Big Bang and EXO shine at ‘GAON Chart K-Pop Awards’


Both Big Bang and EXO grabbed five gold medals.

On February 17th, ‘the 5th GAON Chart K-Pop Awards’ was held at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park in Seoul. The award ceremony was hosted by Super Junior’s Lee Teuk and Girl’s Day’s Yura. Many K-pop teams including Big Bang, EXO, VIXX, B.A.P, Taeyeon, Block B’s Zico, AOA, iKON, GFRIEND, SEVENTEEN attended the ceremony.

On this day, Big Bang and EXO achieved five medals on this day, proving how great they are as an artist. This year’s ‘New Artist of the Year’ award went to GFRIEND and iKON.

Moreover, EXO got the highest score in the popularity rating by their fans. The group said, “Thank you so much for this great award. Without you guys, we would not be here at this ceremony today. Please give your continuous support to us as well as K-pop. It is an honor to perform as a K-pop singer.”

The 5th GAON Chart K-pop Awards
Artist of the Year (Album)
First Quarter: EXO
Second Quarter: EXO
Third Quarter: Super Junior
Fourth Quarter: EXO
New Artist of the Year: GFRIEND, iKON
Composer of the Year: Black Eyed Pilseung
Song Writer of the Year: Kim Eana
Hot Performance of the Year: VIXX, Red Velvet
Style of the Year (Choreographer): Yama&Hotchicks
Style of the Year (Stylist): Ji Eun
Hot Trend of the Year: Baek Ah Yeon, B.A.P
Producer of the Year: YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyunsuk
K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award: BTS
World Rookie of the Year: AOA, SEVENTEEN
Popular Singer of the Year: So Chanwhee
Long-run Song of the Year: Naul
Fan Vote Popularity Award: EXO
Discovery of the Year: Zion. T(R&B), WINNER’s Mino(Hip Hop), Lee Aeran(Trot), Hyukoh(Indie)
Most Influential Group in Asia Award: Big Bang
Weibo Star Award: EXO’s Sehun