From 15 to 24 Oct, JoyNews24 conducted a survey among 200 experts in Korean entertainment industry, including employees of entertainment companies and experienced music producers and journalists. According to the survey:
BTS was the winner of “The best KPOP brand in 2017” with a huge amount of profit. 7 boys received 82 votes from the experts.
Wanna One ranked second with 45 votes, followed by SM Entertainment with third place and 20 votes. EXO was on the forth place with 15 votes while “Produce 101” of Mnet ranked fifth with 14 votes.
Big Bang got 6 votes while IU, G-Dragon, YG Entertainment ans TWICE received 3 votes for each. The votes left were divided for Cube Entertainment, Pledis Entertainment, CJ E&M, JYP Entertainment, NU’EST…
When the experts were requested to vote for “The best KPOP artist in 2017”, JoyNews24 revealed that this was a tense competition between Wanna One and BTS. At the end, Wanna One got 50 votes, which helped them to rank first in experts’ hearts. Meanwhile, BTS ranked second with total 44 votes.
IU was on the third place with 18 votes while fourth place were divided equally for TWICE and Bolbbalgan4 with 4 votes/group.
8 votes were what Yoon Jong Shin got and 4 votes were EXO’s. Heize and Sunmi were also voted by 3 experts while other votes were given to MAMAMOO, Davichi, The Black Skirts, Lee Hyori, Zico, Penomeco, BTOB…
The winner of “The best song in 2017” was “Like It” of Yoon Jong Shin. This hit ballad got 49 votes from the experts.
“Pick Me” from “Produce 101 season 2” ranked second with 45 votes. Moreover, Wanna One’s “Energetic” and “Never” also got 3 and 2 votes in turn.
Back to leading places, “You, Clouds, Rain” of Heize ranked third with 19 votes while “Red Flavor” of Red Velvet was on the forth place with 13 votes.
Some artists even had better performances when they had more than 2 songs to be voted. “Through the Night” of IU got 12 votes, while “Autumn Morning” got 4, and “Palette” got 1. “Signal” of TWICE received 3 votes and “Knock Knock” received 2.
“Gashina” of Sunmi was voted by 5 experts while the hit movie soundtrack of Ailee named “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow” and recently published “Some” of Bolbbalgan4 got 4 votes. Moreover, “DNA” of BTS, “Ko Ko Bop” of EXO, “If It Was You” of Jung Seung Hwan and “Beautiful” của Crush got 2 votes/song.
Are you satisfied with the votes of the experts in Korean entertainment industry?