Red Velvet, BTS, EXO and More Win Big at 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards: Full List

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Red Velvet arrive for the Korea Popular Music Awards at the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on Dec. 20, 2018.

The Korea Popular Music Awards held its first-ever event at the Korea International Exhibition Center on Thursday (Dec. 20). The three big awards of the night were given out to TWICE’s “Heart Shaker” (song of the year), BTS’s Love Yourself: Answer (album of the year) and Wanna One (artist of the year).

Wanna One additionally claimed three other awards (a popularity award, the Olleh TV best artist and a bonsang, or main prize), making them the top winning group of the night.

BTS, TWICE and eight other artists also received such awards.

See all the evening’s winners below.

2018 Korea Popular Music Awards Winners

Artist of the Year: Wanna One

Song of the Year: TWICE’s “Heart Shaker”

Album of the Year: BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer”

Rookie of the Year: (G)I-DLE, The Boyz

Bonsang (Main prize): MAMAMOO, Oh My Girl, Roy Kim, Jang Deok Cheol, NCT 127, MOMOLAND, BTOB, TWICE, Red Velvet, Wanna One, BTS

Indie Award: Shaun

Hip Hop Award: Simon Dominic

OST Award: Ben

Ballad Award: BTOB

R&B Award: Urban Zakapa

Olleh TV Best Artist: Wanna One’s “Wanna Travel”

Solo Dance Award: Chungha

Group Dance Award: Red Velvet

Producer Award: Starship Entertainment’s Kim Shi Dae

Popular Performance Award (for instrumental performances): Kwon Byung Ho

Popular Singing Performance Award: PENTAGON

Popularity Award: Wanna One, EXO

Thanks to You Award: Cho Yong Pil

Hallyu Performance Award: Super Junior


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