This year was the award ceremony's 15th annual event, and it was held at the Guro Arts Valley art theater on February 28. The 'KMA' awards both mainstream and underground music artists, and unlike other Korean awards ceremonies, the winners are decided by a panel of judges consisting of music critics, radio show producers, academics, and other industry professionals.
Check out the winners below!
▲Album of the Year: Kang Tae Gu - 'bleu'
▲Song of the Year: hyukoh - "Tomboy"
▲Musician of the Year: BTS
▲Rookie of the Year: Se So Neon
▲Best Pop Album: IU - 'Palette'
▲Best Pop Song: Red Velvet - "Red Flavor"
▲Best Rock Album: Lowdown 30 - 'B'
▲Best Rock Song: Se So Neon - "The Wave"
▲Best Modern Rock Album: hyukoh - '23'
▲Best Modern Rock Song: hyukoh - "Tomboy"
▲Best Metal & Hardcore Album: Abyss - 'Recrowned'
▲Best Folk Album: Kang Tae Gu - 'bleu'
▲Best Folk Song: Kang Tae Gu - "bleu"
▲Best Dance & Electronic Album: Idiotape - 'Dystopian'
▲Best Dance & Electronic Song: CIFIKA - "My Ego"
▲Best Hip Hop Album: Viann x Khundi Panda - 'Reconstruction'
▲Best Hip Hop Song: Woo Won Jae - "We Are"
▲Best R&B and Soul Album: Hippy Was Gypsy - 'Tree'
▲Best R&B and Soul Song: Rico - "Paradise"
▲Best Jazz & Crossover Album: Lee Jiyeun Contemporary Jazz Orchestra - 'Feather,
Dream Drop'Han Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil - 'And There, The Sea At Last'
▲Best Jazz & Crossover Performance: Hogyu "Stiger" Hwang Quartet - 'Straight, No Chaser'
▲Achievement Award: Lee Jang Hee
Congratulations to all the winners! Who would you have chosen for the categories?
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