2011 Melon Music Award (hereafter MMA) has published the list of top 30 artists for online voting, the names of JYJ (Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong) weren’t included, which is bringing forth curiosity.
MMA has revealed the list of top 30 artists for the 1st round of online voting ‘2011 Melon Music Award’ which is conducted from 27th October to 6th November.
In the list of top 30 artists revealed this time, Kim Bum Soo, Park Jung Hyun, Hugak, etc., stars of eye-catching programs ‘I am singer’ and ‘Super Star K’ were included. This year, in Korean music industry, the crazes of ‘I am singer’ and ‘Super Star K’ are plainly shown. In addition, DBSK, Super Junior, 2PM, Miss A, 4minutes, Beast, Secret, Sistar, Girl’s day, etc., many idols were also included. But JYJ’s name is missing.
Last September, JYJ has released their first Korean album ‘In Heaven’. Just offline albums have sold over 300,000 copies and received much love. But they can’t be on any TV program.
However, because of the relationship between JYJ and their former company, SM Entertainment, the awards showed disapproval of JYJ’s appearance. Actually, if JYJ appears at the awards ceremony or is awarded, SM Entertainment that is in legal dispute with them might refuse to appear. It was explained that, in the stance of awards ceremony organizer, it was burdened to lose DBSK, f(x), Super Junior, SNSD, these so-called ‘big-fish’ of this year.
About this, MMA official explained, “Top 30 artists were selected basing on Melon streaming times (40%), number of downloads (50%) and utilization of SKT Wireless (MOD) (10%). The selection is based on accurate data and JYJ was out of top 30.”
Source: Star Today via Nate
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