The 26th Seoul Music Awards was a star-studded evening of exciting awards and impressive performances!
The annual award ceremony was held on January 19 in Seoul, with many of K-Pop’s most popular artists in attendance, including EXO, BTS, TWICE, GOT7, Red Velvet, VIXX, SEVENTEEN, and many more! The show was hosted by Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, I.O.I’s Jeon Somi, and Tak Jae Hoon.
This year’s New Artist Award went to BLACKPINK, NCT 127, and I.O.I. Bonsang awards (Main Prizes) were given out to MAMAMOO, Red Velvet, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, Block B’s Zico, VIXX, GFRIEND, Taeyeon, EXO, TWICE, SECHSKIES, and BTS.
EXO grabbed their fourth Daesang (Grand Prize) in a row from the Seoul Music Awards this year, as well as a Bonsang and the Fandom School Award.
BTS took home the the most awards of the night, including the Best Album Award for “WINGS,” a Bonsang, the Best Music Video Award for “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” and Best Male Dance Performance.
The Best Digital Song Award went to TWICE, who also took home a Bonsang.
Check out the full list of winners below!
New Artist Award – BLACKPINK, NCT 127, and I.O.I
Bonsang – MAMAMOO
Bonsang – Red Velvet
Bonsang – GOT7
Bonsang – SEVENTEEN
Bonsang – Zico
Bonsang – VIXX
Bonsang – GFRIEND
Bonsang – Taeyeon
Bonsang – EXO
Bonsang – TWICE
Bonsang – SECHSKIES
Bonsang – BTS
Ballad Award – Baek A Yeon
Trot Award – Tae Jin Ah
Hip Hop Award – MOBB (WINNER’s Song Mino and iKON’s Bobby)
EPK Discovery Award – Cosmic Girls and Han Dong Geun
OST Award – Gummy (“You Are My Everything” from “Descendants of the Sun”)
Band Award – Jang Kiha and the Faces
World Collaboration Award – Silentó and PUNCH – “Spotlight”
Fandom School Award – EXO
Best Male Dance Performance Award – BTS
Best Female Dance Performance Award – TWICE
Best Music Video Award – BTS – “Blood, Sweat and Tears”
Popularity Award – SHINee
Korean Wave Award – ASTRO
Best Digital Song Award – TWICE’s “Cheer Up”
Best Album Award – BTS’s “WINGS”
Daesang – EXO
Congrats to all the winners!