Once again, 35-year-old Psy sweeps a South Korean awards show by taking home not only the “Best Single of the Year” award but also the one with the highest honour, the “Daesang” award. As much as the rapper/singer himself said that the reign of “Gangnam Style” has ended, he’s still continuously and effortlessly wiping out competition, making a huge impact in both the international as well as local (back home in South Korea) music industry.
Psy’s crazy success has made him almost invincible.
Super K-Pop idol boy group Super Junior, on the other hand, came out of the 22nd Seoul Music Awards (held at the Handball Stadium, Olympic Park in South Korea last night) with the “Bonsang” award and the “Hallyu Special” award. No prizes for guessing why the group was truly deserving of the awards.
Even during the “Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur” (GDA), Super Junior were already big winners, much less this one.
On the other hand, BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon took home the “Record of the Year” accolade for his “One of A Kind” album. Consider the fact that G-Dragon (who released the album while BIGBANG was in the midst of their “Alive GALAXY Tour”) had very little time to promote it. Yet, he snags himself a win. Labelmates Epik High, 2NE1, Lee Hi, and his own members aka BIGBANG also walked away with an award each.
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More notably 16-year-old newbie Lee Hi, who snagged “Best New Artist” alongside other rookies such as EXO-K, Ailee, and B.A.P. Without further ado, here’s the full winners list from last night’s awards show:
Daesang (Grand Prize)
Bonsang (Main Prize)
- Super Junior, Epik High, f(x), 2NE1, Huh Gak, SHINee, miss A, Psy, SISTAR, BIGBANG, Lee Seung Gi , SECRET
Note: Judging for the other categories are based on mobile poll results (20%), Sports Seoul popularity level (10%), album and music sales (50%), and panel judgement (20%).
Best New Artist
- EXO-K, Ailee, B.A.P, Lee Hi
- Lee Seung Gi, SHINee
Performance Culture Award
- Kim Jang Hoon
Record of the Year
- G-Dragon – “One of a Kind”
Digital Record of the Year
- SISTAR – “Alone”
Hallyu Special Award
- Super Junior
Hip Hop/Rap Award
- Double K
Best OST Award
- CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun
Check out our gallery for the compilation of the 22nd Seoul Music Awards’ pictures.
Sources: TV Daily Korea and others as watermarked.
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