Thursday, February 13, 2014

3rd Gaon K-pop Awards winners

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Twelve artists who topped Korea’s premier music chart in 2013 were recognized at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-pop Awards held on Feb. 12 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, with each getting a Song of the Year award for their respective hits.
(Clockwise from top left) SISTAR, EXO, Cho Yong Pil, 4Minute, IU and Girls’ Generation. (

Girls’ Generation’s was honored for ther hit “I Got A Boy,” which topped the Gaon Charts in January, while SISTAR19′s “Gone Not Around Any Longer” was recognized for hitting No. 1 in February.
Davichi’s “Turtle” was cited for hitting it big in March, Psy’s “Gentleman” in April, 4Minute’s “What’s Your Name?” in May, SISTAR’s “Give It To Me” in June, Dynamic Duo’s “BAAM” in July, San E’s “Story of Someone I Know” in August, Soyu and Mad Clown’s “Stupid in Love’ in September, IU’s “Red Shoes” in October, Miss A’s “Hush” in November
and Seo In Guk & Zia’s “Breaking Up Man and Woman” in December.
There were four winners for Album of the year: Girls’ Generation “I Got A Boy,” Cho Yong Pil for “Hello,” and EXO, who got two Album of the year award’s, for “XOXO,” and “Miracles in December.”
Declared Male New Artist of the Year (Group), is BTS, while Ladies’ Code won as Female New artist Of The Year (Group). Jung Joon Young was awarded the Male New Artist of the Year (Solo) award, while Kim Hye Rim was named Female New artist Of The Year (Solo).
Crayon Pop won the Hot Trend Award, while B.A.P and Rose Motel tied for the Discovery Of the year award.
The Long-Run Song of the Year was awarded to Girl’s Day’s “Expectation” and the Popularity Award went to EXO.
2NE1 won the K-pop World Hallyu Star award while A Prin won the Hot Performance award.
The Most Popular Karaoke Song of the Year went to Jung Joong Young and Roy Kim’s “Becoming Dust” while Cho Yong Pil was given the Contribution to K-pop of the Year award.
The International Song of the Year award went to DJ Gollum’s “The Bad Touch.”
The first Gaon Chart K-pop Awards ceremony was held in 2011.
 Other winners are:
New Media Platform: Bugs
Music Distribution: CJ E&M
Style of the Year (Choreography): Yama and Hot Chicks
Style of the Year (Costume): Jung Bo Yoon
Composer of the Year : Double Sidekick
Songwriter of the Year: Kim Eana
Producer of the Year: Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment
Sound Engineer of the Year : Jo Joon Sung
Performer of the Year : Gil Eunkyung and Tommy Kim
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