Winners at 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards

K-pop superstars BTS emerged as the biggest winner at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards ceremony held on Jan. 27.

The music awards show recognized top albums, digital music and artists covering the period December 2020 to November 2021.

BTS won eight awards. They bagged Artist of the Year (digital music) for the months of May for “Butter,” July for “Permission to Dance” and September for “My Universe,” which was a collaboration with Coldplay.

(Clockwise from top left) BTS, NCT Dream, IU and NCT 127 (Big Hit Music, Instagram)

For Artist of the Year under physical albums (quarterly), BTS won the third quarter of 2021 with “Butter.” ‘

They also won Retail Album of the Year for “Butter,” Music Steady Seller of the Year for “Dynamite” and Social Hot Star of the Year.

Here are the winners at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards:

Artist of the Year (Digital Music)

December 2020 - Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, “What Do I Call You”

January 2021- IU, “Celebrity”

February 2021 - SHINee, “Don’t Call Me”

March 2021 - IU, “Lilac”

April 2021 - Kang Daniel, “Antidote”

May 2021- BTS, “Butter”

June 2021 - Brave Girls, “Chi Mat Ba Ram”

July 2021 - BTS, “Permission to Dance”

August 2021 - Red Velvet, “Queendom”

September 2021 - BTS and Coldplay, “My Universe”

October 2021 - IU, “Strawberry Moon”

November 2021 - TWICE, “Scientist”

Artist of the Year (Physical Album)

First Quarter - IZ*ONE, “One-reeler / Act IV”

Second Quarter - NCT DREAM, “Hot Sauce”

Third Quarter - BTS, “Butter”

Fourth Quarter - NCT 127, “Sticker”

Rookie of the Year - Lee Mu-jin (digital music), Lee Chan-won (physical album)

Record Production of the Year: IU and EDAM Entertainment, “Lilac”

Discovery of the Year - STAYC (Hot Trend), Homies (Hip-Hop)

World Rookie of the Year: - Aespa, ENHYPEN

World Hallyu Award: Stray Kids

Mubeat Global Choice Award: BTS, BLACKPINK’s Lisa

Composer of the Year - Ryan Jhun

Lyricist of the Year - IU

Hot Performance of the Year - Oh My Girl, The Boyz

Performer of the Year: Jung Jae Pil (instrumental), Kim Yeon Seo (chorus)

Style of the Year (Stylist) - Kim Wook

Style of the Year (Choreography) - Son Sung-deuk

Retail Album of the Year - BTS, “Butter”

Top Kit Seller of the Year - NCT DREAM

Music Steady Seller of the Year - BTS, “Dynamite”

Popular Singer of the Year - Standing Egg

Adult Contemporary Music of the Year - Lim Young-woong

International Song of the Year - Justin Bieber, “Peaches”

International Rising Star of the Year - The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber

Social Hot Star of the Year - BTS