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.
The “Artists of the Year Award” is given to an artist(s) for each month and then again for each quarter for a total of 16 possible awards in the year with possible overlaps.
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).
On February 22, the first-ever “Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” was held in Seoul for over three hours. A total of 14 artists were given the “Artist of the Year” award, which was broken down by each quarter and month of the past year. There were a lot more artists awarded across 15 different categories.