The “1st Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” took place at 7pm on February 22nd (KST) at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall.
Big Bang became one of the the “Artists of the Year” taking the #1 spot for the April of 2011 with “LOVE SONG”. Big Bang were not able to attend the Awards ceremony due to schedule issues so a representative of YG Entertainment received the award on their behalf.
On/Offline Entertainment Media Star News and Gaon Chart co-sponsored “The 1st Gaon Chart K-pop Awards” and objectivity and fairness was the top priority. The award winners were determined based on Gaon’s aggregate data (digital music, album sales).
“The 1st Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” gave recognition to not only the artists but the production companies, music distributors, online service providers, composers, lyricists, choreographers, stylists and others who work in the music industry.
“The 1st Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” was broadcasted live on KBS N Drama/Joy. It is scheduled to broadcast in Japan as well.
Source: Nate, kpopfever.com
SINGER OF THE YEAR
January – Secret
February – IU
March – K.Will
April – Big Bang
May – 2NE1
June – Secret
July – T-ara
August – Leessang
September – Davichi
October – Lee Seunggi
November – Wonder Girls
December – IU
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1st Quarter – TVXQ (Keep Your Head Down)
2nd Quarter – B2ST (Fact and Fiction)
3rd Quarter –
4th Quarter –
Technical Award – Ko Seungwook
Style Award (Stylist Division) – Seo SooKyung
Style Award (Choreography Division) – Prefix (B2ST Fiction)
Producer of the Year Award – Kim Kwangsoo
Lyricist of The Year Award – Kim I-Na
Composer of The Year Award – Yoon Sang
Newly Discovered / Uprising Artist of the Year – Noel, Girls Day, Cox
New Media Platform Award – YouTube, Daum
Kpop Contribution Award – Lee SooMan>