This is our seventh annual Soompi Gayo Awards event to recognize the top performers in Korean music in 2011, and we promise this year’s awards will be the best. Once again, the 2011 Soompi Gayo Awards will be announced on New Year's Eve, December 31.
To take this award to the next level, we are proud to partner with MYX TV for the first time this year, and they will broadcast the award show on January 10, 2012.
As always, we take pride in achieving a fair result by utilizing many different sources for our music chart. We expect these awards to be given to the artists whose songs achieved the highest popularity in Korea this year. The awards categories will be the same as last year, except we merge the mixed group and duet awards into one single award. Once again, you, the fans, will vote for the Top 10 Singers of 2011!
For the Top 10 Singers of 2011, you will be voting from 40 singers who have been in the music industry for more than one year and have received the highest scores combined on our weekly music chart in 2011. From this pool, you can vote for three singers. Your first choice will receive five points, second choice three points, and third choice one point. Like last year, each member can vote every 24 hours. If we discover any cheating, we reserve the right to abandon the results of the voting. The voting deadline is December 28, 11:59 PM PST. Your votes will count for 40%, while the other 60% will be based on the singers' accumulated chart scores (complete details below).
Apart from the Top 10 Singers award, the awards below are based on our music chart performances only. Here are the nominees:( NOMINEES AFTER THE CUTCollapse )