He snagged the Digital Single of the Year, regarded as the top honor of the day, with his mega-hit solo track “Eyes, Nose, Lips.”
K-pop boy band BEAST was another winner of the day, capturing three honors ― Main Award, Popularity Award and the Best Male Performance Award.
Another Popularity Award went to long-standing girl group Girls’ Generation.
The Main Award for the 10 distinguished artists of 2014 were dominated by female artists ― AOA, Ailee, HyunA, Girl’s Day and SISTAR ― but male artists BEAST and Taeyang did receive recognition.
Rookie bands GOT7 and WINNER jointly won the New Artist Award.
By Ock Hyun-ju (email@example.com)