The Korea Popular Music Awards held its first-ever event at the Korea International Exhibition Center on Thursday (Dec. 20). The three big awards of the night were given out to TWICE’s “Heart Shaker” (song of the year), BTS’s Love Yourself: Answer (album of the year) and Wanna One (artist of the year).
Wanna One additionally claimed three other awards (a popularity award, the Olleh TV best artist and a bonsang, or main prize), making them the top winning group of the night.
BTS, TWICE and eight other artists also received such awards.
See all the evening’s winners below.
2018 Korea Popular Music Awards Winners
Artist of the Year: Wanna One
Song of the Year: TWICE’s “Heart Shaker”
Album of the Year: BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer”
Rookie of the Year: (G)I-DLE, The Boyz
Bonsang (Main prize): MAMAMOO, Oh My Girl, Roy Kim, Jang Deok Cheol, NCT 127, MOMOLAND, BTOB, TWICE, Red Velvet, Wanna One, BTS
Indie Award: Shaun
Hip Hop Award: Simon Dominic
OST Award: Ben
Ballad Award: BTOB
R&B Award: Urban Zakapa
Olleh TV Best Artist: Wanna One’s “Wanna Travel”
Solo Dance Award: Chungha
Group Dance Award: Red Velvet
Producer Award: Starship Entertainment’s Kim Shi Dae
Popular Performance Award (for instrumental performances): Kwon Byung Ho
Popular Singing Performance Award: PENTAGON
Popularity Award: Wanna One, EXO
Thanks to You Award: Cho Yong Pil
Hallyu Performance Award: Super Junior