On January 25th, the 27th Seoul Music Awards recognized and celebrated the K-pop artists who made significant contributions to the Korean music industry!
This year, to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the awards show, artists gather at the Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul and also put up incredible performances. Shin Dong Yup, Kim So Hyun and Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul were the wonderful hosts for the night.
BTS took home night’s biggest award, the Grand Prize and the bonsang award went to NU’EST W, BLACKPINK, SEVENTEEN, BTOB, TWICE, EXO, Bolbbalgan4, GOT7, Red Velvet, Wanna One, BTS, and Super Junior.
The night’s Rookie Award was awarded to Wanna One, PRISTIN, and Chungha. EXO was unable to attend the ceremony, but received three awards: a Bonsang, the Fandom School Award, and the Korean Wave Special Award.
Check out the winners and their acceptance speeches below!
Grand Prize — BTS
Bonsang — NU’EST W
Bonsang – BLACKPINK
Bonsang – SEVENTEEN
Bonsang – BTOB
Bonsang – TWICE, EXO
Bonsang – Bolbbalgan4
Bonsang – GOT7
Bonsang – Red Velvet
Bonsang – Wanna One
Bonsang – BTS
Bonsang – Super Junior
Rookie Award — PRISTIN
Rookie Award – Chungha
Rookie Award – Wanna One
Band Award iamnot
OST Award – Ailee for “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow” (“Goblin” OST)
R&B Soul Award – Suran
TikTok Dance Performance Award – NCT 127
TikTok Dance Performance Award – MAMAMOO
Discovery of the Year Award – MONSTA X
Best Album Award – IU for “Palette”
Judge’s Special Award – Spring Summer Fall Winter
Fandom School Award – EXO
Producer of the Year Award – Bang Shi Hyuk
Korean Wave Special Award – EXO (accepted by Super Junior’s Leeteuk)
Popularity Award — SHINee’s Taemin (accepted by Leeteuk)
Best Digital Song Award — Yoon Jong Shin
Congratulations to all the winners!