For the second time around, the “Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” returns to recognize and award K-Pop idols/idol groups for their outstanding performances in the past year.

Held in South Korea by the national music record chart, Gaon Chart, this major music awards show focuses more on songs and albums on top of artistes and songs that have received the most attention and love throughout the year. Award finalists are based on the previous year’s Gaon year-end chart performance according to aggregated data for sales of songs and albums.


This year’s awards show aka the “2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” will be held at the Seoul Olympic Hall on 13th February 2013 (Wednesday) at 7pm (KST). Weeks leading to the awards night, Gaon revealed their guest line-up which includes attendees such as BIGBANG, Super Junior, Wonder Girls (sans Sunye), TVXQ, T-ara, SNSD TTS, 2NE1, and more. It will be hosted by music producer and DJ Joo Young Hoon and Gain (of “Brown Eyed Girls”), with 16 awards to be given out as well as awards for every month of 2012.

The “2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards” ceremony will be broadcasted across all three of KBS’ channels (KBS Joy, KBS Drama, and KBS WORLD). Live streaming will be made available here and here. Do take note that the red carpet event starts at 5:30pm (KST).

For more information, visit the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’ official website.

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