The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards took place on January 27 at Jamsil Arena, hosted by STAYC’s JaeJae, Sieun, and NCT’s Doyoung.
The Gaon Chart Music Awards are mainly based on the commercial performance of songs and albums based on the national Gaon Music Chart. Artist of the Year is split into digital music and physical album categories. The Digital Music Awards were given to the song with the most digital downloads and streams for each month from December 2020 through November 2021. The Physical Album Awards were given to the albums with the most sales. high for each quarter over the same period.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Artist of the Year (Digital Music – Monthly)
December 2020: The girls’ generation taeyeon – “What do I call you”
January 2021: UI“Celebrity”
February: SHINee“Do not call me”
March: IU “LILAC”
April: Kang Daniel“Antidote”
June: “Chi Mat Ba Ram” of brave girls
July: BTS’s “Permission to Dance”
August: red velvet“Queendom”
September: “My Universe” by BTS and Coldplay
October: IU’s “Strawberry Moon”
November: TWICE‘S “SCIENTIST”
Artist of the Year (Physical Album – Quarterly)
Retail Album of the Year: BTS’s “Butter”
Top Kit Seller of the Year: NCT DREAM
Stable Music Seller of the Year: BTS’s “Dynamite”
Popular Singer of the Year: “Old Song” by Standing Egg
Adult Contemporary Music of the Year: Lim Young Woong
Record production of the year: “LILAC” by IU and EDAM Entertainment
Rookie of the Year: “..Gift” by Lee Chan Won (physical album), “Scent of the Day” by Lee Mujin (digital music)
Global Rookie of the Year: ENHYPEN, aespa
Global Hallyu Awards: stray kids
Mubeat Global Choice Award: BTS, BLACKPINK Lisa
Discovery of the Year (Hot Trend): “ASAP” by STAYC
Discovery of the Year (Hip Hop): “Mermaid” from Homies
International Song of the Year: Peaches by Justin Bieber
International Rising Star of the Year: “Stay” by Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber
Social Hot Star of the Year: BTS
Style of the Year (stylist): Kim Wook
Style of the Year (choreography): Son Sung Deuk
Congratulations to all the winners!
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