KMA2015: Prediction Results

The Korean Music Awards are over for this time. The winners were announced yesterday meaning that today it’s time to see how we fared in our predictions. Sangha of Strange Seasons went first, I followed, and then Jung, whom I asked to participate after reading his excellent 2014 in Review series at hellokpop, contributed his predictions. Meanwhile IROK readers were invited to share predictions through a special poll. Here’s how it turned out:

AwardWinnerSanghaAnnaJungIROK Readers
Correct guesses:-1112116
Album of the YearLoro'sDanpyunsun and the SailorsLoro'sDanpyunsun and the Sailors9 and the Numbers
Song of the YearSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x Junggigo9 and the Numbers/ Zion.T/Soyou X Junggigo
Artist of the YearLee Seung HwanDanpyunsun and the SailorsDanpyunsun and the SailorsSeo Tai JiSeo Tai Ji/Lee Seung Hwan/Danpyunsun and the Sailors
Rookie of the YearKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonAkdong Musician
Best Rock AlbumDanpyunsun and the SailorsDanpyunsun and the SailorsDanpyunsun and the SailorsDanpyunsun and the SailorsGuckkasten
Best Rock SongAsian ChairshotKiha & The FacesKiha & The FacesDanpyunsun and the SailorsKiha & The Faces
Best Modern Rock AlbumLoro'sLoro'sLoro'sLoro's9 and the Numbers
Best Modern Rock Song9 and the Numbers9 and the Numbers9 and the NumbersLoro'sThornapple
Best Folk AlbumKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonBig Baby Driver/ Siwa/Kim Sawol X Kim Haewon
Best Folk SongKwon TreeKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKim Sawol x Kim HaewonKwon Tree
Best Pop AlbumAkdong MusicianLee Seung HwanAkdong MusicianLee Seung HwanThe Barberettes/ Lalasweet/Akdong Musician
Best Pop SongSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x JunggigoSoyou x JunggigoLee Seung Hwan/ Akdong Musician/ The Barberettes
Best Dance & Electronic AlbumHEOWYMIdiotapeHEOIdiotape
Best Dance & Electronic SongYoonsangYoonsangSeo Tai JiYoonsangJuuno/Seo Tai Ji/ Yoonsang
Best Rap & Hip Hop AlbumHwajiHwajiHwajiHwajiB-Free/Jerry.k/ Hwaji
Best Rap & Hip Hop SongB-FreeChaboomBeenzinoHwajiBeenzino
Best R&B & Soul AlbumCrushCrushCrushCrushCrush
Best R&B & Soul SongZion.TTaeyangTaeyangTaeyangZion.T
Best Jazz AlbumSunji LeeWonsool LeeTrio CloserWonsool Lee/ JuJu SongJu Hwan Kim
Best Crossover AlbumHan Seung Seok & Jung JaeilHan Seung Seok & Jung JaeilHan Seung Seok & Jung JaeilHan Seung Seok & Jung JaeilHan Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil
Best Jazz & Crossover PerformanceKim Chang HyunTrio CloserSe:umSjqSunji Lee

Fairly even race, but then it seems to have been the easiest awards to predict in recent years.

Among the IROK readers that took the time to share their predictions, lydia scored the highest with 12 correct guesses and with that has won a CD of her choosing from all nominated albums. A big thank you to those that participated, and a special thank you to Zittensunflower that appear to have been extra careful in making the choices.