The awards season has officially kicked off with the first ever Soribada Music Awards, which was held yesterday (September 20) at the Jamsil Student's Gymnasium and saw the best of K-pop over the past year be recognised.
EXO won two big awards at the event, managing to fight off some tough competition to win the Daesang (grand prize) and the New Korean Wave Popularity Award.
TWICE also managed to win the event's second Daesang, the Digital Daesang.
While BTS weren't present, the boys managed to win the New Korean Wave Artists Award and they send a video message to all the fans as a sign of thanks.
WANNA ONE and PENTAGON split the honours for the New Korean Wave Rookie Award, both groups picking up the win!
As for the night's Bonsang awards (main awards), the 10 winners were GFRIEND, B.A.P, MAMAMOO, T-ara, BTOB, TWICE, Hwang Chi Yeol, MONSTA X, Red Velvet, VIXX, and EXO
Here's the full-list of winners at the event:
- Hwang Chi Yeol
- MONSTA X
- Red Velvet
New Korean Wave Producer Award: Iggy Yongbae
New Korean Wave Music Video Award: Zanybros
New Korean Wave Music Star Award: SONAMOO and KNK
New Korean Wave OST Award: Ailee’s “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow"
New Korean Wave Rookie Award: Wanna One and PENTAGON
New Korean Wave Popularity Award: EXO
New Korean Wave Icon Award: Red Velvet
New Korean Wave Trot Award: Tae Jin Ah, Hong Jin Young
New Korean Wave Global Career Achievement Award: Eru
New Korean Wave Photogenic Award: DIA
New Korean Wave Rising Hot Star Award: Cosmic Girls and Wanna One
New Korean Wave Voice Award: Han Dong Geun
New Korean Wave Performance Award: NCT 127 and gugudan
New Korean Wave Artist Award: BTS
Digital Daesang: TWICE
A big congratulations to all the worthy winners at the first Soribada Music Awards!
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