13th Annual Soompi Awards: The Winners

The moment you’ve all been waiting for… Here are the winners of the 13th Annual Soompi Awards.

Along with the momentous 20th anniversary of the founding of Soompi, we celebrate the best of Korean television and music with the 13th Annual Soompi Awards. This year, we partnered with Twitter, Fuse, and ZANYBROS to bring you the biggest Soompi Awards yet with over 163 million votes from 190+ countries. Your votes and a combination of music chart scores in relevant categories decided the brightest stars of the past year. Without further ado, here they are:



Best Female Solo IU
Best Male Solo Baekhyun
Best Female Group GFRIEND
Best Male Group GOT7
Best Hip-Hop/R&B Artist Heize
Breakout Artist MONSTA X
Best Collaboration Mic Drop Remix (BTS x Desiigner x Steve Aoki)
Best Choreography DNA (BTS)
Best Stage Outfit Holiday (Girls’ Generation)
FUSE Music Video of the Year Check out the winner on Fuse!
Rookie of the Year Wanna One
Song of the Year DNA (BTS)
Album of the Year You Never Walk Alone (BTS)
Artist of the Year BTS
Breakout Actor Jung Hae In (While You Were Sleeping)
Best Idol Actor V (Hwarang)
Best Web Series Ruby Ruby Love
Best Acting Ensemble Hwarang
Best Foreign Drama Attention, Love!
Best Variety Show It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets
Best Music Reality Show Produce 101 Season 2
Best Soundtrack Goblin OST
Best Supporting Actor Lee Dong Wook (Goblin)
Best Supporting Actress Yoo In Na (Goblin)
Best Kiss Nam Ji Hyun and Ji Chang Wook (Suspicious Partner)
Best Couple Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
Actor of the Year Lee Joon Gi (Criminal Minds)
Actress of the Year YoonA (The King Loves)
Drama of the Year Goblin
Twitter Best Fandom GOT7
Latin America Popularity Award GOT7
Hallyu Special Award  Jonghyun (SHINee)

A special thanks also goes out to Edward, the creator and curator of the Soompi Music Chart.

*How the winners are decided: Our music awards are based on votes by international fans and our own Soompi Music Chart. Our chart is the ultimate litmus test for popularity outside of Korea, taking into account both official Korean rankings and the rankings of artists on the Soompi site to accurately gauge the international popularity of the top groups. Our drama awards are based on the votes of passionate drama fans. Any illegal voting from bots were disqualified for all categories. Voting for our “Twitter Best Fandom” category occurred exclusively on Twitter.
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