The 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards was held on February 14th, celebrating a wonderful year of success in the music industry and honoring achievements of artists!
The annual award ceremony took place at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul and was hosted by Super Junior‘s Leetuek and TWICE Dahyun, with many popular K-pop artist putting up incredible performances. On this night of celebration various artists were honored and who took home the shining award.
BTS took received the award for the quarterly physical album category in both the first and third quarter for “You Never Walk Alone” and for “Love Yourself: Her” respectively. But unfortunately the group was unable attend due to a prior commitment.
The second quarter physical album award went to SEVENTEEN’s “Al1,” while Wanna One received the fourth quarter award for “1-1=0 (Nothing Without You)”.
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 for both March and April, and also took home the Long-Run Song of the Year award and Lyricist of the Year award.
Other achievers of the night include Fave Entertainment who received the Producer of the Year award for IU‘s album “Palette“, Choreographer of the Year Award winner Lia Kim who is the creator of the famous signature step of Sunmi‘s hit track “Gashina” and Composer of the Year Award winner Pdogg, who is the composer behind BTS‘s super-hit tracks.
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!