Now that this year is coming to a close, it’s time to pick the best artist of 2009! And can you guess who won? No, it was not 2PM nor any other boy band. Idol girl group SNSD was picked as Korea’s #1 Artist of 2009!

Today on the airing of MBC’s ‘Section TV Entertainment News,’ SNSD rose to the #1 spot, surpassing the Wonder Girls with their hit song ‘Gee.’ They also garnered much attention from their other hit single ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie).’

Following SNSD for the nation’s top artists included the Brown Eyed Girls in 2nd place with their infectious hip-swaying dance; the beastly 2PM idols in 3rd place with their hot comeback ‘Heartbeat’; Baek Ji Young in 4th place with her awesome vocals in ‘Like Being Hit by a Bullet’; and Super Junior in 5th place with the catchy melody of ‘Sorry Sorry.’

In addition, following Super Junior were…
6th place: Infinity Challenge
7th place: 2NE1
8th place: G-Dragon
9th place: Shinee
10th place: Jang Ki Ha and the Faces
11th place: Kara
12th place: f(x)
13th place: Kim Tae Woo
14th place: 4minute
15th place: Norazo