On January 14th, stars, idol groups, and musicians gathered at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul for the ’25th Seoul Music Awards’.
The 25th Seoul Music Awards kicked off at 7 p.m. on Jauary 14th at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, and awards were handed out to artists and personalities as varied as EXO (Grand Prize) and BOA (The Record Of The Year). According to the award standard of the annual ceremony, the ‘Bonsang award’ winners are chosen through mobile voting (30%), digital/album sales (40%), and panel judgement (30%). One artist is then chosen from the group of Bonsang winners for the prestigious ‘Daesang’. 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’.
From a top idol group who scored the trophy for Daesang to a superb soloist who was chose as the best female artist of 2015, here is the complete list of winners at the 2016 Seoul Music Awards.
Must Read : Nominations For The 25th Seoul Music Awards
▲ Daesang (Grand Prize): EXO
▲ Record of the Year: B.O.A ‘Kiss My Lips’
▲ Digital Record of the Year: BIGBANG ‘Bang Bang Bang’
▲ Bonsang (Main Prize): EXID, Red Velvet, Taeyeon, VIXX, Zion.T, Yoon Mirae, BTS, EXO, APINK, SISTAR, SHINee, BIGBANG
▲ High1/Mobile Popularity: XIA Junsu
▲ Best New Artist: SEVENTEEN, iKON, GFRIEND
▲ Hallyu Special Award: EXO
▲ Dance Performance Award: Ailee, MonstaX
▲ Performance Culture Award: HyukO
▲ R&B/Hip Hop Award: SanE
▲ Best OST Award: Jang Jae In
▲ Ballad Award: BTOB
▲ Trot Award: Hong Jin Young