NewsMusic NewsHere are all the winners from the 31st Seoul Music Awards
Big winners include BTS, IU and NCT
South Korea’s 31st Seoul Music Awards took place over the weekend on January 23, where artists were awarded based on a combination of online votes, panelist opinions and sales numbers.
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This year’s awards, which nominated releases between January 2021 and December 2021, saw K-pop juggernauts BTS taking home three awards, the most of any K-pop group and second only to trot singer Lim Young-woong.
The septet had taken home World Best Artist Award, the U+Idol Best Artist Awardand one of the 13 Bonsang (main prize) awards. Other K-pop acts like IU, NCT 127 and ENHYPEN had also taken home numerous awards.
IU had won Best Song for her March 2021 single ‘Lilac’ from her fifth studio album of the same time, along with a Bonsang award. NCT 127 had taken home a Bonsang, as well as the Daesang (grand prize) of the night, while ENHYPEN had clinched a Bonsang and the Best Performance Award.
The four K-pop acts, particularly IU and BTS, have achieved great results at most of South Korea’s awards shows for 2021, including the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards and the Golden Disc Awards.
The winners from the 31st Seoul Music Awards are as follows:
Daesang (Grand Prize)
NCT 127 – Winner
OH MY GIRL
Bonsang (Main Prize) winners
OH MY GIRL
Best Song Award
‘Lilac’, IU – Winner
Best Album Award
‘Hot Sauce’, NCT Dream – winner
Rookie of the Year
Epex – winner
Lee Mu-jin – winner
Omega X – winner
Best Performance winners
Car the Garden
Jeon Keon-ho & GyeongseoYeji
Wendy (Red Velvet) – winner
World Best Artist Award winner
U+Idol Live Best Artist Award winner
R&B Hiphop Award
Hyuna – winner