Among all contenders of Song of The Year, I preferably choose Cho Youngpil’s Bounce. Why? For me, it was unexpected that the 60 years old legend sing this kind of song. If I didn’t know him at all, I’d thought the singer was still in 20s-30s. One of the most respected musician in Korea plus a huge hit song equals song of the year for me. But again, Growl is a very popular & a great song too. It’s even one of the most played song on my playlist (but psssst, I still cringe everytime I imagine if this song is actually in my own language. Grrr grrr grrr I growl!)
I have no idea about full albums of the hit songs. But I trust Busker Busker is great musician for winning Album of the Year, so yeah.
And in the end, Artist of The Year. The Nominees were: B2ST, GD, IU, Busker2, SISTAR, Davichi, Dynamic Duo, and SHINee.
Amont the contenders, I think I would be okay if it was G Dragon winning. He’s an icon. End of story.
But it was SHINee winning, no GD. I’m a SHINee fans, of course I’m so happy. I didn’t even expect they got one of daesangs from MelOn.
Hell, SHINee didn’t even win for anything the past 2 years. SHINee not strong in digital sales is a sad fact. But SHINee really worked a lot this year.
No, I’m not talking about working hard, I believe all nominated artists work hard. This is about SHINee did constant promotion from the beginning of 2013 until now. So for this alone, I think they deserve the Artist of The Year award. (Yes I repeat, it is Artist of The Year no Song of The Year nor Album The Year.)
And to finish it I will quote Melon Music Award: "SHINee has grown to a K-pop artist suitable for the world with their impeccable, perfectly constructed performances and high-quality music. Especially, for each song they released this year, they showed ever-changing appearance and they are evaluated as having shown which direction k-pop should go toward in the global market. They are the best artist this year who have shown the possibility of K-pop"
(You know, SHINee kept saying ‘we’re sorry, thank you' when they received the awards. They kept saying they didn't know if they deserved the award. So if you feel wronged that they won just forgive them and say good job to these 5 boys. But hey, who are you to feel wronged?)