The Korean music scene is ending the month with the announcement of this year's winners of the Korean Music Awards.
The annual awards ceremony honours both mainstream and independent artists across genres, and are chosen by a panel made up of music industry professionals, music critics, journalists, and more. Originally scheduled to be held on 27 February, the announcement was broadcasted live online on 28 February, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Special Achievement Award went to legendary K-rock act Deulgukhwa.
Here are the winners of the 18th Korean Music Awards*:
Album of the Year: Jeongmilla – 'CheongPa Sonata'
Song of the Year: BTS – 'Dynamite'
Musician of the Year: LEENALCHI
Rookie of the Year: Meaningful Stone
Best Pop Album: Baek Yerin – 'Every letter I sent you.'
Best Pop Song: BTS – 'Dynamite'
Best Rock Album: ABTB – 'Daydream'
Best Rock Song: ABTB – 'Daydream (feat. YoonChul Shin)'
Best Modern Rock Album: Jo Dongik – 'Blue Pillow'
Best Modern Rock Song: LEENALCHI – 'Tiger is Coming'
Best Metal and Hardcore Album: Remnants Of The Fallen – 'All The Wounded And Broken'
Best Dance and Electronic Album: Mogwaa – 'Open Mind'
Best Dance and Electronic Song: Aseul – 'Bye Bye Summer'
Best Rap and Hip Hop Album: Khundi Panda – 'GAROSAWK'
Best Rap and Hip Hop Song: Swervy – 'Mama Lisa'
Best R&B and Soul Album: Sunwoo JungA – 'Serenade'
Best R&B and Soul Song: Chudahye Chagis – 'Ritual Dance'
Best Folk Album: Jeongmilla – 'CheongPa Sonata'
Best Folk Song: Jeongmilla – 'Departing from Seoul Station'
Best Jazz Album: MALO – 'Song Changsik Song Book'
Best Crossover Album: LEENALCHI – 'SUGUNGGA'
Best Jazz and Crossover Performance: Soojin Suh – 'Colorist'
* The list will be updated as more winners are announced.