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EXO sets Seoul Music Awards record

All Headlines 08:34 January 15, 2016

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- Boy band EXO has become the first K-pop artist to win three awards, including the Grand Prize, for three consecutive Seoul Music Awards.

The nine-member act won the Grand Prize, Main Prize and Hallyu Special Award at the 25th High 1 Seoul Music Awards on Thursday evening.

No artist had won the Grand Prize for three straight years. Seo Taeji and Boys, H.O.T., Jo Sung-mo and Girls' Generation shared the previous record of two consecutive Grand Prizes.

This year's Main Prize went to 12 artists -- EXO, BigBang, Yoon Mi-rae, Bangtan Boys, Taeyeon, SHINee, Sistar, A-Pink, EXID, Red Velvet, VIXX and Zion.T.

Seventeen, iKON and Girlfriend shared the New Artist Award, and Record of the Year in Digital Release went to BigBang's "Bang Bang Bang."

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