January is definitely a festive month for all Korea singers and KPOP fans as the annually Golden Disk Awards 2018 was held on January 10th and 11th.
The Golden Disc Awards (GDA) has become Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremony for music, as it is dubbed the Korean Grammy Awards.
GDA 2018 was held on January 10th and 11th, at Ilsan Kintex. The hosts for both days were different.
For January 10th, the hosts were Lee Seung Gi and Lee Sung Kyung, while on January 11th, the hosts were Sung Si Kyung and Kang So Ra.
Different awards were given out on two different days, for the first day January 10th is the ceremony for digital awards. Then for the second day January 11th is the ceremony of the physical sales awards.
So, now let me introduce to you who were the winners for this year Golden Disk Awards! *drum rolls*
Best R&B/Soul – Suran
Best Rock Band – Hyukoh
Best New Artist – Wanna One
Best Girl Group – GFriend
Best Boy Group – BTOB
Bongsang (Digital Sales)
4. Akdong Musician
6. BIGBANG (ABSENT)
8. Yoon Jong Shin
9. Red Velvet
Digital Daesang – IU “Through the Night”
Global Popularity Award – EXO
CeCi Asia Icon Award – EXO, TWICE
Genie Music Popularity Award – EXO
Best OST: Ailee — “I Will Go to You like the First Snow” (Goblin OST)
Bonsang (Physical Sales)
1. NU’EST W
2. MONSTA X
3. Hwang Chi Yeol
7. Taeyeon & 8. Girls Generation
11. Super Junior
Physical Album Daesang – BTS “Love Yourself:Her”
Congratulations to all the winners! Till the next year Golden Disk Awards!
Wriiten by: Chan Suet Yee