BTS wins eight awards at 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards

K-pop boy group BTS delivers an acceptance speech via video message after winning this year’s retail album at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards held on Thursday. (Screenshot from the Gaon Chart Music Awards broadcast)

K-pop boy group BTS won the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards with eight trophies for their hit album and songs released last year, as well as the act’s immense popularity.

At the annual music awards ceremony held at Jamsil Arena in eastern Seoul on Thursday, the seven-piece group won the most awards this year among all singers, including three trophies in Artist of the Year – Digital Music Category and one in Artist of the Year – Physical Album Category.

The awards are given to 12 digital songs that topped the chart each month and four top-selling physical albums on a quarterly basis between December 1, 2020 and November 30 of last year.

Based on chart statistics, the act’s “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” were chosen as the top songs for May and July last year, while “My Universe”, the collaboration single from the group with the British rock group Coldplay, was selected as the best song of September. “Butter” was also chosen as the best physical album of the third quarter.

The boy band took home trophies in four other categories, including This Year’s Stable Music Seller, This Year’s Social Star, MuBeat’s Global Pick, and This Year’s Retail Album for the song ” Dynamite”. BTS did not attend the ceremony as the members are on a long-term hiatus, but delivered a message via video.

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We prepared a lot for the songs and thanks to those who enjoyed our performance, we were also able to enjoy our activities,” the members said in their acceptance speech. love with great songs and awesome performances in the future.”

Singer IU delivers an acceptance speech via video message after winning this year’s songwriter award at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards held on Thursday. (Screenshot from the Gaon Chart Music Awards broadcast)

IU has the second most wins this year. The singer’s “Celebrity”, “Lilac” and “Strawberry Moon” were chosen as the best songs for January, March and October last year, respectively. She also received two additional awards for Lyricist of that Year and Record Production of the Year.

Along with BTS and IU, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, SHINee, Kang Daniel, Brave Girls, Red Velvet, Twice, IZ*ONE, NCT Dream, and NCT 127 took home honors in the Artist of the Year categories. Lee Mu-jin and Lee Chan-won won Rookie of the Year awards with “Scent of the Day” and “Convenience Store,” respectively.

The ceremony was hosted by Doyoung from NCT, Sieun and Jaejae from StayC. A total of 14 K-pop artists including NCT 127, NCT Dream, StayC, Kang Daniel, Red Velvet, SHINee’s Minho, Brave Girls, Standing Egg, Oh My Girl, Lee Mu-jin, Lee Chan-won, Lim Young-woong , Taeyeon and Homies were present.

By Jie Ye-eun ([email protected])