Many worthy winners on a big night for K-pop!
23 Feb 2017 - 10:55 AM  UPDATED 23 Feb 2017 - 10:55 AM

The 6th Gaon Music Chart Awards were held just last night (February 22), and not only were there some fantastic performances, the best and most notable K-pop acts of the past year were recognised for their achievements!

Hosted by Super Junior's Leeteuk and MAMAMOO's Solar, this year's event saw the album sales awards be dominated by boy groups (such as EXOBTS and GOT7), while the digital song awards were swept up by girl groups (such as TWICEBlack Pink, and GFriend).

Here is the full list of winners:

Artist of the Year (Album – Quarterly)

First Quarter: GOT7

Second Quarter: EXO

Third Quarter: EXO

Fourth Quarter: BTS

Artist of the Year (Song – Monthly)

January: GFRIEND

February: MAMAMOO

March: Jang Bum Joon

April: TWICE

May: Urban Zakapa


July: Wonder Girls


September: Lim Chang Jung

October: TWICE


December: BIGBANG

Rookie of the Year

Album: NCT 127

Song: Black Pink

Style of the Year

Choreography: Son Seung Deuk (BTS)

Stylist: Choi Hui Seon (TWICE)

Discovery of the Year

R&B: Dean

Hip hop: BewhY

Indie: Bolbbalgan4

Ballad: Han Dong Geun

V LIVE Global Popularity: BTS

Song of the Year – International Pop: Maroon 5

International Rising Star of the Year : Charlie Puth

Popular Singer of the year: MC the Max

Long-Run Song of the Year: MC the Max

Producer of the Year: Bang Shi Hyuk

K-pop Contribution of the Year: SECHSKIES

Song Writer of the Year: Jo Yoon Kyung (EXO)

Composer of the Year: Black Eyed Pilseung

World Hallyu Star: SHINee

Hot Performance of the Year: INFINITE, SEVENTEEN

Artist of Fan Choice

Individual: Sehun (EXO)

Group: EXO

Performer of the Year

Chorus: Kim Ryeong

Musical Instrument: Lee Seong Yeol, Choi Tae Wan

A huge congratulations to all the winners at this year's Gaon Chart Music Awards!


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