SBS Gayo Daejeon

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SBS Gayo Daejeon
Also known as SBS Gayo Daejun
Genre Music
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
Location(s) KINTEX, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea (2009, 2010)[1]
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)
Original run 29 December 1997 (1997-12-29) – present
Related shows The Music Trend (Inkigayo)
MBC Gayo Daejejeon
KBS Gayo Daechukje
External links
2014 SBS Gayo Daejun website
SBS Gayo Daejeon
Hangul 가요대전
Revised Romanization Gayo Daejeon
McCune–Reischauer Kayo Taejŏn

SBS Gayo Daejeon (hangul: 가요대전 , broadly battle of the bands), also transliterated SBS Gayo Daejun is a major annual end-of-the-year music program broadcast on 29 December by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS). It was started in 1997, and awards were given to entertainers until 2007. The awards returned in 2014 as part of SBS' Awards Festival.


In 2010 the hosts were Super Junior’s Heechul, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa, 2AM’s Jo Kwon and actress Hwang Jung-eum hosted.[2]


The 2012 SBS Gayo Daejeon aired live from Korea University with Suzy of Miss A, IU, and actor Jung Gyu Woon as MC's.

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[edit]

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.[3]

Artist Band Song Lyricist Composer Producer
Mystic WHITE
Jiyoung Kara Mermaid Princess
Kim Do-hoon Kim Do-hoon, Seo Yong-bae Seo Yong-bae
Bora Sistar
Sunhwa Secret
Gayoon 4minute
Lizzy After School
Dramatic BLUE
Yoseob Beast Tearfully Beautiful
(눈물나게 아름다운)
Song Su-yun Kim Seung-soo, Han Jae-ho, Hong Seung-hyun Kim Seung-soo, Han Jae-ho
Jo Kwon 2AM
Woohyun Infinite
Niel Teen Top
Dynamic BLACK
Gikwang Beast Yesterday Shinsadong Tiger, LE Shinsadong Tiger, LE Shinsadong Tiger
Jinwoon 2AM
Hoya Infinite
Lee Joon MBLAQ
L.Joe Teen Top
Dazzling RED
Nicole Kara This Person
(이 사람)
Brave Brothers Brave Brothers,
Park Hyun Joong
Brave Brothers,
Park Hyun Joong
Hyolyn Sistar
Hyoseong Secret
Hyuna 4minute
Nana After School


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 29 December to 21 December. Later it was announced the hosts of the program, titled as "Lucky Boys", the MCs were: CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, 2PM's Nichkhun, Winner's Song Min-ho, B1A4's Baro and Infinite's L.[4] A few days later, it was also announced that the actress Song Ji-hyo would also be a MC.[5]



  1. ^ "[PHOTO] U-Kiss, MBLAQ during rehearsals for SBS' "Gayo Daejun"". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 August 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (30 December 2010). "Korean idols rock the stage for SBS' "Gayo Daejun"". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (31 December 2012). "SBS Awards Brings on All the Colors with Spectacular Performances and Collaborations". eNews World. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "SBS Gayo Daejun Reveals Photos of ‘Lucky Boys’ Nichkhun, Jung Yong Hwa, L, Baro, and Mino". Soompi. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Song Ji Hyo Joins Project Group Lucky Boys as MC of SBS’ Gayo Daejun". Soompi. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
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