The 5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on February 17 celebrated the most successful of last year’s K-Pop artists and groups!
BIGBANG and EXO were the huge winners of the night, with both groups taking home five awards. BIGBANG grabbed the Artist of the Year award for monthly song sales for May, June, July, and August, as well as the YinYueTai Most Influential Group in Asia Award.
EXO took home Artist of the Year for quarterly album sales in the first, second, and fourth quarter, and also won the Fan Vote Popularity Award. They rounded off their awards with the Weibo Star Award for member Sehun.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Artist of the Year (Album – Quarterly)
First Quarter: EXO
Second Quarter: EXO
Third Quarter: Super Junior
Fourth Quarter: EXO
Artist of the Year (Song – Monthly)
January: Mad Clown
March: MC Mong
April: miss A
October: Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon
November: Block B‘s Zico
New Artist of the Year: iKON, GFRIEND
K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award: BTS
Discovery of the Year Trot Award: Lee Ae Ran
Discovery of the Year Indie Award: Hyukoh
Discovery of the Year Hip Hop Award: WINNER’s Mino
Discovery of the Year R&B Award: Zion.T
Fan Vote Popularity Award: EXO
YinYueTai Most Influential Group in Asia Award: BIGBANG
Weibo Star Award: EXO’s Sehun
Popular Singer of the Year: So Chan Whee
Producer of the Year: YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk
Composer of the Year: Black Eyed Pilseung (Choi Kyu Sung and Rado)
Song Writer of the Year: Kim Eana
Style of the Year (Choreographer): Yama and Hotchicks
Style of the Year (Stylist): Ji Eun
Hot Trend of the Year: Baek Ah Yeon, B.A.P
World Rookie of the Year: AOA, SEVENTEEN
Long-Run Song of the Year: Naul
Hot Performance of the Year: VIXX, Red Velvet
Congrats to all the winners!
Watch the performances here.