 10, the ceremony will also name this year’s best artist, album, global artist and more. With the increased popularity of K-Pop all over the world, the Global Star Award will be awarded based on YouTube view counts and popularity.
Starting on November 15th MelOn will open the voting polls, on their website, for fans to vote for this year’s Top 10 artists.ROUND 1 VOTING ENDS ON VOTING ENDS ON NOVEMBER 28TH. A second poll will be open between November 29th and December 13th to decide the final category winners.
Currently 2ne1 is in 17th Place in voting. Unfortunately, only fans with a Korean SS# or Alien Registration # can vote for the Mel0n Awards. Mel0n is based (80%) digital sales and (20%) online votes. As we all know 2NE1 did outstanding on Mel0n in sales, so don’t worry too much.
For this second (and final) round of voting, the criteria is again the same as during the Top 10 voting. The final winner will be determined by a combined score from digital sales (80%) and voting (20%).
Recall that last year 2NE1 won ‘Album of the Year‘ at the Mel0n awards. During phase one of the voting 2ne1 only manages to reach 12th place but their great digital numbers propelled them into the Melon TOp 10 making them eligible for the major awards.
Having only promoted one song in 2012, it may be difficult for 2Ne1 to win any awards, however, we will still continue to support our girls regardless of the number of trophies they take home.
Check out teaser for this year’s show :