On January 11th, many of Korea’s top musicians and pop stars gathered at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka for the 26th Golden Disk Awards.
This year, the show was divided into two parts: the first part (held on January 11th) honors the winners of the physical album categories, while the second party (held on January 12th) will do the same for digital albums. KARA‘s Park Gyuri and Super Junior‘s Leeteuk acted as MCs for this year’s awards.
The first ‘Golden Disk Awards’ began in 1986, and since then, it’s become Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremony for music. Nicknamed the ‘Korean Grammy Awards,’ the ceremony is reputed for its fair standards, as the committee utilizes figures from album and digital music sales only.
Below are the list of winners from this year’s show!
Despite the efforts of police officials who’ve stepped in to douse the heated fanwar between Dal Shabet‘s ‘Darlings’ and B1A4 ‘Banas’, the groups’ zealous fans have showed no signs of stopping. As such, the agencies of both artists have decided to release official statements to finally put the matter to rest once and for all.
Having just introduced new member Se Hun yesterday, EXO has released a dramatic new video teaser as well as a set of photos!
A few days ago it was revealed that MBLAQ would become new dads for KBS joy’s ‘Hello Baby‘ Season 5.
GD&TOP have announced that their first Japanese single album will only be sold as a limited edition.
A Lunar New Year special variety program featuring an idol sageuk (historic) comedy is currently in the works.
KBS has revealed that the program will be called, “The Crown Princess Project – Restoring The Royal Family” and will air as a Lunar New Year special. “The Crown Princess Project” is being called the idol version of “The Moon Embracing The Sun” and will be in a sageuk format with a comedic twist.
Many female idol stars have been cast for this special program since it will be based on a story of how a crown princess is chosen through a series of tests given by the royal family in the Choseon era.
Some of the female idols that will star in this program include IU, T-ara’s Boram and Soyeon, miss A’s Min, 4minute’s Sohyun and more. It is said that a total of 12 female idols will appear in this program. The production staff revealed that the program will be filmed outdoors. They are hoping that the female idols will be lively and energetic since they won’t be in a stuffy studio all day. The production staff are also expecting a lot of interest because the female idols will be wearing beautiful hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) dresses.
The “Crazy” group Teen Top’s agency is being flooded with calls from parents. After the group released their song “Crazy” on January 5, the agency has been getting calls from parents asking questions.
The reason for all these calls seem to be because of younger fans having to go early in the morning to watch music shows where Teen Top performs.
Parents are telling the agency, “In order to be a part of the music show, my children have to wake up early in the morning but because there is no public transportation available we have to give them a ride,” “They don’t even know the way to the broadcasting stations and they are leaving early in the morning, please delay your check time,” “I don’t know why they have to leave so early when the broadcasting is actually later in the day.”
One female fan’s mother said, “Now that Teen Top has comeback I am using my vacation days to go to a broadcasting company with my daughter on the weekend, 7am in the morning.”
Winning the Golden Disk Award, C.N.BLUE gave a touching acceptance speech.
On the 11th of January, the 26th Golden Disk Award in Osaka was held, hosted by Leeteuk, Park Gyuri, Lee Hong Gi, and Suzi.
C.N.BLUE gave an impressive acceptance speech. “Last year was such a meaningful year to us. All of our parents, the Boice (CNBLUE’s fan club), who always care for us, I love you with all my heart. I feel sorry for the disaster that happened last year. I’ll pray that you won’t lose your hope.”
At the award, Park Jae Bum, B2ST, Super Junior, C.N.BLUE, f(X), MBLAQ, Infinite, Kara, Rainbow, A-Pink, B1A4, Dalshabet, and others appeared and competed for the Grand Prize, New Artist, Hallyu Star and others.