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BTS wins three Gaon Chart Awards

Jan 10,2020
Boy band BTS nabbed three major prizes at the 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards held on Wednesday evening at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in southern Seoul.

Hosted by the Korea Music Content Association, the Gaon awards honored Korean singers based on data tallied by its Gaon Chart album sales tracker.

Awards were given based on the monthly, quarterly and annual charts.

BTS took home three awards - Artist of the Year, Social Hot Star of the Year and the Retail Album of the Year. The Artist of the Year award was based on the group’s physical album sales during the second quarter of 2019.

“We want to express our thanks to all the people who love our music,” the group said through a video.

Other artists honored at the ceremony included singer Chungha for the Performance of the Year and her agency as the Album Producer of the Year; boy band Monsta X for the Hallyu [Korean wave] Star Award; and girl group ITZY and boy band Tomorrow X Together, who were both given the Rookie of the Year award.

By Yoon So-yeon


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