Popular girl group SNSD has been chosen as the ‘Artist Of the Year’ by Gallup Korea for the second consecutive year.

Gallup Korea, a research enterprise, asked 3401 people, both men and women, 13-years old and older, ‘Who is your favorite singer?’. 31.5% of the total votes went to SNSD, making it the second time they took the number on spot.

Their votes also ranged variously by ages. 43.2% was from voters who were under 20-years of age, 40.6% were in their 20s, 43.1% in their 30s, 33.0% in their 40s and 21.6% in their 50s. With this diversity, they also took the number one spot for the area on the ‘singer liked by different age groups’. SNSD ranking in 1st amongst those under 20 to people in their 50s made it clear, once again, that they are ‘Korea’s singers’.

SNSD’s latest single ‘Hoot’ and previously released ‘Oh!’ ranked in first and second respectively for ‘Most Popular Song of 2010’. Last year, ‘Gee’ and ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’ also ranked in 1st and 2nd.

SNSD won the daesang at the Gold Disk Awards, the Artist of the Year award at the Melon Music Awards, and the trophy for the year-end KBS ‘Music Bank’ special two years in a row. The addition of becoming ‘Artist Of the Year’, also for the second year in a row, proves that it is truly the ‘girls’ golden age’.

Group member Tiffany will be returning after injuring her knee to perform on the 24th on Asahi Television’s ‘Music Station Superlive 2010’. She will also take part in the performance at MBC ‘Music Core’ on the 25th.

Translated by: ch0sshi @soshified.com
Credits to: 조범자 기자 – asiae.co.kr
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