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Olleh Music Indie Awards Winners, September 2012

It’s been a year since Olleh Music launched their Indie Awards, the September edition being the 8th set of awards handed out. The netizen vote concluded yesterday, Sunday September 10th, and with that the results are now available.

Best Album: Verbal Jint - 10년동안의오독 (80%)
Best Artist: Pia (42%)
Best Rookie: CoreMagaZinE (39%)

Album Nominees:
2. Lucite Tokki - Grow to Glow (9%)
3. Method - The Constant (6%)
4. Neon Bunny - Happy Ending (5%)

Artist Nominees:
2. Gate Flowers (25%)
3. HarryBigButton (20%)
4. Idiotape (14%)

Rookie Nominees:
2. Dream Car (28%)
3. Hong Hyereem (17%)
4. Look And Listen (16%)

Source: Olleh Music

Olleh Music Indie Awards Nominees for September 2012

After something of a summer hiatus, Olleh Music’s Indie Awards have been resumed with the nominees for the eighth edition of the awards, to be handed out in September, revealed today:

September Indie Award Album Nominees:
Verbal Jint (10년동안의오독)
Lucite Tokki (Grow to Glow)
Method (The Constant)
Neon Bunny (Happy Ending)

September Indie Award Artist Nominees:
Gate Flowers

September Indie Award Rookie Nominees:
Dream Car
Look And Listen
Hong Hyereem

Source: Olleh Music

Indi Go Chart: July 11-25

Some pretty good domination on both charts with week by Epitone Project (에피톤 프로젝트), taking three spots on the top-10 of the album chart and three on the top-10 of the singles chart.

As far as new releases go, the best was the new Broccoli, You Too (브로콜리너마저) album, at No. 2. But outside of the top 10, there was also the new Lucite Tokki (루싸이트 토끼) album, Grow to Glow, at No. 14; and female singer-songwriter Rossy PP (로지피피), with a new EP, 29, making its debut at No. 40.

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Broccoli, You Too? – Golden Hit (collection)
3. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
4. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
5. Verbal Jint – 10 Years of Misinterpretation, Part 1 (5th)
6. Autumn Vacation – Chamber Exit (EP)
7. Beenzino – 24:26 (EP)
8. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
9. Autumn Vacation – Autumn Vacation (1st)
10. Epitone Project – Beginning of a Long Journey (?)

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
3. Guckkasten – 거을
4. Beenzino – Boogie On & On
5. Lucite Tokki – Free
6. Beenzino – Nike Shoes
7. Harry Big Button – Angry Face
8. Epitone Project – 이제, 여기에서
9. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
10. Beenzino – Aqua Man

You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.

Indi Go Chart: June 25-July 10

Album Rank – Artist – Album Title

1. Epitone Project – One Day in a Strange City (2nd album)
2. Epitone Project – Lost and Found (1st)
3. Verbal Jint – 10 Years of Misinterpretation, Part 1 (5th)
4. Beenzino – 24:26 (EP)
5. Autumn Vacation – Chamber Exit (EP)
6. Guckkasten – Guckkasten (1st, re-recording)
7. Gate Flowers – Times (1st)
8. Peppertones – Beginner’s Luck (4th)
9. The Koxx – Bon Voyage (EP)
10. Ko Chan-Yong – Look Back (2nd)

Song Rank – Artist – Song Title

1. Epitone Project – 새벽녘
2. Autumn Vacation – 여배우
3. Broccoli, You Too – 앵콜요청금지
4. Rose Motel – 봉숙이
5. Guckkasten – 거을
6. Autumn Vacation – 가끔 미치도록 네가 안고 싶어질 때가 있어
7. Epitone Project – 다음날 아침
8. Autumn Vacation – 동거
9. Epitone Project – 믿을게
10. Harry Big Button – Angry Face

You can check out the whole Daum Indi Go Chart here.

Busker Busker Reclaim the Top of Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100

With the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of July 7, Busker Busker have again claimed the top spot, this time with the lead track from their new mini album. The rest of the songs also entered the chart — this while songs from their first album, released three months ago, still linger on the chart. With thirteen weeks behind them currently three of the first album songs are currently listed among those that have spent the longest time on the chart, only six songs having been around longer. Here’s what can be seen of Busker Busker on the K-Pop Hot 100 without a Billboard biz account:

1. “정말로 사랑한다면” (new)
4. “그댈 마주하는건 힘들어” (new)
6. “소나기” (new)
9. “네온사인” (new)
12. “기다려주세요” (new)
37. “벚꽃 엔딩” (-3)
55. “여수 밤바다” (-)
67. “첫사랑” (-7)

Progressing slightly since last week is 10cm‘s “Only U”, up one slot to position 41. “Good Morning”, the Verbal Jint collaboration with 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol, has instead moved down seven spots to position 14.

