Entertainment Officials Votes On The BEST Of K-Pop In 2020 Including Top Groups, Rookies, and Soloists

Here’s who they picked.

In celebration of Sports Chosun’s 30 year anniversary, the media outlet polled officials from 20 different entertainment agencies including SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, Big Hit Entertainment, and more. The officials from the agencies were asked to vote for their Top 5 in each category, with 1st place receiving 5 points and 5th place receiving 1 point. The points were then tallied to see who the industry officials believe are the top in each category.

TOP Boy Group

  1. BTS (94 Points)
  2. EXO (52)
  3. SEVENTEEN (42)
  4. MONSTA X (21)
  5. NU’EST (20)
  6. NCT (15)
  7. GOT7 (13)
  8. ATEEZ (9)
  9. TXT (7)
  10. BIGBANG (6)
  11. SF9 (5)
  12. Shinhwa (4)
  13. SuperM (3)
  14. H.O.T (2)
  15. Super Junior, 2PM, Golden Child, PENTAGON, ONEUS (1)

TOP Girl Group

  1. TWICE (83)
  2. Red Velvet (45)
  3. BLACKPINK (40)
  4. IZ*ONE (25)
  5. (G)I-DLE (24)
  6. MAMAMOO (21)
  7. LOONA (12)
  8. ITZY (8)
  9. GFRIEND (10)
  10. Girls’ Generation (5)
  11. Wonder Girls (4)
  12. AOA, Fin.K.L, MOMOLAND (2)
  13. 2NE1, Dreamcatcher, EVERGLOW (1)

Top Soloist

  1. IU (74)
  2. Taeyeon (57)
  3. Chungha (42)
  4. ZICO (29)
  5. Sunmi (19)
  6. Paul Kim (11)
  7. Kang Daniel (10)
  8. Baek Yerin (9)
  9. Song Gain (6)
  10. Rain (5)
  11. Yang Joon Il, Lee Hyori, Taemin, Heize (4)
  12. Kim Gunmo, Baekhyun (3)
  13. Luri (2)
  14. Chen, Hwasa, Jeon Somi (1)

Top Rookie Artist

  1. ITZY (56)
  2. TXT (43)
  3. ATEEZ (30)
  4. AB6IX (9)
  5. EVERGLOW (6)
  6. (G)I-DLE, Park Hyewon, ANS (5)
  7. LOONA (4)
  8. Kang Daniel, VERIVERY, Baek Yerin (3)
  9. CIX, DKB, Kim Jaehwan (1)

Top Producer

  1. Bang Si Hyuk (71)
  2. Lee Soo Man (29)
  3. Park Jin Young (21)
  4. Pdogg (19)
  5. ZICO (14)
  6. Kim Do Hoon (6)
  7. Teddy (5)
  8. Changmo (4)
  9. Slow Rabbit (3)
  10. Lee Deun Jung, Park Woo Sang, Giriboy, Jo Young Soo, Bumzu, Yoon Jong Shin (1)

Here are the 20 entertainment companies who participated in the voting.

  1. SM Entertainment
  2. JYP Entertainment
  3. Big Hit Entertainment
  4. Woollim Entertainment
  5. Pledis Entertainment
  6. Play M Entertainment
  7. Cre.ker Entertainment
  8. Cube Entertainment
  9. Blockberry Creative
  10. MLD Entertainment
  11. FNC Entertainment
  12. The Music Works
  13. KQ Entertainment
  14. Maroo Entertainment
  15. Source Music
  16. RBW Entertainment
  17. P-NATION
  18. Swing Entertainment
  19. Music K Entertainment
  20. Yuehwa Entertainment
Source: Sports Chosun (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
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