The 20th High1 Seoul Music Awards were held on January 20th at the Hall of Peace in Kyunghee University, and many top K-pop artists were in attendance.
The awards show first begun in 1990 and is presented annually by Sports Seoul for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea. It is one of the big 4 music award ceremonies in Korea, alongside Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Melon Music Awards.
The hosts for the evening were Shin Dong Yup, SNSD’s Yuri and Tak Jae Hoon.
The Bonsang award winners are chosen through voting (20%), digital/album sales (50%), research (10%), and panel judgement (20%). One artist is then chosen from the Bonsang winners for the Daesang.
- SNSD (first girl group to win consecutive Daesangs)