The 33rd Seoul Music Awards was held over the weekend on January 2, where nominees were presented with awards based on a combination of online votes, panelist opinions and sales numbers.
The ceremony was held at the Rajamangala Stadium in the Thai capital city of Bangkok, marking the first time the award ceremony has been held outside of South Korea.
This year’s awards, which nominated releases from January 2023 to December 2023, saw NCT Dream win the ceremony’s Daesang (grand prize) for a second consecutive year, while BTS, SEVENTEEN, NewJeans and more took home various other prizes in numerous categories.
SEVENTEEN bagged the trophy for Best Album with ‘FML’, a mini-album released in April 2023, while rookie girl group NewJeans went home with the award for Best Song for ‘OMG’, which released in January 2023.
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Meanwhile, K-pop titans BLACKPINK and BTS were each awarded the World Best Artist Award and World Trend Artist Award respectively, while Rookie of the Year went to two acts: RIIZE and ZEROBASEONE. Both boybands also took home two of the 18 Bonsangs (main prizes) given out that evening.
The winners of the 33rd Seoul Music Awards are as follows:
Daesang (Grand Prize)
Bonsang (Main Prize) winners
World Best Artist Award
World Trend Artist Award
Rookie of the Year
Best Performance of the Year
Fan Choice of the Year
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Discovery of the Year
K-pop Special Award
Global Producer Award
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New Wave Star Award
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Y Global Special Award
Best Thai Artist