The Top 50 were selected based on the records and sound sources released from September last year to the end of August. On July 20th marks the online voting for '2017 SOBA Top 10'.
According to the present status of the 2017 SOBA voting site, EXO and BTS are in the leads for the '2017 SOBA Top 10' which selects 10 teams with the most support from music fans. Other groups include Highlight, Mamamoo, GOT7 were also ranked in Top 10.
The Shinhan Ryu Popularity Award will be either going to EXO or BTS as they continue to spread K-pop music and culture across the globe. In addition other contestants for the award are T-Ara, Taeyeon, GOT7, Hwang Chi Yeul, G-Dragon, IU, Highlight and Mamamoo. '2017 SOBA 10' and 'Shinhan Ryu Popularity Award' will be selecting the winners by reflecting online voting scores, scores come either from streaming and downloading, runners committee score, and professional committee scores. Especially the scores (streaming, download) and the online voting score are the highest percentage of the winner selection criteria.
'2017 SOBA' will be translated into multilingual languages in 7 countries including English, Chinese and Japanese. It will be transmitted in real time to over 160 countries through various social network services (SNS). Good luck to all the nominees.