- Cole Yoon
NETIZENS ARE AMAZED NEXT LEVEL WON A DAESANG WITHOUT WINNING A SINGLE MUSIC PROGRAM
AESPA's "Next Level" for many is the song of the year for 2021. Everyone in th nation have heard this song as it has been featured on numerous shows and was even used to announce the presidential election vote tally results.
As a result, many people may have assumed that the group won first place on numerous music show programs with this song. However, one netizen recently revealed that while aespa's "Next Level" did not win any music competitions, it did win the coveted Daesang award (Grand Prize at the end of year music shows).
"The best hit song from last year," the netizen explained, "that never won first place in any music program but won Daesang and has the most parodies." The post included the music video for "Next Level," and numerous netizens gathered to discuss it.
"Oh, I had no idea it had never won the top spot on a music program," one netizen observed. "At the very least, it won awards at the year-end awards shows," "Perhaps it's because this song gained popularity later," "I'm certain it swept the music charts later on; it wasn't popular when it was released," "I believe they were unable to win number one because their comeback conflicted with BTS, and thus they were unable to win," "What? 'Next Level' went viral in a big way." "Everyone was singing 'I'm on the next level' last year, lol," and "That's insane, I thought it would have won first place on at least one music show."