Climbing a lot since last week is Big Baby Driver‘s “Spring I Love You Best”. The song had entered at position 90, but now rests at position 45. Another newcomer on the upper half of the chart is Kim Jin Pyo‘s “아저씨” featuring J Rabbit, debuting at position 31.

Source: Billboard

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.17~2012.06.23

Barely had Busker Busker begun their exit from Gaon’s digital chart before they released their first album ‘closing’ mini album made an even bigger impact than the album before it. It debuted at the very top of Gaon’s album chart and the songs offered good competition to many other new releases on the digital track chart. Even with all the new releases, Busker Busker’s first album is now at position 11, only one slot lower than last week.

Also debuting on the album chart is Epitone Project‘s 낯선 도시에서의 하루, starting at position 16. However, though the songs from the album all entered the track chart last week only the lead track remains. Tete too had his first album Eclipse debut on the album chart, at position 49, though none of the songs could be found on the track chart.

Gate Flowers remain on the album chart with their first full-length album, down nine positions since last week now located at position 82. Nell on the other side have now disappeared completely both from the album chart and the track chart this week.

Among the indie themed newcomers on the chart there is the new 10cm single, the new Guckkasten single and the song from the new Lena Park album that features eAeon. There is also the new digital single from Daylight, released June 19th.

1. Busker Busker – “정말로 사랑한다면” (new)
3. Busker Busker – “그댈 마주하는건 힘들어 (그마힘)” (new)
6. Busker Busker – “소나기 (주르르루)” (new)
8. Busker Busker – “네온사인” (new)
12. Busker Busker – “기다려주세요” (new)
14. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “굿모닝” (-9)
20. 10cm – “Only U” (new)
46. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-3)
58. Guckkasten – “몽타주 (Montage)” (new)
61. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-4)
63. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-3)
74. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-)
77. Epitone Project – “새벽”(-38)
83. Big Baby Driver – “You Are Everywhere” (new)
93. Big Baby Driver – “Spring I Love You Best” (new)
95. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-3)
104. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-6)
106. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (-40)
124. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-13)
129. Shin Se Kyung – “넌 달콤했어” (feat. Sweden Laundry) (-32)
141. Lena Park – “You Don’t Know Me” (with eAeon) (new)
154. Standing Egg – “Keep Going” (+7)
155. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-26)
158. Busker Busker – “향수” (-24)
159. Guckkasten – “거울” (-50)
163. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (-58)
180. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (-96)
183. Daylight – “그대 내 마음에” (new)
184. Broccoli, you too? – “앵콜요청금지” (new)
188. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-7)
192. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-6)
199. Acoustic Collabo – “첫사랑의 멜로디” (new)

Big Baby Driver has contributed to part 3 of the soundtrack for SBS drama A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) both with lyrics and song on “You Are Everywhere” and with her own “Spring I Love You Best”, previously released on digital single and the 5th Anniversary Electric Muse compilation. The soundtrack single was released on June 10th.

Acoustic Collabo released digital single 첫사랑 Part.1 on June 22nd as the first part of their First Love Project. The single introduces two new songs and instrumental versions of the same. A music video for single track “첫사랑의 멜로디” has also been released:


10cm Enter Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100 with Only U

The Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart for the week of June 30 has been out for a few days. After entering the chart last week, Verbal Jint and Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm had to make way for f(x)‘s “Electric Show” and can now be found at position 7. As of this week Kwon Jung Yeol also has a second entry on the chart with 10cm’s “Only U” debuting at position 42.

This week we find Busker Busker‘s “벚꽃 엔딩” down four slots since last week, now residing at position 34. “여수 밤바다” has moved down five slots to position 55 and can now be traced without a Billboard biz account only through the ‘weeks on chart’ listing, where “벚꽃 엔딩” and “여수 밤바다” with their 12 weeks on the chart are currently listed as number 8 and 9 respectively.

The other two indie entries spotted on the chart last week have since taken some of the biggest falls. Epitone Project‘s “새벽녘” dropped 31 slots down to position 49 whereas Guckkasten‘s “한잔의 추억” can now be found at position 98, a full 53 slots lower than the week before.

