The 3rd annual Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards called the top singers and popular actors to celebrate 2013's best in the music industry.
Just as it was for the 1st and 2nd awards ceremony, the event was co-sponsored by on/offline news media StarNews and Gaon Charts. It was held on the 12th at Korea's biggest indoor concert venue, the Olympic Gymnasium Stadium in Seoul.
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Just like previous years, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards gathered 2013's top singers.
Popular boy groups such as EXO, B.A.P, and BTS made an appearance, as well as girl groups such as Girls' Generation, 2NE1, SISTAR, 4MINUTE, miss A, Davichi, Girl's Day, A Pink, Crayon Pop, and Ladies' Code.
There were also solo singers such as Seo In Guk, Mad Clown, Jung Joon Young, IU, Lim Kim, and Jia, as well as leading hip hop artists such as Dynamic Duo, and San E. Rock group Rose Motel also made an appearance. There were many singers from a wide variety of genres at the Awards ceremony.
The singers appeared to see which artists reigned number 1 for each month and in each genre, and also to see which album was number 1. A total of 16 talented singers were awarded during this ceremony.
Girls' Generation, Davichi, EXO, SISTAR, 2NE1, B.A.P, 4MINUTE, Girl's Day, A Pink, Crayon Pop, BTS, Jung Joon Young, Lim Kim, Ladies' Code, Dynamic Duo, and San E prepared their own performances to showcase their charms and talents.
The hosts were a sight to see as well. Former MBC announcer and "You Who Came from the Stars" star Oh Sang Jin and Girls' Generation's healthy charm girl Yuri were MCs for the event. tvN "Respond 1994" actor Kim Sung Kyoon and girl group Tiny G's Dohee lended a hand in handing out the awards. They were joined by Lee Da Hae, Kyung Soo Jin, Joo Da Young, Wang Ji Won, Kim So Eun, Seo Yoori, Chun Ee Seul, Choi Yoon So, Kim Joon Hee, Sa Hee, An Hye Kyung, Choi Ji Yeon, Hyo Young, Choi Yoon So, Do Ji Han, Choi Sung Joon, Sung Hyuk, and more.
Not only were singers awarded during this ceremony, last year's best and most talented producers, composers, lyricists, performers, choreographers, stylists, and engineers were also recognized for their hard work.
The event started at 4:30, with the red carpet, and stars came sporting their highest fashion attire.
The Gaon K-Pop Awards main chart Gaon Charts were compiled with data collected through digital music sales and album sales. Each month's number 1 song and artist, each genre's number 1 song, and more were awarded to a total of 16 teams. From the start there was a high chance of multiple Singer of the Year awards being handed out.
Rookie awards were also given to the best male and female rookie groups, along with rookie solo singers. Among the awards were also Discovery of the Year Award, Long Run Song Award, World Hallyu Star Award, Overseas Awards, and more.
The event was broadcast live through KBS Drama, Joy, W, and MelOn.
Source : kpopstarz[dot]com