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
July: Dynamic Duo
September: Soyou x Mad Clown
December: Seo In Gook and Zia
Rookie Artists of the Year:
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 Gollum “The 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