The first round of artists scheduled to appear at this year’s Gaon Chart Music Awards has been revealed!
On January 23, the Korea Association of Music Content, who is responsible for the event, announced the expected attendance of 10 popular K-pop acts: SISTAR, EXO, MAMAMOO, GFRIEND, TWICE, Han Dong Geun, Bolbbalgan Sachoongi, Dean, BewhY, and SHINee‘s Onew.
The upcoming event will be the sixth annual for the Gaon Chart Music Awards, which takes into account the artists’ performance on the Gaon Music Chart for deciding the nominated acts.
“We would like to honor the K-pop artists who have worked hard over the past year,” a source for the award show stated, adding that they feel the power of the Hallyu wave growing each year as more people from other countries attend Korean award ceremonies.
Meanwhile, the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards will be held on February 22 at Seoul’s Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium.
Stay tuned for more announcements on what to expect!