For the 14th year, Soompi is honoring the best in Korean music and television, as chosen by international fans. Last year, the awards received more than 163 million votes from fans in over 190 countries, truly celebrating the global reach of K-pop and K-drama that continues to grow even today.SF9, the nine-member boy group that is set to conquer the global stage this year, is our special MC for 14th Annual Soompi Awards so keep an eye out on our official channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to live out the awards experience with them.
Soompi is also, once again, joining forces with Twitter, which recently announced that there were over 5.3 billion tweets about K-pop last year. The conversation keeps growing this year with #SoompiAwards, and every time you use the hashtag, you will be able to see the official Soompi Awards logo.The nominees for the K-pop Awards are chosen from our Soompi Music Chart, a chart that takes into account the artists’ achievements on the top charts in Korea and their popularity on Soompi itself. The nominees in the K-drama Awards represent the best of dramas, variety shows, and actors in Korean TV in 2018 and are curated based on viewership in Korea, as well as popularity on Soompi.
The K-Pop Awards consist of 14 categories: Best Female Solo, Best Male Solo, Best Female Group, Best Male Group, Breakout Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Choreography, Music Video of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. We’re also bringing back our 14th and most popular category, Twitter Best Fandom – more information on how to vote “Twitter Best Fandom” can be found here.The K-Drama Awards categories this year are: Breakout Actor, Best Idol Actor, Best Web Series, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Foreign Drama, Best Variety Show, Best Soundtrack, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Couple, Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, and Drama of the Year.
What is the voting period?
Voting begins February 27, 2019 at 7:00PM PST, and ends March 27, 2019 at 7:00PM PST. Only vote submissions made during the voting window are valid.
How do I vote?
Here’s where it differs from last year: voting for the 14th Annual Soompi Awards for all categories (with the exception of “Twitter Best Fandom”) will only be accessible through the Soompi App. (Make sure you have the latest version of the app!) Our goal this year is to ensure a fair voting process for all of the amazing nominees in the awards, and having the voting take place in the Soompi App will help us protect the integrity of the voting process.Votes are limited to ONCE per category per day. Winners are determined based on the cumulation of web votes and Soompi Music Chart scores where applicable.
Soompi has put into place several systems in place to detect suspicious votes and voting activities through the Soompi App. Votes and voting activities that appear to be intended to game the system or come from suspicious accounts will be automatically disqualified. Suspicious accounts include ones that use bots, scripts, issue repetitive automatic votes or appear to have been created specifically to abuse voting.
What are the eligibility requirements?
For the 14th Annual Soompi Awards, only dramas and music that were aired and released respectively between Dec 1, 2017 and Nov 30, 2018 qualify for nominations. This means that if a show aired or a music album was released on Dec 1, 2018 or later, they do not qualify for nominations for the 14th Annual Soompi Awards. (e.g. Memories of the Alhambra did not qualify for this year’s Soompi Awards as it started airing on December 1, 2018, and will qualify for next year.)