S. Korea eyes chip alliance with Netherlands
Suneung without 'killer questions' still not easy, results show
US defense policy bill calls for maintaining 28,500 US troops in Korea
SK carries out complete reshuffle of top brass
Teens' excessive smartphone use linked to mental health risk: study
S. Korea, US, Japan to discuss regional security issues: White House
Ruling party reform committee disbands early, says job half done
Auditor says Moon govt distorted 2020 death of fisheries official
Moon officials tried to cover up North Korea’s murder of South Korean: state inspectors
[KH Explains] After roller-coaster year for K-pop stocks, what to expect next year?
BTS wins album of the year at Seoul Music AwardsBy Yonhap
Published : Jan. 31, 2020 - 09:51
K-pop superstar BTS has won the grand prize at this year's Seoul Music Awards for the third year in a row.
At the award-presenting ceremony at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Thursday night, the septet received the highest honor for "Map of the Soul: Persona," released in April last year. But the band did not attend the event.
The group topped the Billboard 200 main albums chart for the first edition of the "Map of the Soul" series, last year, with its album sales reaching a record 3.7 million copies in South Korea.
BTS has taken the grand prize at the annual Seoul Music Awards since 2018.
Starting this year, the Seoul Music Awards now has two grand prize winners: one for best album and another for best digital music.
Meanwhile, Taeyeon, a member of K-pop girl group Girls' Generation, was awarded the grand prize for digital music for her single "Four Seasons" released in May last year.
It is the second time that the singer has taken the top prize at the Seoul Music Awards since 2011, when Girls' Generation was named atop for two straight years.
She was also given the best OST award for "All About You" from the fantasy TV series "Hotel del Luna" (2019).
Twelve K-pop singers, including BTS, Taeyeon, EXO, Super Junior and TWICE, were awarded the main prize, while the popularity award was given to EXO and best new artist was presented to TXT. (Yonhap)
4 contentious bills scrapped in revote after Yoon's veto
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 6th month in October
Ex-Democratic Party chair denies bribery, illegal campaign allegations