BTS / Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

BTS has added another six awards to their massive collection of accolades.


The 30th Seoul Music Awards were held on January 31. The awards ceremony was held as a contact-free event this year to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. 


Unsurprisingly, BTS was honored with the grand prize. In addition, they also took home one of the main awards, the WhosFandom Award, K-Wave Award, and the awards for best song and best album. 


In their video acceptance speech, BTS made sure to thank their devoted fans. “I think we’ll be able to take on this year with a fighting spirit because of this valuable award we’ve received. This is all thanks to ARMY. Thank you for always showing us support and love. If it weren’t for you, there would be no BTS. We hope that circumstances improve this year so we can see you. We hope that you have a happy 2021 with BTS.”


The winners of the main award include TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, Kang Daniel, TXT, IZ*ONE, ATEEZ, BTS, NU’EST, Oh My Girl, NCT 127, and MONSTA X. 

TWICE / Photo: JYP Entertainment

One of the most memorable moments of the evening came when the group TWICE got on stage as a full unit for the first time since last October, when member Jeongyeon decided to take a break for health reasons. 

Im Young Woong / Photo: Ten Asia DB

Kang Daniel / Photo: Konnect Entertainment

Im Young Woong took home the Trot Award and Popularity Award. Fellow male soloist Kang Daniel also won two awards: a main award and the Fan PD Artist Award. 


This year’s Rookie of the Year award went to TREASURE, ENHYPEN, and aespa. 


Winners of the 30th Seoul Music Awards

Grand Prize: BTS

Best Song Award: BTS

Best Album Award: BTS

Main Award: TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, Kang Daniel, TXT,  IZ*ONE, ATEEZ, BTS, NU’EST, Oh My Girl, NCT 127, MONSTA X

Rookie of the Year: TREASURE, aespa, ENHYPEN

Popularity Award: Im Young Woong

K-Wave Award: BTS

Trot Award: Im Young Woong

Ballad Award: Sandeul

OST Award: Jo Jung Suk

R&B/Hip Hop Award: Jessi


Best Performance Award: (G)I-DLE, THE BOYZ

Discovery of the Year: ITZY

WhosFandom Award: BTS and ARMY

Fan PD Artist Award: Kang Daniel