Melon Music Awards 2020 announced its “Top 10 Artists”. Here are the winners, in the Korean alphabetical order! Congratulations, talented kings and queens.

1. Kim Ho Joong

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Trot singer Kim Ho Joong first came to stardom after his appearance on the show Mister Trot. Since then, he has charmed the trot-genre fans with his opera-based vocal skills.

2. BTS

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Global superstars BTS made the pandemic-ridden year of 2020 bearable for ARMYs by dropping bop after bop after bop! Their latest album, BE, is sweeping charts yet again — with the main track “Life Goes On” reminding everyone this too shall pass.

3. Baek Yerin

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In February 2020, vocalist Baek Yerin sold out her first concert “Turn On That Blue Vinyl” — proving herself one of the hottest female solo acts in the nation. Her unique tone of voice makes her all the more irresistible!

4. Baekhyun

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EXO member Baekhyun also had a successful year. His solo, “Candy”, became a record-breaking hit. Now also doubling as one of Korea’s most beloved YouTubers, Baekhyun made the most of what he could out of 2020.

5. IU

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Undeniably one of the most successful female solo acts in Korea, IU celebrated her 12th anniversary in September of 2020. Her appearance on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook had both K-Pop fans and TV viewers staying tuned for the whole show!

6. OH MY GIRL

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K-Pop’s rising girl group OH MY GIRL re-wrote their history in 2020 as their NONSTOP album’s main title “Nonstop” reached #1 on Melon chart for the first time since their debut.

7. Lim Young Woong

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Trot singer Lim Young Woong, who also appeared on Mister Trot, became a legend after he conquered the trot throne as the show’s finalist. Since his victory, Lim Young Woong has been sweeping TV commercials with his gentlemanly charms!

8. Zico

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Block B member Zico is a self-made man with his own entertainment agency, which has recently merged with Big Hit Entertainment. From rapping to singing, producing to agency-running, this multi-talented man hasn’t stopped wowing us since his debut.

9. BLACKPINK

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BLACKPINK has been keeping BLINKs 200% satisfied with a spectacular year. Filled with quality album drops and increased TV appearances, BLACKPINK’s 2020 has been nothing but “Pretty Savage”!

10. IZ*ONE

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Though IZ*ONE had a shaky start to 2020, halting their promotions in light of the Produce 101 series’ voting manipulation controversy, the group remained strong. IZ*ONE is set to disband April 2021, but K-Pop fans remain hopeful for an extension.

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