Boy band Shinwha won the best artist of the year award on Dec. 29 at the 2004 SBS Music Awards Ceremony. Another 12 singers and pop groups including BoA, Lee Soo-young, MC the Max and Tongvfangxinqui were selected as the artists of the year.
The KBS Music Awards, which aired on Dec. 30th, gave singer Rain the best artist of the year prize while other 25 pop singers and groups also received runner-up prizes.
On New Year's Eve, Lee Soo-young was selected as the best artist of the year at the 2004 MBC Music Awards Ceremony, marking the second consecutive year she has received the honor. The artist of the year awards were also given to 10 singers and pop groups such as Rain, Wheesung and Se7en.