South Korea’s 2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards took place in Seoul, and was hosted by Han Seok Jun and Son Dambi and held at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, the event recognized some of the best talent in K-pop in 2018.
The biggest awards of the night went to BTS and TWICE, with the boy band recognized with the Daesang, or Grand Prize, award and the girl group receiving the digital equivalent.
BTS and TWICE were also recognized as one of the 12 Bonsang, or Main Award, winners, and BTS won the World Social Artist Award. To celebrate, both acts shared pictures with their trophies, and even a photobomb, on social media.
Mamamoo, Red Velvet, Nu'Est W, Wanna One and several others were recognized in multiple categories. The event saw performances from many of the winners, including BTS and TWICE.
The 2018 show was Soribada’s second time hosting its K-Music Awards, after last year’s inaugural event. Soribada is a peer-to-peer file-sharing and music streaming service in South Korea.
LIST OF AWARD WINNERS BELOW:
Daesang [Grand Prize]: BTS
Digital Daesang [Grand Prize]: TWICE
Bonsang [Main Award]: Wanna One, MAMAMOO, NCT 127, Bolbbalgan4, TWICE, NU’EST W, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, AOA, Red Velvet, BTS
Artist Award: Red Velvet, MONSTA X
Female Artist Popularity Award: MAMAMOO
Male Artist Popularity Award: Wanna One
World Social Artist Award: BTS
Producer Award: Kim Do Hoon
Music Video Director Award: Hong Won Ki
Rookie Award: The Boyz, Stray Kids, NATURE, IZ
Trot Rookie Award: Kangnam, Seol Ha Yoon
Performance Award: Samuel, DIA
Trot Star Award: Tae Jin Ah, Hong Jin Young
Voice Award: Wheesung, GB9 (Gilgu Bonggu)
Social Voice Award: Seo J
Hip-Hop Artist Award: WINNER’s Song Mino
Queen of Trend Award: Seo In Young
Icon Award: NU’EST W
Rising Hot Star Award: Hyeongseop x Euiwoong, YDPP
R&B Artist Award: Crush
Music Star Award: Chungha, UNB
Overseas Entertainer Award: 7SENSES
Best OST Award: Jeong Se Woon (“It’s You” from What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim)
Netizen Popularity Award: EXO