If you went into a coma and finally recovered from it today (congrats!), -OR- if you’ve been following nothing but SNSD Korean for your ground-breaking soshi news, then you wouldn’t know that ‘I Got a Boy’ won the 2013 YouTube Music Awards for Video of the Year two days ago (November 3, 2013). Well.. surprise! They won it two days ago. Yay!!!
If you weren’t in a coma, and haven’t been only relying on SNSD Korean for your ground-breaking soshi news, then you probably already knew that ‘I Got a Boy’ won at the 2013 YouTube Music Awards. Yay!!!
2013 was the first year of the YouTube Music Awards, and consisted of 6 categories:
- Video of the Year
- Artist of the Year
- Innovation of the Year
- YouTube Breakthrough
- YouTube Phenomenon
- Response of the Year
Although I personally question whether they will be held again next year, I Got a Boy was successfully nominated for the Video of the Year award based on YouTube stats for this year. The numerics that were taken into account for nominees included number of views, likes, comments, and channel subscriptions.
From there, the girls were up against 9 other artists that were also nominated based on the same selection criteria. The competition was unsurprisingly fierce, with nominees such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, as well as fellow K-pop artist PSY. Video of the Year nominees included:
- Epic Rap Battles Of History – Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
- Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
- Girls’ Generation - I Got A Boy
- Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beauty And A Beat
- Lady Gaga - Applause
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
- Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
- One Direction - Best Song Ever
- PSY - Gentleman
- Selena Gomez - Come & Get It
The winner was determined by fans, who had to share a specific YouTube Music Award link on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. According to the image below with stats compiled by @TurtleRua, SONES absolutely dominated the voting process and launched Soshi to the top. (Sorry Beliebers!)
Tiffany represented the girls in accepting the first ever YTMA for Video of the Year, and once again graced America with her charming English by thanking SM Entertainment, the 8 other members, and SONEs in her thank-you speech. You can check out the award video below care of SMTOWN’s YouTube Channel:
It’s a bit disappointing to note that there was minimal applause/cheering when IGAB was announced as the winner, but I’ll reasonably assume it’s because most of the audience hadn’t even heard of Girls’ Generation and the fact that they ended up winning against some of the most influential artists in the world would come as a big surprise. SONE jjang!
Notable reads of the event include:
Unfortunately, some fans of the competing artists took to twitter with less-than-nice remarks about the Asian girl-group taking top prize on Sunday’s event. I’m sure that the frustration was justified however, and simply due to the one question on everyone’s mind:
What’s so great about getting a boy chicken?
Written by: greeentee@snsdkorean
Sources/Thanks: @TurtleRua, billboard  , SMTOWN Youtube, Girls’ Generation Facebook
I love korea said:
They r totally awesome!!!!!!!!!! ❤
Aww! I was hoping to see the video. Not only did I not know they won, but I have not seen the video! Tighten up there! 😉
Yudi "Didi' said:
yeah, it’s a little bit sad the fact that they don’t acknowledge our girls won the award..
but, the fact that our girls won that with undefeated hit count make me feel better..
we’ll always cheering you girls..
so keep your good work, and keep smile our angels..
Michael Sternestedt said:
i am so very happy for them winning this award
congrats girls 🙂
me to i am so happy
Dude if I was there I would have screamed my head off with my other kpop friends!! It sad that they only got little applause when Tiffany went up on stage!! But still I’m a proud SoNe.. Girls Generation Jjang!!!
Dhea Sone Forever said:
SNSD Daebaaakkkkkkkk !!!!! 😀
Soshiguy (@GetonDWN2011) said:
they deserved it and the stats r amazing! as far as the haters go, well, We are SONES! you can’t beat us, so you might as well join us! Your resistance is FUTILE!
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