12th Korean Music Awards Winners Announced, Including AKMU, Crush, and Soyu x Junggigo

2015-02-26 09:42:55 2015-02-26 09:42:55
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The winners of the 12th Korean Music Awards were announced at the ceremony that took place on February 26.

In its 12th year, the Korean Music Awards celebrate quality music released every year. The nominees and the winners are chosen by a board of music critics, music producers, and other professionals in the industry.

Previously, it was announced that Infinite, Jay Park, and HA:TFELT won the netizen-voted popularity award.

The full list of the nominees and winners is as follows, with winners in bold:

Album of the Year:
Loro’s W.A.N.D.Y
9 and the Numbers “Treasure Island”
Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon “{Secret}”
Danpyunsun and the Sailors “Animal”
Hwaji “EAT”

Song of the Year:
Soyu x Junggigo “Some”
9 and the Numbers “Hide and Seek”
Zion.T “Yanghwa BRDG”
Kwon Tree “When I Was Young”
Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon “Secret”
Yoonsang “If You Want to Console Me”

Artist of the Year:
Lee Seung Hwan
Danpyunsun and the Sailors
Seo Taiji
Lee Won Sool
Gonne Choi

New Artist of the Year:
Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon
Crush
Kwon Tree
The Barberettes
AKMU

Rock Album of the Year:
Danpyunsun and the Sailors “Animal” 
Guckkasten “Frame”
Asian Chairshot “Horizon”
Unchained “Thorn”
Hollow Jan “Day Off”

Rock Song of the Year:
Asian ChairshotHaeya”
Guckkasten “Transformation”
Danpyunsun and the Sailors “Ball”
Jang Kiha and the Faces “Heart of Human”
Hollow Jan “Day 3: The Day After”

Modern Rock Album of the Year:
Loros “W.A.N.D.Y”
9 and the Numbers “Treasure Island”
Glittering Blackness, Fall “Untitled (2nd)”
Nunco Band “Skyland”
Ironic Hue “For Melting Steel”

Modern Rock Song of the Year:
9 and the Numbers “Hide and Seek” 
Thornapple “Strange Climate”
Nunco Band “Future Luv”
Loro’s “U”
Boys in the Kitchen “Bivo”

Folk Album of the Year:
Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon “{Secret}”
Kwon Tree “Picture”
Big Baby Driver “A Story of a Boring Monkey and a Baby Girl”
Siwa “Continuing without Hesitation”
Gonne Choi “I Was, I Am, I Will”

Folk Song of the Year:
Kwon Tree “When I Was Young” 
Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon “Secret”
Siwa “Wish”
Lee Young Hoon “Ephemera (with Yozoh)”
Lee Jang Hyuk “Lette”
Gonne Choi “Monster”

Pop Album of the Year:
AKMU “Play”
Kyo “Spade One”
Lala Sweet “Your World”
The Barberettes “The Barberettes Song Collection #1”
Lee Seung Hwan “Fall to Fly”

Pop Song of the Year:
Soyu x Junggigo “Some” 
The Barberettes “Little Gals”
AKMU “Melted”
Lee Seung Hwan “Hwayangyeonhwa”
HA:TFELT “Ain’t Nobody”

Electronic & Dance Album of the Year:
HEO “Structure”
Idiotape “Tours”
WYM “After Moon”
Ludistelo “Experience”
Saram12saram “Raindrop Cloud Typhoon Sun”
Infinite “Season 2”

Electronic & Dance Song of the Year:
Yoonsang “If You Want to Console Me”
F.W.D “Kotin”
haihm “Bird that Doesn’t Cry”
Juuno “Poly Evil (with Zitten)”
Seo Taiji “Christmalo.win”

Rap & Hip Hop Album of the Year:
Hwaji “EAT” 
B-Free “Korean Dream”
Vasco “Code Name: 187”
Jerry.K “Reality, Enemy”
Chaboom “Original”

Rap & Hip Hop Song of the Year:
B-Free “Hot Summer” 
Beenzino “Dali, Van, Picasso”
Epik High “Born Hater”
Chaboom “Ansan Noir (with Ringojay)”
Hwaji “Don’t (feat. Okasian)”

R&B & Soul Album of the Year:
Crush “Crush on You” 
Ra.D “Soundz”
Jay Park “Evolution”
R.Shine “Natural Hi-Fi”
Taewan “As I Am”

R&B & Soul Song of the Year:
Zion.T “Yanghwa BRDG” 
Crush “Hug Me (feat. Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)”
Jay Park “Ride Me”
R.Shine “Star In You”
Taeyang “Eyes, Nose, Lips”

Jazz & Crossover Album of the Year – Jazz:
Sunji Lee “The Night of the Border” 
Kim Joo Hwan “Tranquility”
Song Young Joo “Between”
Sunny Kim & Ben Monder “The Shining Sea”
Lee Won Sool “Into the Time”
Trio Closer “Coexistence”

Jazz & Crossover Album of the Year – Crossover:
Han Seung Suk & Jung Jae Il “Bari Abandoned” 
Park Woo Jae “Extension”
Se:um “Se:um”
su:m “su:m”
Jung Mina “Moment of Humanity”

Jazz & Crossover Performance of the Year:
Kim Chang Hyun “Oblivion” 
Sjq “Sjq”
Se:um “Se:um”
Sunji Lee “The Night of the Border”
Trio Closer “Coexistence”

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees!