Circle (Gaon) Chart Music Awards Announces Ceremony Date + Changes To Various Award Categories

The Circle Chart Music Awards have confirmed the details of their upcoming ceremony!

Formerly known as the Gaon Chart Music Awards, the Circle Chart Music Awards will soon hold their first ceremony with a new name since announcing their rebrand over the summer.

In addition to their name change, there will be various changes to their award categories to better represent K-pop’s global fandom. In line with the increasing global demand for K-pop, the Circle Chart Music Awards will decide main award winners using data from their global K-pop charts. The categories that will be based off this global data include Artist of the Year (Digital Music), Rookie of the Year (Digital Music), and World Rookie of the Year.

New categories that will be introduced for the first time this year include Male/Female Solo Artists of the Year, and Group Artist of the Year. Winners of these awards will be determined using equally divided data from Circle’s global K-pop charts and album charts.

Circle Chart has also changed the name of their Style of the Year award. From the very first Gaon Chart Music Awards, there have been categories aimed to celebrate the hard work of those in the industry such as stylists and choreographers. The Circle Chart Music Awards will aim to broaden the scope of these awards by renaming them as Performance Director and Visual Director.

In order to further engage fans of K-pop all around the world, the awards show will be held in Korea but streamed live. Additionally, the photo wall that used to be a side event of the ceremony will now be incorporated into the red carpet for fans to enjoy during the livestream.

The 2022 Circle Chart Music Awards will be held on February 18 at the KSPO Dome in Seoul.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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