K-Colors of Korea – a German magazine dedicated to South Korean culture holds an annual award ceremony called the ‘So Loved Awards’. This allows the European popularity of K-Music, K-Dramas, Choreography and more to be shown.

There was a very large variety shown in the results!

Best Band (Female)
1. 2NE1 (45.2%)
2. f(x) (12.5%)
3. Secret (7.7%)

Best Band (Male)
1. Big Bang (30.4%)
2. Super Junior (22.6%)
3. SHINee (10.9%)

Solo Artist (Female)
1. G.NA (30.8%)
2. Ga In (29.4%)
3. Ali (16.7%)

Solo Artist (Male)
1. G-Dragon (52.9%)
2. Xia (22.2%)
3. Tablo (10.7%)

Newcomer (Female)
1. Ailee (42.2%)
2. EvoL (15.2%)
3. AoA (9.8%)

Newcomer (Male)
1. B.A.P (42.5%)
2. EXO (22.6%)
3. NU’EST (15.3%)

Album
1. Block B – Blockbuster (41.0%)
2. Xia – Tarantallegra (15.6%)
3. Epik High – 99 (13.6%)

EP (Mini Album)
1. Big Bang – Still Alive (23.8%)
2. B.A.P – Crash (17.2%)
3. Infinite – Infinitize (15.4%)

Song
1. Big Bang – Fantastic Baby (26.7%)
2. B.A.P – No Mercy (18.6%)
3. Block B – Nanlina (17.2%)

Japan Release
1. 2NE1 – Scream (40.7%)
2. CN Blue – Come On (28.3%)
3. Park Jungmin/Romeo – Give Me Your Heart (12.9%)

Music Video
1. Block B – Nillili Mambo (30.0%)
2. Big Bang – Monster (29.5%)
3. B.A.P – Power (19.9%)

Choreography
1. B.A.P – Warrior (47.2%)
2. Infinite – The Chaser (30.0%)
3. Teen Top – To You (13.9%)

Drama
1. Rooftop Prince (28.1%)
2. Shut Up! Flower Boy Band (27.9%)
3. Reply 1997 (21.5%)

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OST Song
1. Block B – Burn Out (Ghost OST) (28.1%)
2. Daesung – Lunatic (What’s Up OST) (27.7%)
3. J-Min – Stand Up (To The Beautiful You OST) (26.6%)

Rock/Alternative
1. CNBLUE (68.1%)
2. LED Apple (18.5%)
3. Busker Busker (7.6%)

Hip Hop
1. Block B (59.1%)
2. Epik High (28.2%)
3. Phantom (5.7%)

Special Awards:

K Culture Award: Judy Suh – ExamiNation
So-loved Special Award: MyName
K Special Award: Dalmatian

Many British news outlets have stated how, where K-Pop is concerned, acts from mainly YG Entertainment  and SM Entertainment will have a chance of success on the Western front, but these results show that European fans have a lot of love to give K-Pop acts from the much smaller agencies too. We can see a very broad range in taste here which shows the European listeners to be very open-minded.

It seems that the love doesn’t stop at K-Pop either. It is clear that K-Dramas and OSTs also hold a lot of popularity here.

You may have also noted that BIGBANG /G-Dragon won quite a few of the accolades. This bodes very well for the scheduled concerts at Wembley Arena this coming weekend!

What do you think of the results?
Do your favourites feature?

Do you think these results will help show the popularity of Korean Culture in the UK and Europe in general?

[Sources: Google Images, allkpop, K-Colors of Korea Magazine Official Website].

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