Source: Billboard

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.10~2012.06.16

The new charts from Gaon are out. We find that Busker Busker moved down just one spot with their first full-length, now sitting at position 10. Gate Flowers’ first album has now fallen down to position 73 whereas the soundtrack of Shut Up! Flower Boy Band has climbed to position 79. New on the album chart is RossyPP‘s 29, though none of the songs made it to the track chart.

After debuting in the top 5 of Gaon’s Korean album chart last week, Epitone Project‘s second full-length album has now left the top 100, though all songs from the album remains on the Korean digital chart.

Many of the other songs that debuted on the chart last week have since climbed a bit, including Verbal Jint‘s collaboration with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol. The release also seems to have increased interest in his previous collaboration with The Black Skirts.

Among the indie related newcomers on the digital chart this week there’s both Standing Egg and Shin Se Kyung with Sweden Laundry. There is also Daybreak’s Lee Won Suk, that has recorded the song “러닝맨” for MBC drama I Do I Do (아이두 아이두) released as part 3 of the soundtrack on June 13th.

5. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “굿모닝” (+23)
39. Epitone Project – “새벽녘” (+1)
43. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-5)
57. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-10)
60. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-7)
66. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (-30)
74. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-9)
84. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (+26)
92. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-4)
97. Shin Se Kyung – “넌 달콤했어” (feat. Sweden Laundry) (new)
98. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-8)
103. Yozoh – “빈 하늘 바라보며” (+15)
105. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (-42)
109. Guckkasten – “거울” (+11)
111. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-12)
115. Epitone Project – “다음날 아침” (with Han Hee Jung) (-22)
119. Epitone Project – “이제, 여기에서” (-24)
125. Epitone Project – “시차” (-21)
126. Epitone Project – “믿을게” (-23)
127. Epitone Project – “5122″ (-20)
129. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-21)
134. Busker Busker – “향수” (-19)
137. Epitone Project – “우리의 음악” (-25)
141. Epitone Project – “떠나자” (-27)
144. Epitone Project – “초보비행” (-27)
150. Lee Won Suk – “러닝맨” (new)
152. Epitone Project – “미뉴에트” (-26)
153. Epitone Project – “터미널” (-30)
161. Standing Egg – “Keep Going” (new)
165. Epitone Project – “국경을 넘는 기차” (-32)
180. Mongoose – “보헤미안 걸프렌드” (+82)
181. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-13)
184. Nell – “그리고, 남겨진 것들” (-22)
186. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (+35)
193. 10cm – “애상” (-6)

Via: Gaon

Busker Busker Joined by Guckkasten and Epitone Project on Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100

In spite of several high profile releases last week, as Billboard published their Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of June 23 Busker Busker still remained in the visible top half of the chart. “벚꽃 엔딩” had moved five spots down to position 30 whereas we may be seeing the last of “여수 밤바다”, that had moved down eight spots to position 50. With eleven weeks total behind them, the two are both among the longest lasting songs currently on the chart as the one week older “이상형” has left the chart completely.

It turns out Guckkasten had entered the chart already last week with their rendition of Lee Jang Hee‘s “한잔의 추억” from I Am A Singer 2, but as it debuted on position 56 it was not until after moving up nine spots, making it up to position 45, that it became visible to those without a Billboard biz account.

Newcomers on the chart include Verbal Jint, that together with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol debuted on position 6 with “Good Morning”. Epitone Project also entered the chart, with new album lead track “새벽녘” debuting on position 18 and “다음날 아침”, featuring Han Hee Jung, debuting on position 47.

Source: Billboard

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.06.03~2012.06.09

Last Thursday came the Gaon charts for the week prior and after seeing the number of indie related titles on the chart decreasing over the last few weeks it has once again been filled by all the titles from a new album — this time Epitone Project‘s second full-length album which also debuted on the album chart at position five.

Busker Busker’s first album stayed put on position 9 on the album chart, but the songs from it have been falling. “골목길” even left the top 200.

The first full-length album from Gate Flowers lost fifteen spots and is now number 41 on the album chart. Nell‘s Slip Away lost three spots, now at position 84, whereas the soundtrack of Shut Up! Flower Boy Band currently holds position 94 on the album chart, loosing twenty seven spots since last week. After six weeks total PeppertonesBeginners Luck has now left the album chart top 100.

On the total digital track chart we find Verbal Jint‘s collaboration with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol. The position is lower than what we saw from his collaboration with The Black Skirts last year, but it does make its debut higher.

