Nominations For The 25th Seoul Music Awards
The 25th Seoul Music Awards is back in Korea after the last edition was held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul.
The annual K-pop event is the most prestigious award in K-Pop which is industry voted plus physical sales combined to decide the winners. The 25th SMA will be held on Thursday 14th January 2016 n the Gymnastics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Seoul. The awards will be broadcasted by KBS Drama Channel and will feature all the hottest K-Pop acts of 2015. And the SMA contains five major award categories with the following award sub categories :
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Album Award > Daesang Award (Grand Prize), or Artist of the Year is awarded to the best artist of the top 10 Bonsang winners by calculating album and digital sales with online vote and a final judgement by the judges of the award ceremony.
ㄴEXO, f(x), Girls’ Generation, GOT7, APINK, 2PM, BTS, CNBLUE, 4MINUTE, B1A4 and more.
Digital Album Award > Record of the Year in Digital Release is awarded to the best single in digital release.
ㄴBIGBANG, EXID, EXO, AOA, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, JYP, Hyuk Oh Band, Miss A, Wonder Girls and more.
New Artist Award >
ㄴSonamoo, GFRIEND, iKON, Lovelyz, Monsta X, Oh My Girl, SEVENTEEN and TWICE.
Popularity Award > Popularity Award is awarded to performers who gained popularity during the year, the winners chosen by online voting by domestic fandoms.
ㄴSHINee, BTS, Girls’ Generation, EXO, BEAST and VIXX.
Global Fan’s Choice Award > Global Fan’s Choice Award is also awarded to performers who gained popularity during the year, the winner chosen by online voting by outside K-pop fans.
ㄴf(x), EXO, SHinee, Red Velvet, BIGBANG and Miss A.