The 26th Seoul Music Awards Are Over, Here’s Who Won

The 26th Seoul Music Awards were held in South Korea on January 19 and, as it was I.O.I’s last awards appearance, it was an emotional event.EXO was named Artist of the Year and also took home a Bonsang and the Fandom School Award. It was BTS, however, that really stole the show by winning the most awards of the night. The show’s most emotional moment came when I.O.I took the stage for one last time, accepting the best new artist award.

Check out the full list of winners below!

Daesang (Artist of the year) – EXO

Record of the Year – BTS

Bonsang Award Winners – MAMAMOO, Red Velvet, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, ZICO, VIXX, GFRIEND, Taeyeon, EXO, TWICE, SECHSKIES, and BTS

New Artist Award – NCT 127, BLACKPINK, and I.O.I

Ballad Award – Baek A Yeon

TROT Award – Tae Jin Ah


EPK Discovery Award – WJSN and Han Dong Geun


Band Award – Jang Kiha & The Faces

Music Video Award – BTS

Record of the Year (Digital) – TWICE

Fandom School Award – EXO

Dance Performance Award – BTS and TWICE

Popularity Award – SHINee

Hallyu Special Award – ASTRO

World Collaboration Award – Punch and Silento