Guckkasten did remarkably well when making their first appearance on I Am A Singer 2. Even so the song doesn’t place as high as the songs from I Am A Singer used to, but that is likely from a combination of I Am A Singer 2 having yet to regain the popularity of the original series while Big Bang and Wonder Girls both released new material the same week. As can be seen from the chart, Guckkasten’s appearance on I Am A Singer 2 has already served to increase interest in their older songs.

Among the singles entering the chart there are the latest offerings from Broccoli, you too? and Yozoh. There is also the song recorded by Park Jiyoon for MBC drama I Do I Do (아이두 아이두), released on June 4th.

28. Verbal Jint – “굿모닝” (feat. Kwon Jung Yeol) (new)
36. Guckkasten – “한잔의 추억” (new)
38. Busker Busker – “벚꽃 엔딩” (-15)
40. Epitone Project – “새벽녘” (new)
47. Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다” (-13)
53. Busker Busker – “첫사랑” (-18)
63. Park Jiyoon – “I Do” (new)
65. Busker Busker – “꽃송이가” (-21)
88. Busker Busker – “외로움 증폭장치 (브래드 드럼 한판 쉬기)” (-23)
90. Busker Busker – “이상형” (-22)
93. Epitone Project – “다음날 아침” (with Han Hee Jung) (new)
95. Epitone Project – “이제, 여기에서” (new)
99. Busker Busker – “전활 거네” (-24)
103. Epitone Project – “믿을게” (new)
104. Epitone Project – “시차” (new)
107. Epitone Project – “5122″ (new)
108. Busker Busker – “골목길 어귀에서” (-27)
110. Broccoli, you too? – “잔인한 사월” (new)
112. Epitone Project – “우리의 음악” (new)
114. Epitone Project – “떠나자” (new)
115. Busker Busker – “향수” (-35)
117. Epitone Project – “초보비행” (new)
118. Yozoh – “빈 하늘 바라보며” (new)
120. Guckkasten – “거울” (new)
123. Epitone Project – “터미널” (new)
126. Epitone Project – “미뉴에트” (new)
131. Kim Ji Soo – “Vintage Man” (-30)
133. Epitone Project – “국경을 넘는 기차” (new)
162. Nell – “그리고, 남겨진 것들” (-51)
168. Busker Busker – “봄바람” (-28)
173. Guckkasten – “붉은 밭” (new)
187. 10cm – “애상” (-31)

Via: Gaon

Verbal Jint Features 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol on Good Morning

Rapper Verbal Jint is currently preparing to follow up Go Easy from last year with a new one called 10년동안의오독. Go Easy included hit song “좋아보여 (You Look Good)” featuring The Black Skirts and it seems as though Verbal Jint is looking to replicate the success by this time collaborating with 10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol for a track called “굿모닝 (Good Morning)”. On June 7th the song is released on a digital single with the same name.

A teaser video for the new single was released on YouTube earlier today by Verbal Jint’s label Brand New Music, but it has since been blocked by Universal Music Korea for alleged copyright infringement. A minute of the song in question can still be sampled through a shorter video shared earlier this week:


K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.03.18~2012.03.24

The latest total Korean digital chart from Gaon was presented a couple of days ago, and unlike the week before there are quite a few new entries coming from the realm of Korean indie music.

Busker Busker, runner up on Superstar K3, have just released an album that we’ll be writing more about later this weekend and came out strong with it’s title track. Save for the title track off SHINee‘s latest mini album that made it all the way to the top, Busker Busker actually outdid all other SHINee tracks.

The rest of the new entries we’ve already covered here on the Korean Indie news blog over the past couple of weeks, so check out the tags of this post if you’d like to know more about them.

7. Busker Busker – “이상형” (new)
56. 10cm – “애상” (-12)
95. L & Yerim – “Love U Like U” (-68)
105. Monni – “사랑노래 못 쓰겠다” (new)
123. Kim Ji Soo – “해바라기” (new)
135. Skull – “쓰레기” (feat. Oksang Dalbit) (-80)
172. No Brain – “뻐꾸기 둥지 위로 날아간 새” (new)
174. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-56)
195. Tacopy – “오! 나의 여신님” (+8)
198. Acoustic Collabo – “바람이 부네요” (new)

Source: Gaon

K-Indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.03.11~2012.03.17

Although last week offered at least a couple of convincing releases there is no sight of any new indie entries on the latest total Korean digital chart from Gaon. Even Shut Up! Flower Boy Band song “Love U Like U” that made it onto last weeks Billboard K-Pop chart is out of sight. What’s worse is half the songs from last week are out. Here’s hoping things’ll look if only a little better next week.

