Female K-pop stars dominated the digital category while males lorded over the album category at the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards held Feb. 22 in Seoul.
In the digital category, Artist of the Year award was given for each month last year.
The winners are: GFriend, “Rough” (January); Mamamoo, “You’re the Best” (February); Jang Beom Jun, “Without You By My Side” (March); TWICE, “Cheer Up” (April); Urban Zakapa, “I Don’t Love You” (May); SISTAR, “I Like That” (June); Wonder Girls, “Why So Lonely” (July), Black Pink, “Whistle” (August), Lim Chang Jung, “Love That I Committed” (September), TWICE, “TT” (October), Black Pink, “Playing with Fire” (November) and Big Bang, “Fxxk It” (December).
In the album category, male artists took all the Artist of the Year awards for each quarter.
GOT7 bagged the Artist of the Year-First Quarter for their album “Flight Log: Departure,” which sold 144,020 copies by April last year.
EXO took home the Artist of the Year awards for the second and third quarters. The boy band won the second quarter for the album “EX’ACT,” which sold 529,823 copies, and the third quarter for “Lotto,” which recorded 228,309 copies in sales, according to Gaon.
BTS won the Artist of the Year award-Fourth Quarter for “WINGS,” which had 707,534 copies sold. The idol group also won the V Live Global Popularity Award while BigHit Entertainment’s Bang Si Hyuk was recognized as Producer of the Year.
EXO won the Artist of Fan Choice-Group while Sehun received the Artist of Fan Choice-Individual.
NCT 127 and Black Pink won the Rookie of the Year awards for digital and album categories.
The other winners are:
Discovery of the Year – Dean (R&B), BewhY (Hip-hop), Bolbbalgan4 (Indie), Han Dong Geun (Ballad)
World Hallyu Star Award: SHINee
Hot Performance of the Year: Infinite, Seventeen
Style of the Year-Choreography – Son Seung-deuk (BTS)
Style of the Year-Stylist – Choi Hui Seon (TWICE)
Lyricist of the Year: Jo Yun-Gyeong (EXO, Super Junior, NCT 127)
Composer of the Year: Black Eyed Pilseung (TWICE, SISTAR)
Song of the Year-International Pop – Maroon 5
International Rising Star of the Year – Charlie Puth
K-pop Contribution of the Year: SECHSKIES
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