IU & BTS Sweep The 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards +Full List Of Winners!
On the 27th of January, netizens and fans cheered for their favorite artists and K-pop stars at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards! The event took place at the Jamsil Arena and was hosted by JaeJae, Sieun of STAYC, and Doyoung of NCT.
Notably, the Gaon Chart Music Awards results are mainly based on the commercial success of tracks and albums based on the national Gaon Music Chart. Furthermore, the Artist of the Year is split into digital music and physical album categories for K-pop stars and artists.
Adding to this, the digital music awards were dubbed to the song with the highest number of digital downloads and streaming for each month from December 2020 up until November 2021 giving netizens and K-pop fans ample time to support their favorite artists.
The physical album awards were dubbed to artists and K-pop idols who had albums with the highest sales for each quarter of the same year.
Here are the K-pop stars and artists who took home awards at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards:
Artist of the Year (Physical Album cattery per Quarter)
Style of the Year (Stylist): Kim Wook
Style of the Year (Choreography): Son Sung Deuk
Composer of the Year: Ryan Jhun
Lyricist of the Year: IU
Hot Performance of the Year: Oh My Girl, THE BOYZ
Performer of the Year: Jung Jae Pil (instrumental), Kim Yeon Seo (chorus)
International Song of the Year: Justin Bieber's "Peaches"
International Rising Star of the Year: The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay"
Social Hot Star of the Year: BTS
Discovery of the Year (Hot Trend): STAYC's "ASAP"
Discovery of the Year (Hip Hop): Homies' "Siren"
Rookie of the Year: Lee Chan Won's "..Gift" (physical album), Lee Mujin's "Scent of the Day" (digital music)
World Rookie of the Year: ENHYPEN, aespa
World Hallyu Award: Stray Kids
Mubeat Global Choice Award: BTS, BLACKPINK's Lisa
Retail Album of the Year: BTS's "Butter"
Top Kit Seller of the Year: NCT DREAM
Music Steady Seller of the Year: BTS's "Dynamite"
Popular Singer of the Year: Standing Egg's "Old Song"
Adult Contemporary Music of the Year: Lim Young Woong
Record Production of the Year: IU and EDAM Entertainment's "LILAC"
First quarter: IZ*ONE's "One-reeler / Act IV"
Second quarter: NCT DREAM's "Hot Sauce"
Third quarter: BTS's "Butter"
Fourth quarter: NCT 127's "Sticker"
Artist of the Year (Digital Music category per Monthly)
December 2020: Girls' Generation's Taeyeon - "What Do I Call You"
November: TWICE's "SCIENTIST"
October: IU's "strawberry moon"
September: BTS and Coldplay's "My Universe"
August: Red Velvet's "Queendom"
July: BTS's "Permission to Dance"
June: Brave Girls' "Chi Mat Ba Ram"
May: BTS's "Butter"
April: Kang Daniel's "Antidote"
March: IU's "LILAC"
February: SHINee's "Don't Call Me"
January 2021: IU's "Celebrity"
Notably, K-pop artists who swept the awards were IU and BTS. The K-pop soloist was able to take home 5 awards and HYBE's K-pop boy group was able to take home 8 trophies!
Congratulations to all the K-pop stars and artists who won at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards!