A big congrats to all the worthy winners!
21 Sep 2017 - 10:01 AM  UPDATED 21 Sep 2017 - 1:13 PM

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.

There were several artists nominated in a number of big categories, but the big winners of the night were EXOTWICEBTSWANNA ONE, and PENTAGON.

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:


  • B.A.P
  • T-ara
  • BTOB
  • Hwang Chi Yeol
  • Red Velvet
  • VIXX
  • EXO

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

Daesang: EXO

A big congratulations to all the worthy winners at the first Soribada Music Awards!


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