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SBS Gayo Daejeon

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Also known as
SBS Gayo Daejun

Original language(s)

Seoul Broadcasting System


Country of origin
South Korea

First episode date


Jolly & Suzy

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KINTEX, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea (2009, 2010)

Original network
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)

Original release
29 December 1997 (1997-12-29) – present

KBS Song Festival, MBC Gayo Daejejeon, Inkigayo, Show! Music Core, Music Bank


SBS Gayo Daejeon (Hangul: 가요대전, broadly battle of the Bands, lit. SBS Music Match), also transliterated SBS Gayo Daejun, is a major annual end-of-the-year music program broadcast on 26 December by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS). It was started in 1997, and awards were given to entertainers until 2007. The awards returned in 2014 and 2015 as part of SBS' Awards Festival, but will be again discontinued in 2016 in favor of a music festival format.



The 2012 SBS Gayo Daejeon aired live from Korea University. Performers were TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Dynamic Duo, Epik High, f(x), SHINee, Ailee, B1A4, 2NE1, Secret, B.A.P, SISTAR, T-ara, GLAM, Teen Top, CN Blue, EXO, FT Island, Miss A, MBLAQ, A Pink, Infinite, 4minute, 2AM, After School, B2ST, and Kara.

Colors of K-pop

Under the theme "The Color of K-Pop", some of the biggest groups create four super idol groups, recorded a new single, and performed it together on stage. There were four teams consisting of members of different idols groups labeled under the names of Mystic White, Dramatic Blue, Dynamic Black, and Dazzling Red, who sang songs created by the hottest producers of 2012.


PD Kim Yong Kwon stated, "Since the top singers are gathering together for the year-end ceremony, we wanted to do something meaningful. The singers will sing one song together and create a music video. All proceeds from the music and music videos will be donated through SBS's charity channel."

The collaboration song, "You Are A Miracle" has 125 participating singers, including Lee Seung Chul, Kim Jo Han, Park Jin Young, Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, Lee Hyori, Sung Si Kyung, Super Junior, Brown Eyed Girls, K. Will, Sunmi, Big Bang, KARA, Girls' Generation, SHINee, 2PM, IU, After School, 2NE1, 4Minute, f(x), B2ST, CN Blue, ZE:A, INFINITE, miss A, Teen Top, Girl's Day, A Pink, B1A4, Ailee, EXO, B.A.P and more.

  • Music Video
  • "You Are A Miracle"


    In December 2014, it was announced by SBS that the awards segment of the music program would return as part of 2014's SBS Awards Festival. It was later announced that the concept of 2014 would be Gayo Daejeon – Super 5 and also a change of the air date, changing from the usual 29th of December to the 21st of December. Later it was announced the hosts of the program, titled as "Lucky Boys".


  • Best Album: EXO – Overdose
  • Best Song: Soyou x Jungigo – "Some"
  • Best Male Group: EXO
  • Best Female Group: 2NE1
  • Best Solo Male: Taeyang
  • Best Solo Female: Ailee
  • Best Band: CNBLUE
  • Best New Group/Rookie: WINNER
  • Global Star: 2PM
  • Chinese Popularity Award: T-ARA
  • Top 10 Artists: Girl's Day, Ailee, Akdong Musician, BEAST, Taeyang, Infinite, A Pink, SISTAR, 2NE1, EXO
  • References

    SBS Gayo Daejeon Wikipedia