Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Hanteo chart, the Hanteo Music Awards 2022 took place in person for the first time this year.
The awarding ceremony happened over two days at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul, on Friday and Saturday, with the winners of the grand prizes, or “Daesang” in Korean, announced on the second night.
BTS was the biggest winner of this year’s awards, taking home six trophies in total, including two grand prizes, the best artist prize and the best song prize.
On top of the grand prizes, the seven-member band also won three other prizes, including the “Bonsang” or artist of the year main award, a global artist award and the fan-voted WhosFan award, the last of which they shared the honor with Army, their global fandom.
Jin of BTS also took a trophy for himself with the global artist award, rounding up the band’s total number of prizes to six.
The seven-member band has been off from group activities since last summer and did not attend the ceremony.
The next big winners of Hanteo awards were NCT Dream and Stray Kids. The two groups each bagged a grand prize — the best album award by NCT Dream and the best performance award by Stray Kids — as well as the artist of the year award for each.