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)
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)
Original release 29 December 1997 (1997-12-29) – present
Related shows Live TV Songs 20
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 (Hangul가요대전, 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.[1]


Year Hosts Ref
2009 Super Junior’s Heechul, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa and actress Park Shin-hye
2010 Super Junior’s Heechul, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa, 2AM’s Jo Kwon and actress Hwang Jung-eum [2]
2012 Miss A’s Suzy, IU and actor Jung Gyu Woon
2013 Super Junior’s Heechul, 2NE1’s Sandara Park and Sung Si-kyung [3]
2014 CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, 2PM's Nichkhun, Winner's Song Min-ho, B1A4's Baro, Infinite's L and Song Ji-hyo [4][5]
2015 IU and entertainer Shin Dong-yup [6]
2016 You Hee-yeol, SNSD's Yuri, and EXO's Baekhyun [7]


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[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.[8]

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


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.[9]

  • 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".



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