Big Bang walked away with the most awards at the 2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, held on February 13 in Seoul.
The group won the awards for downloads in February and March as well as an award for album sales in the first quarter of 2012.
Its fifth mini album, released in March 2012, brought on the awards. At the time of the album′s release, the group made issues for choosing all four songs in the album, Blue, Bad Boy, Love Dust and Fantastic Baby, as promotional singles, and all of the songs did well in the download charts.
Label mates 2NE1, Psy, and Super rookie Lee Hi also managed to take home some awards. YG Entertainment’s very own founder Yang Hyun Suk grabbed the Producer of the Year award while in-house songwriter/composer Teddy Park took home the Songwriter of the Year award.
The Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards honors those songs and singers who have been loved in the previous year. It awards one team each for downloads every month and one team each for album sales in every quarter.
See the full list of winners below!
Album of the Year: Big Bang (1st quarter), Taetiseo (2nd quarter), Super Junior (3rd quarter), TVXQ (4th quarter)
Singer of the Year: T-ara (January), Big Bang (February, March), Busker Busker (April), Taetiseo (May), Wonder Girls (June), 2NE1 (July), Psy (August), Seo In Guk, Jung Eun Ji (September), Gain (October), Lee Hi (November), Lee Seung Gi (December)
Male Solo Rookie Award: John Park
Female Solo Rookie Award: Ailee
Male Group Rookie Award: B.A.P
Female Group Rookie Award: HelloVenus
Hallyu Special Award: CN Blue
New Find of the Year (Indie): 3rd Line Butterfly
New Find of the Year (Hip-Hop): Double K
Hot Trend Award: A Pink
Composer of the Year: Teddy
Lyricist of the Year: Kim Ea Na
Demonstrator of the Year: Kim Hyo Soo (Chorus), Shin Hyun Kwon (Instruments), Jeon Hoon (Engineering)
Style of the Year (Chorographer): Lee Joo Sun
Style of the Year (Stylist): Song Jung Ok
K-Pop Contribution Award: Hong Seung Seong
Producer Award: Yang Hyun Suk
Music Distribution Online Award: Loen
Music Distribution Offline Award: KM Holdings
Foreign Song of the Year: Maroon 5