“Seoul Music Awards” Lim Young-woong Popularity Award…EXO SUHO after a neck-and-neck race for the Hallyu Grand Prize.
Lim Young-woong and EXO’s SUHO will be chosen through mobile voting.He won the Grand Prize for Popularity and the Korean Wave.
The mobile voting of the “Seoul Music Awards” will be finalized, and the winners of the grand prize, the main prize, the rookie award, and the special prize for each genre will soon be decided.
Mobile voting took place in the first and second rounds. The total number of votes cast for the first mobile was 13.41 million, and the second mobile vote, which ended at 11:59 p.m. on the 15th, totaled 18.97 million, bringing together a total of 32.38 million votes. The results of the vote will be combined by applying 50% of the first vote and 50% of the second vote.
Among the various categories of the Seoul Music Awards, the winner of the trophy will be decided by a mobile vote that reflects 100% of the fan sentiment. Singer Lim Young-woong will receive the popularity award, which will be decided by a domestic vote, and EXO Su-ho will receive the Korean Wave award, which will be decided by an overseas vote.
Lim Young-woong topped the list with a total of 1,224,433 votes, with 541,348 votes (52.58%) in the first round and 683,085 votes (56.59%) in the second round. It also ranked first in the main prize mobile voting with 2,663,081 votes (23.97%).
Lim Young-woong, who won the final title at TV Chosun’s “Mr. Trot” in 2020, released his first full-length album “I’m Hero” last year and held his first national tour concert. Lim Young-woong will start his full-fledged overseas activities by announcing a solo concert in LA (Los Angeles) for two days from February 11th to 12th.
The Korean Wave Grand Prize, which is decided 100% by overseas fans, went to EXO Suho amid fierce competition. Suho came in second with 392,440 votes (38.46%) in the first round of voting, behind BTS, which ranked first with 394,136 votes (38.62%). However, he won 1,354,188 votes (48.17%) in the second round, succeeded in reversing by about 130,000 votes, ranking first, and became the winner of the Hallyu Grand Prize trophy with a total of 1,746,628 votes.
EXO leader Suho, who returned to his fans after being discharged from the military service in February last year, released his second solo mini album “Gray Suit” and began his comeback in two years. After finishing the “military white flag,” he also announced a comeback as a whole group of EXO this year.
Meanwhile, the 32nd Seoul Music Awards, which will sum up the music industry in 2022.The Grand Prize award ceremony will be held at KSPO DOME (formerly Gymnastics Stadium) in Olympic Park, Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 19th.