The first Soribada Best K-Music Awards had a splendid beginning. EXO, who reached their fourth million sales this year, won the grand award for their album, becoming the first artist to win grand award five times in a row. EXO achieved triple crown with Popularity award, main prize, and the grand award.
Wanna One won double crown with Popularity Award and Rising Hot Star Award, which is equivalent to new star award.
TWICE also won double crown with Digital Music of the Year and main prize.
The following is the list of winners at the first Soribada Best K-Music Award.
Grand Award: EXO
Digital Music of the Year: TWICE
SOBA main prize: GFRIEND, B.A.P, MAMAMOO, T-ARA, BTOB, TWICE, Hwang Chiyeul, Red Velvet, MONSTA-X, VIXX, EXO
OST Award: Ailee
Popularity Award: EXO
Performance Awards: NCT 127, Gugudan
Icon Award: Red Velvet
Voice Award: Han Donggeun
Music and Star Awards: SONAMOO, KNK
Rookie of the Year: Wanna One, Pentagon
Rising Hot Star Awards: Wanna One, Cosmic Girls
Artist Award: BTS
Photogenic Award: DIA
[Image source: SM Entertainment, M-net, JYP Entertainment]