[07 Aug 2012][News] Girls’ Generation Wins Gold Medal in Pop Olympics on Popdust
Girls’ Generation won the gold medal for the first ever Pop Olympics on the music news portal, Popdust.
The Pop Olympics had representatives from America, Canada, Great Britain, and Korea compete against each other in a series of polls to see who was the world’s favorite pop star. In the first round starting from July 23rd, where each country elected a representative, Girls’ Generation received a staggering 4,278,684 votes (49.19%), edging out Big Bang, Wonder Girls, and 2NE1 to represent Korea.
Girls’ Generation went up against Taylor Swift from America, Justin Bieber from Canada, and The Wanted from Great Britain in the final competition of the Pop Olympics.
It was a clean sweep for Girls’ Generation, as they won each of the five categories in convincing fashion:
- Best Music Video for ‘MR. TAXI’ (66%, 19,598 votes). Watch here…
- Hottest Artist (66%, 36,154 votes)
- Best YouTube Moment for their fun talents at the New York fan meeting (76%, 33,437 Votes). Watch here…
- Best Fans (65%, 17,413 Votes)
- Best Song for ‘The Boys’ (60%, 157,016 Votes). Watch here…
Voting was held from July 30th until August 6th with a new category being added every day. The Wanted was awarded the silver medal, and Taylor Swift was awarded the bronze.
The turnout was huge in favor of Girls’ Generation for the first Pop Olympics, and they definitely made their presence known as the world’s premiere girl group.
Popdust was founded in February of 2011 by American music industry moguls including the co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, a top editor from ‘SPIN’ and ‘Blender’ magazines and Billboard, and a Senior Sales Executive from ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘Jane’, and ‘Maxim’ magazines.