Big Bang Rakes in the Awards at the ′Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards′

Choi, EunHwa

Big Bang walked away with the most awards at the 2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, held on February 13 in Seoul.

The group won the awards for downloads in February and March as well as an award for album sales in the first quarter of 2012.



Its fifth mini album, released in March 2012, brought on the awards. At the time of the album′s release, the group made issues for choosing all four songs in the album, Blue, Bad Boy, Love Dust and Fantastic Baby, as promotional singles, and all of the songs did well in the download charts.

The Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards honors those songs and singers who have been loved in the previous year. It awards one team each for downloads every month and one team each for album sales in every quarter.



See the full list of winners below!

Album of the Year: Big Bang (1st quarter), Taetiseo (2nd quarter), Super Junior (3rd quarter), TVXQ (4th quarter)

Singer of the Year: T-ara (January), Big Bang (February, March), Busker Busker (April), Taetiseo (May), Wonder Girls (June), 2NE1 (July), Psy (August), Seo In Guk, Jung Eun Ji (September), Gain (October), Lee Hi (November), Lee Seung Gi (December)

Male Solo Rookie Award: John Park

Female Solo Rookie Award: Ailee

Male Group Rookie Award: B.A.P

Female Group Rookie Award: HelloVenus

Hallyu Special Award: CN Blue

New Find of the Year (Indie): 3rd Line Butterfly

New Find of the Year (Hip-Hop): Double K

Hot Trend Award: A Pink

Composer of the Year: Teddy

Lyricist of the Year: Kim Ea Na

Demonstrator of the Year: Kim Hyo Soo (Chorus), Shin Hyun Kwon (Instruments), Jeon Hoon (Engineering)

Style of the Year (Chorographer): Lee Joo Sun

Style of the Year (Stylist): Song Jung Ok

K-Pop Contribution Award: Hong Seung Seong

Producer Award: Yang Hyun Suk

Music Distribution Online Award: Loen

Music Distribution Offline Award: KM Holdings

Foreign Song of the Year: Maroon 5

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Reporter : Choi, EunHwa (choieh@cj.net)
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