The annual Gaon Chart Music Awards ceremony will return for its 10th edition on Wednesday (13 January).
As with previous years, the prestigious award show — which recognises the best performing Korean artists — will be broadcasted live on Mnet at 7 PM KST (6 PM SGT). Viewers living outside South Korea can register to stream the event via the Mubeat app between 11 January and 12 January (limited to the first 10,000 applicants).
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Alternatively, fans can catch the delayed broadcast of the show with English subtitles via the Amazer app at 12 PM KST (11 AM SGT) on Thursday (14 January).
However, unlike past editions of the show, the 10th Gaon Chart Music Awards will exclude performances. In a statement, General Director of Gaon Music Awards Kwang-ho Choi said that the shift away from stage performances will not undermine this year's ceremony.
"Even without a splendid performance, it is meaningful. I'll show you that an awards ceremony is possible," said Choi.
K-pop acts who will be vying for awards at the ceremony this year include the likes of BLACKPINK, BTS, Red Velvet, GOT7, NCT 127, CHUNG HA, Aespa, ITZY, IU, MAMAMOO, EXO's Baekhyun, WINNER, Yerin Baek, NCT, ZICO, Taeyeon and more. Click here for the complete list of nominees.
Super Junior's Leeteuk and ITZY's Lia will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year.
Here are the winners of the 10th Gaon Chart Music Awards*:
Artist of the Year - Digital Music
December 2019 - Red Velvet - "Psycho"
January 2020 - Zico - "Any Song"
February 2020 - BTS - "ON"
March 2020 - M.C. the MAX - "BLOOM"
April 2020 - OH MY GIRL - "NONSTOP"
May 2020 - IU (feat. and prod. by SUGA) - "EIGHT"
June 2020 - BLACKPINK - "How You Like That"
July 2020 - ZICO (feat. Rain) - "Summer Hate"
August 2020 - BTS - "Dynamite"
September 2020 - CHUNG HA, CHRISTOPHER - "BAD BOY"
October 2020 - BLACKPINK - "Lovesick Girls"
November 2020 - BTS - "Life Goes On"
December 2020 - Young Tak - "Why Are You Coming Out From There"
The World K-Pop Rookie: ATEEZ, ITZY
Music Steady Seller of the Year: IU - "Blueming"
Hot Performance of the Year: IZ*ONE, Stray Kids
The Style of the Year: Choreography: Son Seong Deuk
The Style of the Year: Stylist: Kim Bal Ko, Park Min Hee
Performer of the Year: Young (Instrumental performance), Kriz (Chorus)
The Composer of the Year: Pop Time
Popular Singer of the Year: Hwang In Wook
K-Pop Contribution of the Year: SM Entertainment's Lee Soo-man
Social Hot Star of the Year: BLACKPINK
Rising International K-pop Artist: TONES AND I
Mubeat Global Choice Awards (FEMALE): BLACKPINK
Mubeat Global Choice Awards (MALE): LIM YOUNG WOONG
The World K-Pop Star: NCT
Top Kit-Seller of the Year: NCT
The Rookie of the Year - Digital Music: aespa
The Rookie of the Year - Physical Album: ENHYPEN
Artist of the Year - Physical Album
December 2019 - February 2020: BTS - Map of the Soul:7
March - May 2020 - Baekhyun - Delight
June - August 2020 - SEVENTEEN - Heng:garæ
September - November 2020 - BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
Retail Album of the Year: BTS - Map of the Soul:7
Record Production of the Year: Changmo - "Meteor"
*The list will be updated as more winners are revealed.