27. L & Yerim – “Love U Like U” (new)
44. 10cm – “애상” (-12)
55. Skull – “쓰레기” (feat. Oksang Dalbit) (-5)
118. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-34)
136. Noblesse & Acoustic Collabo – “Love Diary” (-53)
184. 10cm – “안아줘요” (-47)
188. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-19)

Update 2012-03-31: Turns out that L & Yerim did make it last week. Must’ve mistyped when searching the page. Sorry!

Source: Gaon

K-indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.03.04~2012.03.10

The Gaon charts covering last week are out and for the Korean digital chart we again find Big Bang holding up the top spots. Looking to the indie related entries we find three songs out and three new songs in, but also 10cm‘s “안아줘요” climbing back into the top 200 at a rate earning it a ‘hot’ mark rather than letting us see exactly how many positions it has gained since last time.

32. 10cm – “애상” (-)
50. Skull – “쓰레기” (feat. Oksang Dalbit) (new)
83. Noblesse & Acoustic Collabo – “Love Diary” (-16)
84. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-15)
129. Annyeongbada – “악마” (-53)
131. Standing Eggs – “둘이 아닌가 봐” (with Christina Love Lee) (-57)
134. Goonamguayeoridingstella – “서울사람” (new)
137. 10cm – “안아줘요” (re)
156. Taru – “봄이 왔다” (-45)
169. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-20)
181. Park Jiyoon – “나무가 되는 꿈” (-50)
184. Peterpan Complex – “첫사랑” (new)

Although Peterpan Complex have been promoting their fifth full-length album with a music video for “감정을 삼키고”, it is their second main track of the album that has made it to the chart.

Those looking to learn a bit more on Skull will want to read this recent interview from CJ E&M enewsWorld: [Interview] Skull: Korea′s Lone Reggae Musician. The interview itself does not touch specifically on the collaboration with Oksang Dalbit, but it provides some insight into reggae in Korea.

The Goonamguayeoridingstella track is the opening track off the Seoul Seoul Seoul 2CD compilation. Brief samples of all songs on the album can be found on Round & Round’s SoundCloud.

Source: Gaon

K-indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.02.26~2012.03.03

The latest Korean digital chart from Gaon sees the top dominated by Big Bang‘s latest mini album, but we have have few new entries coming from the indie scene as well.

32. 10cm – “애상” (-7)
67. Noblesse & Acoustic Collabo – “Love Diary” (new)
69. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-18)
74. Standing Eggs – “둘이 아닌가 봐” (with Christina Love Lee) (new)
76. Annyeongbada – “악마” (new)
111. Taru – “봄이 왔다” (-31)
126. Soran – “벚꽃이 내린다” (-30)
131. Park Jiyoon – “나무가 되는 꿈” (-67)
149. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-18)
166. J Rabbit – “인사” (-43)
184. Taru – “Summer Day” (-51)

K-indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.02.19~2012.02.25

After seeing almost her full new album on Gaon’s Korean digital chart last time, Park Jiyoon has had to see all but one of the songs fall out of the top 200 till this week. However counting no less than 6 newcomers with some indie connection the chart our weekly chart extract does not look all that empty anyway.

25. 10cm – “애상” (-7)
50. Two Months – “The Romantic” (-34)
65. Park Jiyoon – “나무가 되는 꿈” (-5)
81. Taru – “봄이 왔다” (new)
95. Soran – “벚꽃이 내린다” (new)
123. J Rabbit – “인사” (new)
124. Lee Sang Eun – “안녕, 좋은 하루” (new)
131. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-8)
133. Taru – “Summer Day” (-36)
150. The Kitchen – “크로크무슈” (new)
170. OK Punk! – “Not The End” (-5)
184. 10cm – “사랑은 은하수 다방에서” (+13)
200. Mongoose – “이른 한강에서” (new)


Winners of Korean Music Awards 2012

Today, February 29th, the winners of the 9th Korean Music Awards were announced. As has been the case just about every year since it launched the official site has been overloaded with traffic, but fortunately Korean Wikipedia has the complete list, replicated below:

Album of the Year: Chang Kiha & The Faces장기하와 얼굴들
Song of the Year: IU – “좋은 날”
Musician of the Year: Chang Kiha & The Faces
Rookie of the Year: Bye Bye Badman

