January 4, 2017


How Fuse's 'K-Pop Top 40' Works & How Your Favorite Act Can Win

K-pop fans, 2016 is officially over and that means it's time to decide the year's top music video. And this year, Fuse wants to you to declare the best of the best. And you can do that by voting RIGHT NOW!

For Fuse's very-first K-Pop Top 40 music video countdown, we let YOU rank the year's most brilliant, boldest, and breathtakingly beautiful visuals from Korea. From top boy bands and girl groups, rappers and ballad singers, duos and soloists, and everything in between, we've got this year covered and you made sure your favorites were included.

How to vote in Fuse's K-Pop Top 40 of 2016
1. Click through the head-to-head matchups in each round.
2. Vote for your fave videos in each matchup.
3. Share your votes with the rest of your fandom and friends!

Voting lasts until the end of the month on Jan. 31, as artists move through six rounds of head-to-head battles. YOUR votes determine who advances and who gets left behind. You can vote as many times as you like, as long as you're a human voting (and not a bot!).

But wait— don't forget about the wildcards!

Let us explain: Every single vote is crucial in K-Pop Top 40 because each eliminated video that racks up the most votes (of those who lost) in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will return in Round 4 for a second chance. Three artists will be brought back—one from Round 1, one from Round 2, and one from Round 3. Even if your fave gets knocked out in one of the first rounds, they might still have a chance for revenge!

The ultimate winner will be revealed here on Fuse.tv on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Make your voice heard by rocking the vote NOW!

Full rundown of all six rounds of K-Pop Top 40:

  • ROUND 1:
    • Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 5PM ET – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 4PM ET
      • 40 videos, 20 match-ups
  • ROUND 2:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 5PM ET – Tuesday, Jan. 17, 4PM ET
      • 20 videos, 10 match-ups
  • ROUND 3:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5PM ET – Friday, Jan. 20 at 4PM ET
      • 10 videos, 5 match-ups
  • ROUND 4:
    • Friday, Jan. 20 at 5PM ET – Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 4PM ET
      • 8 videos, 4 match-ups (three wildcards return from Rounds 1, 2 and 3)
  • ROUND 5:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 5PM ET – Friday, Jan. 27 at 4PM ET
      • 4 videos, 2 match-ups
  • ROUND 6:
    • Friday, Jan. 27 at 5PM ET – Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 4PM ET
      • Final 2 go head-to-head in a blind vote to decide the No. 1 video of 2016

Craving more K-pop? Listen to the latest episode of Fuse's K-pop podcast K-Stop below: