This is the first time that happened in this award ceremony history.
On the evening of January 23, the 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards ceremony was held at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, Seoul, Korea.
The line-up is quite poor, with only 15 famous artists like TWICE, Black Pink, Red Velvet, IZ * ONE, (G) I-DLE, Stray Kids, The Boyz, iKON, SEVENTEEN, MOMOLAND, Ben, Bolbalggan4, Punch, Haon, Lim Chang Jung, therefore, the public was very worried about how the organizers will manage when they lack the most popular boy groups today.
As expected, the performance can be filled, but the award has a weird situation. It was because that all 4 artists who won the disc sales award of the year (actually these are “artist of the year” awards and also only awarded to 3 artists, as BTS received the double prize), all reported absent as they are stuck with the schedule and could not attend directly at the event.
As a result, the announcement of the award for this category took place quickly, the organizers were forced to play the video of the four artists and then quickly moved to another part.
Below is the results of the album awards of the year at the 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards:
First quarter: Wanna One – “0 + 1 = 1 (I PROMISE YOU)”
Second quarter: BTS – “Love Yourself: Tear“
Third Quarter: BTS – “Love Yourself: Answer“
Fourth Quarter: EXO – “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo“