The winners of the '2019 Korean Music Awards' have been revealed.
This year was the award ceremony's 16th annual event, and it was held at the Guro Arts Valley art theater on February 26. The 'KMA' awards both mainstream and underground music artists, and unlike other Korean awards ceremonies, the winners are decided by a panel of judges consisting of music critics, radio show producers, academics, and other industry professionals. BTS were the big winners at the event as they took home 3 awards including Musician of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Song. They are the first to win Musician of the Year in back to back years.
Check out the winners and some of the great music below!
Album of the Year: Jang Pil Soon 'Soony Eight : Sogil Soony Eight'
Song of the Year: BTS "Fake Love"
Musician of the Year: BTS
Best Rock Album: Life and Time 'Age'
Best Rock Song: Life and Time "Jamsugyo"
Best Modern Rock Album: Say Sue Me 'Where We Were Together'
Best Modern Rock Song: Say Sue Me — "Old Town"
Best Metal and Hardcore Album: DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY 'THE LORD OV SHADOWS'
Best Pop Album: Jang Pil Soon 'Soony Eight : Sogil Soony Eight'
Best Pop Song: BTS "Fake Love"
Best Dance and Electronic Album: Mid-Air Thief 'Crumbling'
Best Dance and Electronic Song: YESEO "Honey, Don’t Kill My Vibe"
Best Rap and Hip Hop Album: Bassagong 'Tang-A'
Best Rap and Hip Hop Song: XXX "Ganju Gok"
Best R&B and Soul Album: Jclef – 'flaw, flaw'
Best R&B and Soul Song: SUMIN "Your Home" (Feat. Xin Seha)
Best Folk Album: Kim Sawol 'Romance'
Best Folk Song: Kim Sawol "Someone"
Best Jazz Album: Lee Sujin "SONG OF APRIL"
Best Crossover Album: near east quartet 'near east quartet'
Best Jazz and Crossover Performance: Song Youngjoo "Late Fall"
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yang Hee Eun
Rookie of the Year: AIRY