Winners at first APAN Music Awards

Published January 25, 2021, 7:34 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Clockwise from top left) BTS, TWICE, Kang Daniel, Monsta X and NCT 127 (Twitter) 

The inaugural APAN Music Awards ceremony was held on Jan. 24 to honor excellence in music in 2020. 

It was hosted by “Running Man” stars Kim Jong-kook and Jeon So-min at the Kyunghee University Grand Peace Palace and organized by the Korea Entertainment Management Association (KEMA).  

As expected, K-pop superstars BTS won the “daesang” (grand prize) at the first APAN Music Awards. 

Girl group TWICE won Album of the Year, boy band Monsta X took home the Song of the Year and NCT 127 bagged the Artist of the Year. 

The APAN Top 10 artists (bonsang), announced last November, are BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, IZ*ONE, Kang Daniel, The Boyz, Monsta X, trot singer Im Young-woong, NCT 127 and GOT7. 

Kang Daniel won five awards: KT Seezn Star Award, Idol Champ Global’s Pick Solo (Male), Idol Champ Fan’s Pick Solo (Male), Best Performance and Top 10. 

The winners of the 2020 APAN Music awards are: 

• Grand Prize (Daesang) – BTS

• Album of the Year – TWICE

• Song of the Year – Monsta X 

• Artist of the Year – NCT 127 

• APAN Top 10 – BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, IZ*ONE, Kang Daniel, The Boyz, Monsta X, trot singer Im Young-woong, NCT 127 and GOT7

• New Wave Award – Treasure and Hynn 

• Best Performance – Kang Daniel

• Best Icon – NCT U

• Best All-rounder – GOT7’s JB

• Best Music Video – BLACKPINK

• Idol Champ Fans’ Pick (Solo) – IU, Kang Daniel

• Idol Champ Fans’ Pick (Group) – BTS, IZ*ONE

• Idol Champ Global Pick (Solo) – Kang Daniel, Mamamoo’s Hwasa

• Idol Champ Global Pick (Group) – Seventeen, BLACKPINK 

• Idol Champ Entertainer – Park Ji-hoon, Loona’s Chuu

• KT Seezn Star Award – Kang Daniel

• APAN Choice 

– Best Vocalist – Kim Jae-hwan

– New K-Pop Icon – WEi

– New Focus – Leenalchi 

– Global Hallyu Star – A.C.E

– Best Trend – Ha Sung-woon

– Best K-Trot – Jang Min-ho

 
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