The 27th annual Seoul Music Awards ceremony is coming up, and now the nominees have officially been revealed!
The awards categories currently include Daesang (Grand Prize) and Bonsang (Main Prize), as well as categories for the best: Album, Digital Song, New Artist, Ballad, OST, R&B and Hip Hop, Trot, Ballad and Dance Performance. There will also be a Popularity Award, a Korean Wave Award, a Performance and Culture Award, a Discovery Award and a Fandom School Award.
Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees in four categories, the Bonsang Award, New Artist Award, Popularity Award and Korean Wave Award. While the Bonsang Award and the New Artist Award will be decided concurrently with a judges panel, the Popularity and Korean Wave Awards will ultimately be decided by fan votes!
The Bonsang nominees include: EXID, Hwang Chi Yeol, EXO, Super Junior, G-Friend, IU, GOT7, Red Velvet, DEAN, Buzz, Taemin, Hyukoh, Eddy Kim, Psy, SHINee, Lovelyz, Heize, Mad Clown, Seventeen, Bobby, Zion.T, B1A4, Han Dong Geun, Jung Seung Hwan, NCT 127, Epik High, Zico, MeloMance, HyunA, Black Pink, UP10TION, Taeyeon, Urban Zakapa, CNBLUE, BTS, SEENROOT, F.T. Island, BTOB, G-Dragon, SF9, TWICE, Bolbbalgan4, NU’EST W, Suran, VIXX, Sechskies, Jung Joon Il, Block B, Crush, Momoland, Samuel Kim, Girls’ Generation, MONSTA X, Yoon Jong Shin, DIA, A Pink, Girl’s Day, Hyori, Ailee, Gugudan, WINNER, Akdong Musician, MAMAMOO, Highlight, and Sunmi.
BLACKPINK PERFORMANCE @ 2017 SEOUL MUSIC AWARDS
The Rookie Award nominees include: As well as their Rookie Award nominees: Jung Se Woon, Kim Chung Ha, MXM, Weki Meki, Woo Won Jae, JBJ, One, PRISTIN, Golden Child, KARD, and Wanna One.
GOT7 PERFORMANCE @ 2017 SEOUL MUSIC AWARDS
The nominees for the Popularity Award and Korean Wave Award include: Bobby, Samuel Kim, NU’EST W, Gugudan, Suran, Wanna One, Hyukoh, One, JBJ, Epik High, Lovelyz, Golden Child, Yoon Jong Shin, Seventeen, DEAN, Sechskies, Woo Won Jae, Hyori, G-Dragon, Psy, Akdong Musician, VIXX, Girls’ Generation, F.T. Island, NCT 127, Buzz, BTS, Han Dong Geun, Jung Se Woon, CNBLUE, Block B, TWICE, Urban Zakapa, Ailee, Kim Chung Ha, Super Junior, Heize, Hwang Chi Yeol, PRISTIN, SHINee, MeloMance, Weki Meki, G-Friend, B1A4, Bolbbalgan4, MONSTA X, BTOB, Sunmi, Taeyeon, A Pink, IU, EXO, MAMAMOO, Crush, Red Velvet, DIA, Eddy Kim, Girl’s Day, Taemin, Mad Clown, MXM, HyunA, GOT7, UP10TION, Jung Seung Hwan, EXID, Jung Joon Il, Zion.T, Highlight, Black Pink, WINNER, MOMOLAND, ZIco, KARD, SEENROOT, and SF9.
BTS PERFORMANCE @ 2017 SEOUL MUSIC AWARDS
The full list of nominees can be found on the Seoul Music Awards’ official website, but have not yet been finalized.
The Awards are set to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome at 7:30PM KST on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Will you be tuning in?
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Written by: Heather Clement
Edited by: Tracey