Best Rock Album: Chang Kiha & The Faces – 장기하와 얼굴들
Best Rock Song: Chang Kiha & The Faces – “그렇고 그런 사이”
Best Modern Rock Album: Yi Sung YolWhy We Fail
Best Modern Rock Song: Yi Sung Yol – “돌아오지 않아”
Best Pop Album: Neon BunnySeoulight
Best Pop Song: IU – “좋은 날”
Best Dance & Electronic Album: Idiotape11111101
Best Dance & Electronic Song: 2NE1 – “내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the Best)”
Best Rap & Hip Hop Album: Simo & Mood SchulaSimo & Mood Schula
Best Rap & Hip Hop Song: Meta Wreckx – “무까끼하이”
Best R&B & Soul Album: Boni1990
Best R&B & Soul Song: Junggigo – “Blind”
Best Jazz Album: BG Salon습관의 발견
Best Crossover Album: Park Ju Won슬픔의 피에스타
Best Jazz & Crossover Performance: Youngjoo SongTale Of A City
Best Film & TV Music: Late Autumn (만추)

Netizen’s Choice, Male Artist: Verbal Jint
Netizen’s Choice, Female Artist: IU
Netizen’s Choice, Group: Infinite

Committee’s Choice: Dream Factory (꿈의 공장) & Cort and Cor-tek workers
Special Merit Price: Lee Pan Geun

For some background information on the winners, see the extended KMA winners post on the main site.

Source: Wikipedia

Verbal Jint with The Black Skirts win Hiphop Playa Awards

Korea’s foremost hiphop webzine Hiphop Playa have picked winners for their own Hiphop Playa Awards 2011. With six categories total, two were won by Verbal Jint‘s “좋아보여 (You Look Good)”, featuring The Black Skirts–Single of the Year with 12.84% of the votes and Music Video of the Year with 26.3% of the votes.


K-indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.02.12~2012.02.18

As most other Thursdays, Gaon presented a new set of charts today. This time there’s a whole bunch of new entries related to the indie scene.

16. Two Months – “The Romantic” (+15)
18. 10cm – “애상” (-2)
50. Park Jiyoon – “나무가 되는 꿈” (new)
97. Taru – “Summer Day” (new)
123. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (-8)
135. Park Jiyoon – “그럴꺼야” (new)
152. Park Jiyoon – “고백” (new)
160. Park Jiyoon – “그땐” (new)
161. Park Jiyoon – “오후” (new)
162. Casker – “New World” (-8)
165. OK Punk! – “Not The End” (new)
170. Park Jiyoon – “사랑하지 않아” (new)
179. Park Jiyoon – “너에게 가는 길” (new)
186. Park Jiyoon – “그 날들처럼” (new)
191. Shinchireem – “퇴근길” (-63)
193. Park Jiyoon – “Quiet Dream” (-91)
197. 10cm – “사랑은 은하수 다방에서” (+30)
200. Park Jiyoon – “별” (new)

With that Park Jiyoon now has all songs but one from her new album on the chart. Only song missing being closing track “소리”–composed by and also featuring Asher Park.

Source: Gaon.

K-indie on Gaon’s Digital Chart, 2012.02.05~2012.02.11

The latest total Korean digital chart from Gaon shows a few new indie related entries added as well as another few doing a bit of climbing.

16. 10cm – “애상” (-5)
31. Two Months – “The Romantic” (new)
102. Park Jiyoon – “Quiet Dream” (-46)
115. Verbal Jint – “좋아보여” (feat. The Black Skirts) (+11)
128. Shinchireem – “퇴근길” (new)
154. Casker – “New World” (new)
157. Yoon Jong Shin – “그리움 축제” (feat. Horan) (-73)
160. Shinchireem – “모르는 번호” (+33)
183. Chang Kiha & The Faces – “풍문으로 들었소” (-1)
195. Acoustic Collabo – “그대와 나, 설레임” (+32)

Turns out we had missed Park Jiyoon entering the chart with the Yongrin arranged “Quiet Dream” last week, but we’ll be keeping track of it from now on. Since this list is all compiled manually there’s bound to be the occasional mistake. Feel free to point it out when you spot one and let us know if there is any artist you think is missing.

From now on we’ll also keep track of duo Two Months as they for the first time have entered the chart with a song outside of their competition in SuperStar K3. The song “The Romantic” was released on a digital single with the same name on February 10th. In addition to the regular version the single includes a piano version and an instrumental version of “The Romantic”. It was released as part 1 of the soundtrack for the tvN ‘real love variety’ show with the same name.