2PM has been crowned “Best Artist” as well as the artist with the “Best Single” by Tower Records.

The Japanese music retailer released the results of the “K-Pop Lovers! Awards” on July 14 and awarded various K-pop acts by tallying up sales figures and votes from netizens. As well as the official sales records, netizens were able to vote via blogs, Facebook and other social networking Web sites.

Tower Records deemed 2PM’s single “Beautiful” as the best K-pop song from the early half of the year. SHINee’s “Sherlock” grabbed the second spot while Kim Hyun Joong’s “KISS KISS/ Lucky Guy” claimed third.

2PM especially displayed their overwhelming popularity grabbing the number one spot on the artist category as well. Meanwhile, Super Junior and SHINee were voted second and third most popular K-pop artists.

Source: JoongAng Daily