*Authors Note – For those of you looking for the recent Seoul Music Awards post which were held on the 14th of January 2015, you can find that here
The 24th Sports Seoul “Seoul Music Awards” was held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena on the 22nd of January and was hosted by Jun Hyun Moon, SISTAR’s Soyou and Super Junior’s Leeteuk. Winners are chosen based on mobile votes (20%), Sports Seoul’s popularity poll (10%), digital downloads and album sales (40%) and judges scores (30%) meaning that even if an artist is leading the mobile vote and popularity poll another artist might be able to win based on the remaining undisclosed 70%. GOT7 won “Best New Artist” adding to their growing list of awards (they also won the same award for last week’s Golden Disk Awards and Youku Night Awards), in a surprising twist Soyou x Junggigo’s “Some” won “Record of the Year” instead of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” and B2ST took home “Album of the Year” with their album “Time” instead of EXO for their third mini album “Overdose” (Taeyang and EXO have won the award in those categories for both the MAMA’s and Golden Disk which are significantly larger than the Seoul Music Awards), despite not winning “Album of the Year” EXO ended up getting the biggest award of the night which is the “Daesang” award.
Daesang (Grand Prize) – EXO
New Artist / Newcomer / Rookie Award – GOT7, Eddie Kim, Red Velvet
OST Award – Lyn’s “My Destiny” (You Who Came From The Stars)
Hip-Hop Award – San E x Raina
R&B/Ballad Award – K.Will
High1 Popularity Award – Taemin
iQIYI Popularity Award – EXO
Performance Award – Lim Chang Jung
Dance Performance Award – HyunA
Hallyu Special Award – INFINITE
Record of the Year (Digital) – Soyou x Junggigo’s “Some”
Record of the Year (Album) – B2ST’s “Time”
New Artist winner GOT7 performed a short dance intro to a remixed version of their song “A” before performing their latest song “Stop Stop It“, VIXX did a performance their song “Error“, Hallyu Special Award winner Infinite performed “Last Romeo” and “Back” off their latest album “Be Back“, Super Junior Sub-Unit EunHae uhh I mean Donghae&Eunhyuk performed the song “1+1 = Love” and their 2011 debut song “Oppa, Oppa“. Hot girl group SISTAR performed their 2014 song “Touch My Body” wearing black sequinned high waisted hot pants and matching crop paired with knee high black boots and whilst AOA did their song “Like a Cat” dressed in knee high white latex boots and a white lace/latex bodysuit topped off with signature cat ears. Finally Daesang winners EXO closed off the night with a performance of “Overdose” before performing their song “Lucky“, off their first full length studio album “XOXO“, the boys then performed an encore of “Lucky” when the event ended.
Source The Fact