On January 31st, stars, idol groups, and musicians gathered at the Olympic Park in Seoul for the '22nd Seoul Music Awards'.
The awards show first began in 1990 and is held annually by Sports Seoul to recognize outstanding achievements in the Korean music industry. It is one of the big four music award ceremonies in Korea, alongside the 'Mnet Asian Music Awards', 'Golden Disk Awards', and 'Melon Music Awards'.
Check out the list of winners below!
Note: The 'Bonsang award' winners are chosen through voting (20%), digital/album sales (50%), research (10%), and panel judgement (20%). One artist is then chosen from the group of Bonsang winners for the prestigious 'Daesang'.
▲ Daesang (Grand Prize)
▲ Bonsang (Main Prize)
Super Junior | Epik High | f(x) | 2NE1 | Huh Gak | SHINee | miss A | Psy | SISTAR | Big Bang | Lee Seung Gi | SECRET
Note: Judging for the other categories are based on mobile poll results (20%), Sports Seoul popularity level (10%), album and music sales (50%), and panel judgement (20%).
▲ Best New Artist
EXO-K | Ailee | B.A.P | Lee Hi
▲ High1/Mobile Popularity
Lee Seung Gi | SHINee
▲ Performance Culture Award
Kim Jang Hoon
▲ Record of the Year
G-Dragon - 'One of a Kind'
▲ Digital Record of the Year
SISTAR - 'Alone'
▲ Hallyu Special Award
▲ R&B/Ballad Award
▲ Hip Hop/Rap Award
▲ Best OST Award
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