Hosted by Jun Hyun Moon, SISTAR’s Soyou and Super Junior’s Leeteuk the 24th Sports Seoul “Seoul Music Awards” was held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena on the 22nd of January. To be eligible to be in the running for an award the artist must have released an album in the past year, winners are then chosen based on mobile votes (20%), Sports Seoul’s popularity poll (10%), digital downloads and album sales (40%) and judges scores (30%) (so even if an artist appears to be leading the poll based on fan votes, this does not necessarily mean that they will win if they have low sales/downloads or do not get a high judging score).
Red carpet fashion was interesting for this event especially for the boy groups, VIXX rocked suit jackets of various designs, B1A4 went with white pants (never a good look for guys) paired with military style boots, Infinite went with untucked knee length white shirts and questionable black jackets, GOT7 decked themselves out in houndstooth designed clothes with Bam Bam rocking a full suit and pants ensemble and meanwhile EXO appeared to have severely pissed off their hairstylists save for Suho and D.O. Meanwhile A Pink were the only girl group to turn up in the usual white wedding dress type outfits, however they were also joined by actress Kim Yoon Seo (Legend of the Witch) who looked like she was off to her own wedding in a strapless lace embroidered gown, and Girls Day arrived wearing their signature floor length dress with thigh high slits on the sides this time in a pretty navy, TaeTiSeo , Donghae and Eunhyuk, HyunA and Taemin attended sans their other members. Lee Yu Bi (Pinocchio) looked adorable in a strapless blue and white dress paired with patent black pumps and Yoo Gun (Hotel King) looked dapper in a navy jacket and bow tie.