The 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards were held on February 14, celebrating achievements in the music industry in the past year!
The annual award ceremony took place at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul, with many popular K-pop artists receiving awards. It was hosted by Super Junior’s Leeteuk and TWICE’s Dahyun.
In the quarterly physical album category, BTS won both the first quarter award for “You Never Walk Alone” and the third quarter award for “Love Yourself: Her.” They were unfortunately unable to attend due to a prior commitment. The second quarter award went to SEVENTEEN’s “Al1,” and Wanna One’s “1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)” won for the fourth quarter.
IU took home the most awards this evening, as the singer-songwriter won the Artist of the Year award in the monthly digital music category in both March and April, as well as the Long-Run Song of the Year Award and Lyricist of the Year Award. The Fave Entertainment production team behind her album “Palette” also won the Album Producer Award.
Check out the list of winners below!
Artist of the Year (Physical Album – Quarterly)
1st Quarter: BTS’s “You Never Walk Alone”
2nd Quarter: SEVENTEEN’s “Al1”
3rd Quarter: BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her”
4th Quarter: Wanna One’s “1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)”
Artist of the Year (Digital Music – Monthly)
January: Akdong Musician
October: Epik High
November: Wanna One
Album Producer Award: Fave Entertainment for IU’s “Palette”
Indie Discovery of the Year Award: MeloMance
Hip-hop Discovery of the Year Award: Changmo
R&B Discovery of the Year Award: Heize
Ballad Discovery of the Year Award: Hwang Chi Yeol
Hot Performance of the Year Award: NU’EST W, GOT7
Long-Run Song of the Year Award: IU
Lyricist of the Year Award: IU
Composer of the Year Award: Pdogg
World Hallyu Star Award: GOT7
World New Artist Award: BLACKPINK
K-pop Contribution Of This Year & Popular Singer of This Year Award: Yoon Jong Shin
International Pop Song Award: Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”
International Rising Star Award: Shawn Mendes
New Artist of the Year (Song category) Award: Woo Won Jae
New Artist of the Year (Album category) Award: Wanna One
Choreographer of the Year Award: Lia Kim
Stylist of the Year Award: Kim Ye Jin and Choi Kyung Won
Fan Vote Popularity Award (Female): Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Fan Vote Popularity Award (Male): Wanna One
Performers of the Year Award (Chorus): Kang Tae Woo
Performer of the Year Award (Musical Instrument): Lee Seung Yeob
Congratulations to all the winners!