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Korean Music Awards 2013 – Predictions Outcome

Yesterday the winners of the 10th Korean Music Awards were announced. Leading up to the event, Sangha, Chris and Anna all shared their predictions and during a few weeks Korean Indie readers were invited to do the same. It seems this year was a bit more predictable than the last:

Category Winner Sangha’s predictions Chris’ predictions Anna’s predictions Readers’ predictions
Album of the Year 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly/ Lowdown 30 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly/ Primary
Song of the Year Psy Psy Psy Psy Psy
Artist of the Year Psy Psy Psy Psy Psy
Rookie of the Year 404 Busker Busker Busker Busker Busker Busker Busker Busker
Rock Album Jeong Cha Sik Lowdown 30 - Lowdown 30 Lowdown 30
Rock Song Jeong Cha Sik Kim Dae Jung Kim Dae Jung Kim Dae Jung Gate Flowers/ Yellow Monsters/ Jeong Cha Sik
Modern Rock Album 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly/ Smacksoft 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly
Modern Rock Song 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly 3rd Line Butterfly The Electric Eels
Pop Album Busker Busker Choi Baek Ho - Yoon Young Bae Busker Busker
Pop Song Busker Busker (“여수 밤바다”) Busker Busker (“여수 밤바다”) Busker Busker Busker Busker (“여수 밤바다”) Busker Busker (“벚꽃엔딩”)
Dance/ Electronica Album Glen Check f(x) G-Dragon f(x) Glen Check
Dance/ Electronica Song f(x) (“Electric Shock”) Psy Psy Psy Psy
Rap/Hip Hop Album Soriheda Primary Primary Primary Primary
Rap/Hip Hop Song G-Dragon Primary/G-Dragon Primary G-Dragon Primary
R&B/Soul Album Naul Naul Jay Park/ Junggigo Naul/Junggigo Urban Zakapa
R&B/Soul Song Naul Naul Lee Hi/Primary Junggigo Naul
Jazz Album Wonsool Lee Francesca Han - Kang Tae Hwan Kang Tae Hwan
Crossover Album Jambinai Jung Jaeil - Jung Jaeil Jambinai
Jazz/Crossover Performance Kang Tae Hwan Jambinai Jambinai Jambinai Jambinai
Film/TV Music Nameless Gangster Nameless Gangster - The Heaven is Only Open to the Single ! Forest of Time
Correct guesses: 9.5 4.5 7.5 7.83

The reader with the most correct guesses was RL White who got 13/20, closely followed by Sovandi with 12/20 guesses right. Average number of correct guesses among readers were 6.25. With a total of 48 readers trying their luck, the most collectively successful guess was Busker Busker for Best Pop Album where 37 readers got it right. The most surprising win of the awards appears to have been 404 that won Rookie of the Year – correctly guessed only by Lillie, who was the reader that succeeded the best with the guesses last year.

As it turns out the 10th KMA Nominees CD we were hoping for is not actually for sale, first price will instead be a US$20 gift certificate at YesAsia.

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