Gaon Chart, titled the Korean version of Billboard, had their grand opening celebration event on February 23rd at Seoul Joong-Go Westin Chosun hotel's grand volume. Gaon is build up with 2000 music professionals who use precise data to make up their music chart. Six of Korea's top music portal sites (Melon, Dosirak, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada and Cyworld) has come together to build Gaon. So to say, Gaon will be Korea's certified music chart. During this event, SNSD won the digital music award with Gee while Super Junior won the album award with Sorry Sorry. Taeyeon, Sunny and Hyoyeon attended the event as the representative of SNSD. Taeyeon commented, "I want to thank all the people who love music and who download the music legally. There are many artists who are against illegal downloading, so we are looking foward to your attention." Donghae, Shindong, Eunhyuk and Leeteuk attended as the representative of Super Junior. They commented, "We are very happy to receive an award in a fair and prestigious ceremony. Receiving this award makes us think that we should work harder for our next album. We thank all the fans in Korea and overseas." Other artists who received an award on this day include Jo Kwon and Ga-In who received an award with We Fell in Love for topping the "background music during phone calling" charts. SeeYa, Davichi & T-ara as well as 2AM received an award with Wonder Women and Won't Let You Go Even if I Die for topping the "ringtone" charts. HyunA (did not attend) with her Change and CNBLUE with I'm a Loner also received an award for topping the "streaming download" charts. Artists who attended the event include SNSD (Taeyeon, Sunny and Hyoyeon), Super Junior (Donghae, Shindong, Eunhyuk and Leeteuk), 2AM (minus Jo Kwon), SeeYa and CNBLUE (minus Jung Yonghwa). Like United States' Billboard Charts, Japan's Orion Chart and United Kingdom's UK Chart, Gaon Chart's objective is to be Korea's official music chart. [gallery]
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Posted by Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Artists attend Gaon chart's grand opening celebration event
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