The '9th Gaon Chart Music Awards' was held at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul, and Super Junior's Leeteuk and ITZY's Lia hosted the event for 2019 music releases.
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 '9th Gaon Chart Music Awards' below!
Songs of the Year | Monthly
December 2018 | Ben "180 Degree"
January | MC the Max "After You've Gone"
February | Hwa Sa "Twit"
March | Taeyeon "Four Seasons"
April | Bolbbalgan4 "Bom"
May | Davichi "Unspoken Words"
June | Yoon Min Soo & Jang Hye Jin "Drunk on Love"
July | Ben "Thank You for Goodbye"
August | Sunmi "Lalalay"
September | AKMU "How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You're the One I Love"
October | MC Mong "Fame"
November | IU "Love Poem"
Albums of the Year | Quarterly
First Quarter | Seventeen
Second Quarter | BTS
Third Quarter | Seventeen
Fourth Quarter | EXO
New Artist of the Year - Digital | ITZY
New Artist of the Year - Album | TXT
World Rookie Award | Stray Kids | (G)I-DLE
Record Production of the Year | Kim Chung Ha "Gotta Go"
World Hallyu Star Award | MONSTA X
Discovery of the Year - Ballad | Kassy "The Day Was Beautiful"
Discovery of the Year - Band | N.Flying "Rooftop"
Hot Performance Award | NCT Dream | Kim Chung Ha
Popular Singer Award | Lim Jae Hyun "If There Was Practice in Love"
Song of the Year - International Pop | Billie Eilish "Bad Guy"
Style of the Year - Stylist | Choi Hee Sun
Style of the Year - Choreography | Choi Ri An
Lyricist of the Year | Min Yeon Jae
Composer of the Year | Black Eye Pilseung
Performer of the Year - Musical Instrument Performance | Choi Hun
Performer of the Year - Chorus | Joo Chan Yang
Social Hot Star | BTS
Retail Album of the Year | BTS
Top-Kit Seller of the Year | EXO
Music Steady Seller of the Year | Paul Kim "Me After You"
Congrats to all the winners!