Music portal site Mnet collated its own music charts from 1st January till 10th December of this year and announced 2NE1 as the Best Artiste Of The Year. 2NE1 has gained great popularity in the first year of their debut, going up to #1 in both artist and album category.
Their hits include ‘Lollipop’ released in April before debut, and after debut there were ‘Fire’, ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘In The Club’ etc. And apart from that, the members also have their special solo hits like Sandara Park with ‘Kiss’, Park Bom with ‘You And I’, CL and MinJi with ‘Please Don’t Go’. The members have also done their unique solo activities.
Go under the cut for the rest of the ranking.
2. Big Bang
5. So Nyeo Shi Dae
6. MC Mong
7. Brown Eyed Girls
Mnet.com head Geum GiHoon explained, “This year was a year for girlgroups, and 2NE1 has been the hot issue from the every beginning doing the concept of ‘female Big Bang’. And then after that, they released hits after hits and maintained their popularity and attracted fans throughout. In addition, the visitor hits for their ‘Artiste Page’ is also relatively higher than other singers.”
This ranking chart uses the industry standard of looking at streaming and download hits, and also judging from Mnet’s very own artiste page for each singers.
Source: Newsen, kbites