The 'Brand Customer Loyalty Awards' are given to the most loved cultural and social brands, voted by consumers every year.
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On the afternoon of April 27, the '2021 Brand Consumer Loyalty Awards' ceremony took place in Seoul. This is the top award for brands supported by many customers in many fields and during many festivals of the year. First, let's take a look at all the idols who brought home a trophy at this year's ceremony.
1. Best Female Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Female Idol Group' was given to Oh My Girl. Due to release their new album, Dear Oh My Girl, next month, the group wowed everyone by climbing the top of the domestic charts in 2020 with 'Nonstop'.
2. Best Male Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Male Idol Group' was given to SHINee. After several years of "military white flag", SHINee reunited as four this year and released 'Don’t Call Me' and 'Atlantis.'
3. Hot Trend Female Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Hot Trend Female Idol Group' was given to fromis_9. It's already been over half a year since fromis_9 made their comeback with 'Feel Good (Secret Code)' and fans can’t wait for their next single.
4. Hot Trend Male Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Hot Trend Male Idol Group' was given to VICTON. After an unfortunate pandemic-related delay, VICTON finally treated fans to a new single—'What I Said'—earlier this year.
5. Best Rookie Female Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Rookie Female Idol Group' was given to STAYC. STAYC surprised everyone by becoming one of the fastest-rising fourth-generation girl groups this past year, surpassing 50,000 sales with their latest album.
6. Best Rookie Male Idol Group
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Rookie Male Idol Group' was given to TREASURE. Being the latest rookie under YG Entertainment, TREASURE with their 'The First Step' album series is just a taste of what fans can expect in coming years.
7. Best Female Solo Artist
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Female Solo Artist' was given to Chungha. Last year, her first full-length album—Querencia—was released to international acclaim.
8. Best Male Solo Artist
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Male Solo Artist' was given to Kang Daniel. 'Paranoia' and 'Antidote', the two singles from his new album Yellow, dominated the charts upon release this year.
9. Best Female Idol Entertainer
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Female Idol Entertainer' was given to IZ*ONE Yena. This year, she joined the cast of TVING 'Girls High School Mystery Class' and 'Idol Dictation Contest'.
10. Best Male Idol Entertainer
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Male Idol Entertainer' was given to SHINee Key. After completing his military service last year, he finally returned to his position as a fixed cast member on the popular variety tvN variety show Amazing Saturday: DoReMi Market.
11. Best Female Idol Actress
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Female Idol Actress' was given to Kim Sejeong. Last year, she played one of the lead roles in the OCN and Netflix drama The Uncanny Counter.
12. Best Male Idol Actor
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Male Idol Actor' was given to ASTRO Cha Eunwoo. His most recent role was Lee Su Ho in tvN's 'True Beauty', based on the popular Korean webtoon.
13. Best Female Vocalist
The '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award' for 'Best Female Vocalist' was given to IU. This is IU's fourth award this year alone, and she's sure to rack up plenty more before 2022.
Now is the full list of winners at the '2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards':
Male Rookie Idol: TREASURE
Female Rookie Idol: STAYC
Male Idol – Hot Trend: VICTON
Female Idol – Hot Trend: fromis_9
Male Idol: SHINee
Female Idol: Oh My Girl
Male Solo Singer: Kang Daniel
Female Solo Singer: Chungha
Male Vocalist: Lee Seung Gi
Female Vocalist: IU
Best Solo Artist: Uhm Jung Hwa
Male Acting Idol: ASTRO Cha Eun Woo
Female Acting Idol: Kim Sejeong
Male Variety Idol: SHINee Key
Female Variety Idol: IZ*ONE Yena
Trot Singer: Kim Yeon Ja
R&B-Soul Artist: BIBI
Female Singer-Songwriter: Ahn Ye Eun
Male Singer-Songwriter: Jukjae
Male Variety Star: Yoo Jae Suk
Female Variety Star: Song Eun Yi
Male Multi-tainer: Kim Seon Ho
Female Multi-tainer: Song Ji Hyo
Female National Actor: Youn Yuh Jung
Male National Actor: Chun Ho Jin
Male Actor – Film: Song Joong Ki
Female Actor – Film: Ra Mi Ran
Male Actor – Trendy Icon: Kim Seon Ho
Male Actor – Rising Star: Song Kang
Female Actor – Rising Star: Jin Ji Hee
Male Rookie Actor: Hwang In Yeop
Female Rookie Actor: Han Ji Hyun
Male Entertainer: Kim Jong Kook
Female Entertainer: Kim Min Kyung
Weekend Variety Show: '2 Days & 1 Night Season 4'
Music Variety Show: 'Amazing Saturday'
Family Variety Show: 'The Return of Superman'
Reality Show: 'The Manager'
Radio DJ: Kim Shin Young
Live Streaming Show DJ: Ha Sung Woon
Male Child Actor: Kim Kang Hoon
Sports Entertainer: Kim Dong Hyun
MC: Park Kyung Lim
Celebrity YouTuber: Park Mi Sun
Hot Icon: Lee Young Ji
Male Comedian: Lee Jin Ho
Female Comedian: Jang Do Yeon
Male Actor – Scene-Stealer: Lee Hong Nae
Female Actor – Scene-Stealer: Kim Sun Young
Best Couple: Choi Soo Jong & Ha Hee Ra
Male Announcer-Entertainer: Do Kyung Wan
Female Announcer-Entertainer: Park Ji Yoon