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K-pop group EXO take top prize at Seoul Music Awards

Published on Jan 24, 2014 12:36 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - K-pop sensation EXO won a top prize at the 23rd Seoul Music Awards on Thursday, outshining 12 competitors including SHINee, Cho Yong Pil and Girls' Generation.

The idol group also earned awards for the main prize and Digital Song of the Year at the ceremony held at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul.

"EXO had a tense and difficult year in 2013, but we were happy that we could be with our fans," said Suho, team leader of the idol group, expressing his gratitude to his fans and colleagues at SM Entertainment, the group's agency.

Another popular K-pop boy band SHINee, who debuted in 2008, four years before EXO, lost the top prize, but won three awards for explosive popularity from fans and their special contribution to the Korean Wave.

K-pop group EXO took the top prize at the Seoul Music Awards on Thursday, beating SHINee, Cho Yong Pil and Girls' Generation. -- PHOTO: SMTOWN VIA FACEBOOK
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