On January 19, Korea’s top artists were invited to the “21st Seoul Music Awards” held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium. Twelve of the top K-Pop artists were given the “Bonsang” award to recognize their work and popularity over the past year. But the “Daesang” award, given to the top artist of the year, was awarded to none other than Super Junior.
The “21st Seoul Music Awards” was based on all albums released from January to December of last year. The final winners were determined by combining ARS votes (20%), Sports Seoul popularity survey (10%), Digital and album sales (40%), and judging panel points (30%).