The 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' is held by South Korea's national music record chart, Gaon Chart. The organization's awards recognize songs, albums, and artists as well as stylists, choreographers, producers, composers, and other professionals in the music industry. Award winners are determined according to the previous year's Gaon year-end chart of sales.
Check out the winners of the '7th Gaon Chart Music Awards' below and the performances here!
[Album of the Year]
1st quarter: BTS | 2nd: Seventeen | 3rd: BTS | 4th: Wanna One
[Song of the Year]
January: Akdong Musician | February: TWICE | March & April: IU | May: Psy | June: G-Dragon | July: EXO | August: Sunmi | September: Sechskies | October: Epik High | November: Wanna One | December: TWICE
[New Artist of the Year]
Male group: Wanna One | Male solo: Woo Won Jae
[Discovery of the Year]
Hip hop: Changmo | Indie: Melomance | R&B: Heize | Ballad: Hwang Chi Yeol
[Long-run Song of the Year]
IU - "Through the Night"
[Popular Singer of the Year]
Yoon Jong Shin - "Like It"
[Hot Performance of the Year]
NU'EST W | GOT7
[Mobile Vote Popularity Award]
Girls' Generation's Taeyeon | Wanna One
[World Hallyu Star]
[World Rookie Award]
[Composer/Lyricist of the Year]
Composer: Pdogg | Lyricist: IU
[Style of the Year]
Choreographer: Lia Kim | Stylist: Kim Ye Jin & Choi Kyung Won
[Producer of the Year]
IU (Fave Entertainment)
[K-pop Contribution Award]
Yoon Jong Shin
[International Song of the Year]
Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You"
[International Rising Star of the Year]
[Performers of the Year]
Backup Vocal: Kang Tae Woo | Instrumental: Lee Seung Yeob
Congrats to all the winners!