On December 28th, Girls’ Generation came in second in a survey for “The Most Outstanding Singer of the Year” conducted by Gallup Korea on 4,157 participants from the ages 13 to 59.
The surveys were conducted using the interview method during different periods of the year, namely from May 2nd to 16th, September 12th to 26th and November 15th to 30th.
It was no surprise that PSY came in first place (24.4%) this year with his hugely successful ‘Gangnam Style’. In 2012, Girls’ Generation (with a total votes of 19.8%), however, had little promotions as a group in Korea after ‘The Boys’ in the previous year but instead, they had subunit activities (TaeTiSeo with ‘Twinkle’) and individual activities in dramas, musicals and variety shows. Big Bang came in third with 9.5% followed by IU (6.9%) and Jang YoonJung (6.6%).
This is also not the first time we saw Girls’ Generation on Gallup Korea’s list of “The Most Outstanding Singer of the Year”. Girls’ Generation came in fourth in 2007 and 2008 before topping the list from 2009 to 2011. From the results of the survey, we can also see that Girls’ Generation topped the survey for participants in their 20s while Big Bang topped the teenage category and PSY topped the 30-50s age groups.
TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’ was also chosen 4th as “The Best Song of the Year” with PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ taking first, followed by Sistar’s ‘Alone’ and Busker Busker’s ‘Cherry Blossom Ending’. Girls’ Generation’s ‘Gee’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Oh!’ and ‘The Boys’ appeared on the list in previous years.
Meanwhile, Busker Busker and Ailee were voted to be the “Best Newcomers of the Year”.
Girls’ Generation will be making their long-awaited comeback with ‘I Got A Boy’ on January 1st.
Credit: Gallup Korea