The 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards, one of the biggest music award ceremonies in Korea, took place in Seoul on January 31, featuring many of the hottest K-pop acts.
At the ceremony at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul’s Olympic Park, PSY was honored with the Grand Prize thanks to his smash hit “Gangnam Style,” released on July 15 in 2012.
However, the world renowned rapper/singer could not attend the event due to his overseas activities. Epik High’s Tablo, PSY’s lablemate, accepted the prize on his behalf.
Another big winner at the Seoul Music Awards was G-Dragon, who received the Best Album prize with his first solo mini-album “One Of A Kind.”
Meanwhile, K-pop boy bands EXO-K, B.A.P, songstresses Ailee and Lee Hi were picked as rookie artists of 2012.
Awardees of the 22nd Seoul Music Awards
Grand Prize : PSY
Best Album : “One Of A Kind” of G-Dragon
Main Award : f(x), Big Bang, PSY, SHINee, 2NE1, SISTAR, Huh Gak, Epik High, Super Junior, Lee Seung-gi, Secret, miss A
Digital Source Award : SISTAR
Rookie Award : EXO-K, Ailee, B.A.P, Lee Hi
Hallyu Special Award : Super Junior
Concert Culture Award : Kim Jang-hoon
R&B Ballad Award : K.will
Hip-hop Award : Double K
OST Award : Lee Jong-hyun of CNBLUE
High1 Popular Award : Lee Seung-gi, SHINee
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