Winners at 30th High1 Seoul Music Awards

Published February 1, 2021, 7:45 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Main Prize awardees (clockwise from top left) BTS, Stray Kids, TXT, NCT 127, IZ*ONE, Seventeen, Monsta X, Kang Daniel, NU’EST, Oh My Girl, TWICE and ATEEZ (Twitter) 

The 30th High1 Seoul Music Awards (SMA) ceremony was held on Jan. 31 to honor outstanding artists who released music from January to December 2020. 

BTS won six awards including the most important of the night: the “daesang” or grand prize, their fourth straight year to bag the trophy. They also won a bonsang (main prize), best album, best song, WhosFandom award and K-Wave (Hallyu) award. 

Winning the bonsang are BTS, Kang Daniel, NCT 127, Stray Kids, ATEEZ, Monsta X, TXT, NU’EST, IZ*ONE, Seventeen, TWICE and Oh My Girl. 

The rookie awards went to Belift Lab’s ENHYPEN, YG Entertainment’s Treasure and SM Entertainment’s Aespa. 

For the bonsang, rookie and other major awards, the criteria were judges’ score (40 percent), total albums and song sales based on Hanteo Chart (30 percent) and global mobile votes (30 percent). 

The winners of the 30th High1 Seoul Music Awards are: 

• Daesang (Grand Prize) – BTS 

• Bonsang (Main Prize) – BTS, Kang Daniel, NCT 127, Stray Kids, ATEZ, Monsta X, TXT, NU’EST, IZ*ONE, Seventeen, TWICE, Oh My Girl

• Best Album – BTS 

• Best Song – BTS 

• K-Wave (Hallyu) Award (Overseas) – BTS 

• WhosFandom Award – BTS (ARMY)

• Rookie Award – ENHYPEN, Treasure, Aespa 

• Fan PD Artist Award – Kang Daniel 

• Best Performance Award – (G)I-DLE, The Boyz

• R&B Hip Hop Award – Jessi

• OST Award – Jo Jung-suk, “Aloha” for “Hospital Playlist”  

• Ballad Award – B1A4’s Sandeul 

• Discovery of the Year –  ITZY

• Band Award – Leenalchi  

• Popularity Award (South Korea) – Lim Young-woong

• Trot Award – Lim Young-woong

 
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