Red Velvet, BTS, IU, BLACKPINK and More Win Big At 10th Gaon Chart Music Awards
For ten years now, the Gaon Chart Music Awards continues to recognize the best performing Korean Artists. Since its first broadcast, the prestigious awards show has provided a stage for some of the most iconic performances in the Hallyu scene. However, this year, the organizers of the 10th Gaon Chart Music Awards decided to skip the performances and focus only on the awarding of winners.
According to the General Director Choi Kwang-ho, such a shift away from stage performances will not "undermine" the ceremony and was a necessary move to minimize the risk of potential coronavirus spread.
"Even without a splendid performance, it is meaningful. I'll show you that an awards ceremony is possible," said Choi.
Some of the biggest names in the Korean music scene were recognized in the awards show. Here's the complete list of winners for the 10th Gaon Chart Music Awards:
Artist of the Year - Digital Music:
December 2019 - Red Velvet - "Psycho"
January 2020 - Zico - "Any Song"
February 2020 - BTS - "ON"
March 2020 - M.C. the MAX - "BLOOM"
April 2020 - OH MY GIRL - "NONSTOP"
May 2020 - IU (feat. and prod. by SUGA) - "EIGHT"
June 2020 - BLACKPINK - "How You Like That"
July 2020 - ZICO (feat. Rain) - "Summer Hate"
August 2020 - BTS - "Dynamite"
September 2020 - CHUNG HA, CHRISTOPHER - "BAD BOY"
October 2020 - BLACKPINK - "Lovesick Girls"
November 2020 - BTS - "Life Goes On"
December 2020 - Young Tak - "Why Are You Coming Out From There"
The World K-Pop Rookie: ATEEZ, ITZY
Music Steady Seller of the Year: IU - "Blueming"
Hot Performance of the Year: IZ*ONE, Stray Kids
The Style of the Year: (Choreography) Son Seong Deuk
The Style of the Year: (Stylist) Kim Bal Ko, Park Min Hee
Performer of the Year: Young (Instrumental performance), Kriz (Chorus)
The Composer of the Year: Pop Time
Popular Singer of the Year: Hwang In Wook
K-Pop Contribution of the Year: SM Entertainment's Lee Soo-man
Social Hot Star of the Year: BLACKPINK
Rising International K-pop Artist: TONES AND I
Mubeat Global Choice Awards (FEMALE): BLACKPINK
Mubeat Global Choice Awards (MALE): LIM YOUNG WOONG
The World K-Pop Star: NCT
Top Kit-Seller of the Year: NCT
The Rookie of the Year - Digital Music: aespa
The Rookie of the Year - Physical Album: ENHYPEN
Artist of the Year - Physical Album:
December 2019 - February 2020: BTS - Map of the Soul:7
March - May 2020 - Baekhyun - Delight
June - August 2020 - SEVENTEEN - Heng:garæ
September - November 2020 - BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
Retail Album of the Year: BTS - Map of the Soul:7
Record Production of the Year: Changmo - "Meteor"