EXO, Girls’ Generation, missA, BAP, + More Take the Trophies at Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards


On February 12, some of K-Pop’s top artists came under the same roof to accept awards and give powerful performances for the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul. Before the ceremony, the stars dazzled at the red carpet (see the gallery here) with their fashion forward outfits.  

The Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards recognized K-Pop artists’ achievements in not only popularity and music ranking, but artistry and production. The main hosts of the night was Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri and announcer Oh Sang Jin. Celebrities such as Lee Dae Hae, Dohee, and Kim Sung Kyun also presented awards to the lucky and talented and winners. 

Here are the list of awards and winners of the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.

Artists of the Year (Albums): 

First Quarter: Girls’ Generation                    

Second Quarter: Cho Yong Pil

Third Quarter: EXO

Fourth Quarter: EXO


Artists of the Year (Singles by Months):

January: Girls’ Generation

February: Sistar19



March: Davichi



April: PSY

May: 4Minute



June: Sistar



July: Dynamic Duo



August: SanE



September: Soyou x Mad Clown



October: IU



November:  missA



December: Seo In Gook and Zia



Rookie Artists of the Year:

Group: BTS



Male Solo: Jung Joon Young



Female Solo: Lim Kim



Indie Discovery Award: Rose Motel

World Rookie Award: B.A.P.



Hot Trend: Crayon Pop



Long Running Award: Girls’ Day‘s “Expectation



K-Pop Contribution Award: Cho Yong Pil

Music Distribution Award: CJ E&M

New Media Platform Award: Bugs

Style Choreography Award: Yama and Hot Chicks

Style Costume Award: Jung Bo Yoon

Fan Popularity Award: EXO



Noraebang Popularity Award: Jung Joon Young and Roy Kim‘s “Turn to Dust

K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award: 2NE1



Hot Performance Award: APink



Composer of the Year Award: Duble Kick

Lyricist of the Year Award: Kim Lee Na

Producer of the Year Award: Yang Hyun Suk

Musical Performer of the Year Award: Gil Eun Kyung and Tommy Kim

Engineer of the Year Award: Jo Joon Sung

World Music Award: DJ GollumThe Bad Touch” 

Check back to Soompi for our gallery of performances and highlight of the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards! 

Photo Credits: Gaon Chart