28th Seoul Music Awards Announces Ceremony Details + Nominees For Fan-Voted Categories

Posted November 28, 2018 by

Details have been revealed for the next Seoul Music Awards!

The 28th Seoul Music Awards will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome on January 15 at 7 p.m. KST. It will be broadcast live via KBS Drama, KBS Joy, KBS W, and BBangya TV.

The awards that will be presented are the Grand Prize, Best Album, Best Sound Source, Rookie of the Year, Best Ballad, Best OST, Best R&B / Hip Hop, Best Trot, Best Band, Popularity Award, K-Wave Popularity Award, Show & Culture Award, Discovery of the Year, Dance Performance Award, the Fandom School Award, and the Main Awards.

With the exception of the Main Awards, Rookie of the Year, Popularity Award, and K-Wave Popularity Award, all the other winners will be determined entirely by the Seoul Music Awards management committee and judge panel.

The eligible nominees are based on music released from January through December 2018.

For the Main Awards and Rookie of the Year, the criteria is as follows:

30 percent judge panel, 40 percent album/song sales (Gaon Chart), 30 percent fan votes

The Popularity Award will be determined 100 percent by Korean fan votes, while the K-Wave Popularity Award will be determined 100 percent by international fan votes.

The nominees for the categories with fan voting are as follows:

Main Awards
10cm, AOA, Apink, BEN, BLACKPINK, BTOB, BTS, Bolbbalgan4, Chungha, Crush, Davichi, Drunken Tiger, EXO, GFRIEND, GOT7, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, Heize, iKON, INFINITE, IU, Jang Deok Cheol, Jung Seung Hwan, KARD, Kim Dong Ryul, Lim Chang Jung, Loco, MAMAMOO, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, MeloMance, Motte, NCT, NU’EST W, Oh My Girl, PENTAGON, Park Bo Ram, Park Hyo Shin, Park Won, Punch, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, SEVENTEEN, Seungri, Sunmi, TWICE, VIBE, WINNER, Wanna One, Yang Da Il, Yong Junhyung, Zico, Zion.T

Rookie of the Year
fromis_9, (G)I-DLE, GWSN, HAON, IZ*ONE, Kim Dong Han, LOONA, Minseo, Stray Kids, The Boyz, VINXEN, Yoo Seon Ho

Popularity Award

10cm, AOA, Apink, BEN, BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTOB, BTS, Chungha, Crush, Davichi, Drunken Tiger, EXO, fromis_9, GFRIEND, (G)I-DLE, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, GOT7, GWSN, HAON, Heize, iKON, INFINITE, IU, IZ*ONE, Jang Deok Cheol, Jung Seung Hwan, KARD, Kim Dong Han, Kim Dong Ryul, Lim Chang Jung, Loco, LOONA, MAMAMOO, MeloMance, Minseo, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, MOTTE, NCT, NU’EST W, Oh My Girl, Park Bo Ram, Park Hyo Shin, Park Won, PENTAGON, Punch, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, Seungri, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, Sunmi, The Boyz, TWICE, VIBE, VINXEN, Wanna One, WINNER, Yang Da Il, Yong Junhyung, Yoo Seon Ho, Zico, Zion.T

K-Wave Popularity Award
10cm, AOA, Apink, BEN, BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTOB, BTS, Chungha, Crush, Davichi, Drunken Tiger, EXO, fromis_9, GFRIEND, (G)I-DLE, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, GOT7, GWSN, HAON, Heize, iKON, INFINITE, IU, IZ*ONE, Jang Deok Cheol, Jung Seung Hwan, KARD, Kim Dong Han, Kim Dong Ryul, Lim Chang Jung, Loco, LOONA, MAMAMOO, MeloMance, Minseo, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, MOTTE, NCT, NU’EST W, Oh My Girl, Park Bo Ram, Park Hyo Shin, Park Won, PENTAGON, Punch, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, Seungri, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, Sunmi, The Boyz, TWICE, VIBE, VINXEN, Wanna One, WINNER, Yang Da Il, Yong Junhyung, Yoo Seon Ho, Zico, Zion.T

Voting will take place on the official mobile application from November 29 at 12 p.m. KST through January 12 at 12 a.m. KST.

Source: @Soompi