BTS, Taeyeon score at awards
At the award ceremony at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Thursday night, the septet received the highest honor for “Map of the Soul: Persona,” released last April. 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 sales reaching a record 3.7 million copies in Korea.
BTS has taken the grand prize at the annual Seoul Music Awards since 2018.
Starting this year, the Seoul Music Awards has two grand prize winners: one for best album and another for best digital music.
Taeyeon, a member of K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation, was awarded the grand prize for digital music for her single “Four Seasons” released last May.
It is the second time the singer has taken the top prize at the Seoul Music Awards since 2011.
She was also given the best original soundtrack award for “All About You” from the fantasy TV series “Hotel del Luna” (2019).
Twelve K-pop acts including BTS, Taeyeon, Exo, Super Junior and Twice, were awarded main prizes, while the popularity award was given to Exo and best new artist was presented to TXT.