Loen Entertainment and MBC Plus Media, which sponsor the 2012 MMA, recently reported that 2NE1, Busker Busker, B2ST, Big Bang, Psy, Sistar, IU, Infinite, T-ara, and Heo Gak are in the top ten of the 2012 MMA.
Six idol singers and singing groups, including B2ST, Big Bang, and T-ara, are in the top ten, which proves that idol singers have again been very popular this year. Including global star Psy, the TV audition winners Busker Busker and Heo Gak, and female solo singer IU are also in the top ten.
The first online vote attracted over 700,000 voters, and the top ten have been selected from the result of the online vote (20 percent) and album sales (80 percent).
The numbers of hits for their music videos on YouTube (40 percent) and the result of the vote (60 percent) will be considered in the selection of the winner of the Global Artist Award. The winner of the Popularity Award will also be selected based on the result of the vote (60 percent).
The 2012 Melon Music Awards will be held on December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gymnastics Stadium in the Olympic Park.