The Seoul Music Award Ceremony was held on the 19th of January where artists are honored based on their album sales, popularity polls and judges’ selections.
Super Junior bagged the grand ‘Daesung’ prize making them the big winners of the night.
Leeteuk, the leader of the group broke down as he raised the trophy on the stage, hugging the other members who were also in tears. Leeteuk said, ‘Like any other celebrity, we also wanted to become flowers receiving the spotlight. But now we want to be able to get back up, even if we fall like weeds. Thank you to the world’s best fan club, E.L.F. Also, the four members who couldn’t make it tonight, thank you. We are Super Junior!’
Siwon added, ‘Thank you so much. A lot of people come to mind but I’d like to thank my two grandmothers who would have loved to see this moment. I’d like to dedicate this to heaven.’
The “21st Seoul Music Awards” was based on all albums released from January to December of last year. The final winners were determined by combining ARS votes (20%), Sports Seoul popularity survey (10%), Digital and album sales (40%), and judging panel points (30%).
Here’s the full list of winners from the “21st Seoul Music Awards”:
Daesang: Super Junior
Bonsang: Super Junior, SNSD, Kara, Secret, SISTAR, BEAST, miss A, IU, Lee Seung Ki, T-ara, FT Island, 4minute
Best Album: IU
Digital Album: T-ara
Best Rookie: B1A4, Boyfriend, A Pink
Best R&B Ballad: 4men
Best Hip Hop: Clover
Best OST: Baek Ji Young
Special Hallyu Award: Kara
Popularity Award: Lee Seung Ki, SNSD
Concert Culture Award: YB Band