BTS wins 8 prizes at 'Gaon Chart Music Awards'…IU wins 5 prizes

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-28 10:06:01
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▲ This photo, a captured image from the Gaon Chart YouTube channel, shows BTS. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

SEOUL, Jan. 28(Yonhap) – K-pop superband BTS has swept 8 categories, including the “Artist of the Year” Digital Music Award and Physical Album Award, at this year’s 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards, held at Jamsil Arena in Songpa-gu, Seoul, on Jan. 27 afternoon.

“Artist of the Year” Award of the Gaon Chart Music Awards gives album awards quarterly and song awards monthly.

BTS received the “Artist of the Year” Digital Music Awards of May, July, and October for three songs, “Butter,” “Permission to Dance,” and “My Universe,” a collaborated song with Coldplay. The trophy of Album Award for the third quarter went to BTS as well with “Butter.”

The group also received the “Retail Album of the Year Award,” “Music Steady Seller of the Year Award,” “Social Hot Star of the Year Award,” and “MuBeat Global Choice Award.”

BTS members, who couldn’t make it to the awards ceremony, said in a video released after the announcement of the “Retail Album of the Year Award,” "We’re thankful since this award is given to the most loved album of the year,” adding, “We will pay back with better songs and better performances.”
 

▲ This photo, a captured image from the Gaon Chart YouTube channel, shows IU. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


“Music Queen” IU won five trophies, including the “Record Production of the Year Award.” The singer also won trophies with her hit songs “Celebrity”(January) · “LILAC”(March) · “Strawberry Moon”(October) and was honored to win the “Lyricist of the Year Award.”

IU, who also won the “Record Production of the Year Award” with her agency Edam Entertainment, delivered her speech through the video, "It's fun to collect the awards," smiling, "When I become loose someday, I will pull myself together by looking at the treble clef of this awad.”

In the digital music category, ▲Tae-yeon's "What Do I Call You" in December, 2020 ▲ SHINee's "Don't Call Me" in February, 2021 ▲ Kang Daniel's "Antidote" in April ▲ Brave Girls' "Chi Mat Ba Ram" in June ▲ Red Velvet's "Queendom" in August ▲ TWICE's “SCIENTIST” in November, won the awards.
 

▲ This photo, a captured image from the Gaon Chart YouTube channel, shows NCT DREAM. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

In case of the album category, IZ*ONE(1st quarter), NCT DREAM (2nd quarter), and NCT 127 (4th quarter) won the trophies.

The Rookie of the Year Award went to Lee Mu-jin (digital music category) and Lee Chan-won (album category), respectively.

Homies (Hip-hop category) and StayC (Hot Trend) were named winners of the "Discovery of the Year Award.” Lim Young-woong, who caused a craze for the trot, was honored with the “Adult Contemporary Music of the Year Award.”

The “World Rookie of the Year Award” went to ENHYPEN and aespa, and the “Hot Performance of the Year Award” went to OH MY GIRL and THE BOYZ, while Stray Kids was named for the “World Hallyu Star Award.”

 

▲ This photo, a captured image from the Gaon Chart Music Awards website, shows the cancellation of Kang Daniel's performances. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Unlike last year, when on-site performances were cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the event this year was held offline. Kang Daniel was scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony, but he was absent due to a COVID-19 confirmed case in his dance team, and conducted a PCR test after cancelling all schedules.

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