Meet the 2016 Soompi Awards Best Drama OST nominees! There have been plenty of amazing OSTs released this year. The nominees include some of the greats of K-drama OSTs, including Gummy, Davichi, Yoon Mi Rae, Sung Si Kyung, and the up-and-coming OST princess, Ben. Some of our K-pop favorites also make appearances, from Suzy to members of EXO. Park Bo Gum’s OST for his latest drama also makes our nominee list. Where do we even begin to choose? Yeah, good luck with that. Now vote, vote, vote!

Gummy – “You Are My Everything” | “Descendants of the Sun”

Gummy lends her amazing vocals to this powerful song featured in “Descendants of the Sun” used in some of the most pivotal scenes in the drama.

Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin – “For You” | “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo”

Before they released their album, CBX lent their vocals to Baekhyun’s drama in this sweet song that captures the relationships in “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo.”

Davichi – “This Love” | “Descendants of the Sun”

The duo queens of… pretty much everything released this gripping ballad that gives us all the feels and is best accompanied by sad scenes from “Descendants of the Sun.”

Ben – “Like a Dream” | “Another Oh Hae Young”

Not that Ben needs to prove her vocals, but this song for “Another Oh Hae Young” definitely demonstrated that she’s an OST queen in the making.

Yoon Mi Rae – “Always” | “Descendants of the Sun”

Yoon Mi Rae isn’t just magical, she produces magic, and this song is no exception. Needless to say, “Descendants of the Sun” definitely gave us some amazing OSTs this year.

Suzy – “Ring My Bell” | “Uncontrollably Fond”

Suzy made her return to K-dramas with the heart-gripping melodrama “Uncontrollably Fond,” and even lent her voice to the drama’s OST with this sweet melody that will have you swaying.

Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo – “What’s Love” | “Another Oh Hae Young”

Yoo Seung Woo and Seo Hyun Jin give us a sweet duet to go with the craziness of “Another Oh Hae Young,” a boppy melody that was played at all the right times in this fun drama.

Gummy – “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

After slaying her previous OST on this list, Gummy appears again with another melody, this time for another one of 2016’s most famous dramas, “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.”

K.Will – “Talk Love” | “Descendants of the Sun”

The video accompanying this song starts off with Song Joong Ki’s handsome looks and K.Will’s smooth vocals. It’s a double hit of perfection.

Park Bo Gum – “My Person” | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Park Bo Gum lends his warm vocals to this OST for his drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” with all the emotions his character goes through.

Sung Si Kyung – “Fondly Goodbye” | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Sung Si Kyung’s warm and powerful voice fill hearts with so many emotions in this song that may have listeners shedding a few tears.

Soyou, Yoo Seung Woo – “I Think I’m Done Sleeping” | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Soyou, ever the producer of amazing duets, joins Yoo Seung Woo on this flirtatious song for “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.”

Mad Clown, Kim Na Young – “Once Again” | “Descendants of the Sun”

This gorgeous and heart-gripping song gives us plenty of feels and left us rooting even more for our second-lead couple in “Descendants of the Sun.”

Jung Seung Hwan – “If It Is You” | “Another Oh Hae Young”

Jung Seung Hwan’s OST is basically filled with every tear that falls in “Another Oh Hae Young” and may have you shedding a few more.

Chen, Punch – “Everytime” | “Descendants of the Sun”

While “Descendants of the Sun” gave us plenty of powerful OST songs, Chen and Punch pair together for a brighter OST that’s just as easy to love as all the others.

So which one wins your vote for 2016? Let us know and be sure to vote for your favorite!


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