How To Vote For Seoul Music Awards 2023, Nominees, Voting Method, Event Date

The Seoul Music Awards event will be held at the start of the next year and the organizing committee has announced the nominees for all the categories involved. Seoul Music Awards 2023 voting has already begun, and if you’re not sure how to vote for your favorite stars, then you’ve come to the right place.

Seoul Music Awards is one of the most popular and biggest music awards in the K-pop music world. It will be held in January 2023 and music stars from all across the globe will gather around for this event. This shall be the 32nd edition of these music awards.

Professional judges, mobile voting, and the SMA committee will be responsible for determining the winners of each award. Fans of K-pop from all over the world can vote in a number of SMA 2023 categories and can play a huge role in making your favorite singer the winner.

32 Seoul Music Awards 2023 Details

The K-pop Seoul Music Awards 2023 will take place at KSPO Dome, Seoul, on Thursday, January 19, 2023.  There will be 18 categories which include Grand Award (Daesang), Best Song Award, Best Album Award, World Best Artist Award, Main Award (Bonsang), Rookie of the Year, Hallyu Special Award, Best Performance Award, Ballad Award, R&B/Hip Hop Award, OST Award, Band Award, Special Judge Award, Popularity Award, Discovery of the Year Award, and Trot Award.

Screenshot of Seoul Music Awards 2023

Some of the most famous groups and bands part of this particular industry are nominated such as BTS, Blackpink, IVE, NCT 127, NCT Dream, Psy, Red Velvet, Stray Kids, Seventeen, Taeyeon, TXT, The Boyz, and more. Rookie artist nominees include New Jeans, Le Serafim, and Tempest.

Seoul Music Awards 2023 Nominees For Main Award

The most prestigious award is considered to be the Bonsang award and the following singers are nominated by the committee.

  • fromis_9 (“from our Memento Box”)
  • (G)I-DLE (“I NEVER DIE”)
  • Girls’ Generation (“FOREVER 1”)
  • GOT the beat (“Step Back”)
  • GOT7 (“GOT7”)
  • Jay Park (“GANADARA”)
  • J-Hope of BTS (“Jack In The Box”)
  • Jin of BTS (“The Astronaut”)
  • Kang Daniel (“The Story”)
  • Kihyun of MONSTA X (“VOYAGER”)
  • Kim Ho Joong (“PANORAMA”)
  • Lim Young Woong (“IM HERO”)
  • Nayeon of TWICE (“IM NAYEON”)
  • NCT 127 (“2 Baddies”)
  • NCT DREAM (“Glitch Mode”)
  • P1Harmony (“HARMONY: ZERO IN”)
  • PSY (“PSY 9th”)
  • Red Velvet (“The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm”)
  • Seulgi of Red Velvet (“28 Reasons”)
  • SEVENTEEN (“Face The Sun”)
  • Stray Kids (“MAXIDENT”)
  • Suho of EXO (“Grey Suit”)
  • Super Junior (“The Road: Winter for Spring”)
  • Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation (“INVU”)
  • TWICE (“BETWEEN 1&2”)
  • TXT (“minisode 2: Thursday’s Child”)
  • WEi (“Love Pt.2: Passion”)
  • Zico of Block B (“New thing”)
  • 10cm (“5.3”)
  • aespa (“Girls”)
  • ASTRO (“Drive to the Starry Road”)
  • BIGBANG (“Still Life”)
  • BOL4 (“Seoul”)
  • BTOB (“Be Together”)
  • BTS (“Proof”)
  • Choi Ye Na (“SMiLEY”)
  • Crush (“Rush Hour”)

Seoul Music Awards 2023 Voting Process & Categories

The voting process is divided into two phases, Phase 1 voting – December 6 to December 25, 11.59 pm KST/9.59 am ET, and Phase 2 voting – December 27, 12 pm KST to January 15 at 11:59 pm KST/9.59 am ET. The Seoul Music Awards 2023 voting app named ‘Fancast’ is where you can cast your vote. The amount of times you can vote is updated every minute, and the voting results are updated at 00:00 every day. You can check every rule regarding voting on the Seoul Music Awards Website.

Fans can vote for their favorite singers nominated in the following categories:

  • Main Award (Bonsang)
  • Ballad Award
  • R&B/Hip Hop Award
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Popularity Award
  • K-Wave Award
  • OST Award
  • Trot Award

How to Vote For Seoul Music Awards 2023

How to Vote For Seoul Music Awards 2023

If you don’t know how to vote for your favorite singer in the upcoming Seoul Music Awards 2023 then follow the instructions given in the step-by-step procedure below to make your vote count.

Step 1

First of all, download the Fancast app for your device. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices for free.

Step 2

Log in with an account such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.

Step 3

Collect free hearts by watching Ads and you can watch up to 60 Ads. Each Ad will give 20 hearts to your account.

Step 4

Note that fans can vote up to ten times every day and each vote requires 100 votes. The results will be shown to you every minute.

Step 5

Lastly, the collected free hearts will expire at midnight so utilize them before that. From both rounds of voting, 50 percent of the nominees’ total voting scores will be counted.

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The new year will bring many award ceremonies honoring the most impressive performers of 2022. The Seoul Music Awards 2023 will also be a ceremony where the best of the K-Pop industry for the year will be honored.

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