Winners Of The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards

The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards took place on January 27 at the Jamsil Arena, hosted by JaeJae, STAYC’s Sieun, and NCT’s Doyoung.

The Gaon Chart Music Awards are primarily based on the commercial performance of songs and albums based on the national Gaon Music Chart. Artist of the Year is divided into digital music and physical album categories. The digital music awards were given to the song with the highest amount of digital downloads and streaming for each month from December 2020 to November 2021. The physical album awards were given to the albums with the highest sales for each quarter over the same period.

Check out the full list of winners below!

Artist of the Year (Digital Music – Monthly)

December 2020: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “What Do I Call You”
January 2021: IU’s “Celebrity”
February: SHINee’s “Don’t Call Me”
March: IU’s “LILAC”
April: Kang Daniel’s “Antidote”
May: BTS’s “Butter”
June: Brave Girls’ “Chi Mat Ba Ram”
July: BTS’s “Permission to Dance”
August: Red Velvet’s “Queendom”
September: BTS and Coldplay’s “My Universe”
October: IU’s “strawberry moon”

Artist of the Year (Physical Album – Quarterly)

First quarter: IZ*ONE’s “One-reeler / Act IV”
Second quarter: NCT DREAM’s “Hot Sauce”
Third quarter: BTS’s “Butter”
Fourth quarter: NCT 127’s “Sticker”

Retail Album of the Year: BTS’s “Butter”
Top Kit Seller of the Year: NCT DREAM
Music Steady Seller of the Year: BTS’s “Dynamite”
Popular Singer of the Year: Standing Egg’s “Old Song”
Adult Contemporary Music of the Year: Lim Young Woong
Record Production of the Year: IU and EDAM Entertainment’s “LILAC”

Rookie of the Year: Lee Chan Won’s “..Gift” (physical album), Lee Mujin’s “Scent of the Day” (digital music)
World Rookie of the Year: ENHYPEN, aespa
World Hallyu Award: Stray Kids
Mubeat Global Choice Award: BTS, BLACKPINK’s Lisa

Discovery of the Year (Hot Trend): STAYC’s “ASAP”
Discovery of the Year (Hip Hop): Homies’ “Siren”

International Song of the Year: Justin Bieber’s “Peaches”
International Rising Star of the Year: The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay”
Social Hot Star of the Year: BTS

Composer of the Year: Ryan Jhun
Lyricist of the Year: IU
Hot Performance of the Year: Oh My Girl, THE BOYZ
Performer of the Year: Jung Jae Pil (instrumental), Kim Yeon Seo (chorus)

Style of the Year (Stylist): Kim Wook
Style of the Year (Choreography): Son Sung Deuk

Congratulations to all the winners!

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