Top K-pop acts nominated for Golden Disc honors
The nominees have been announced for the upcoming 38th Golden Disc Awards, which are set to honor the biggest achievements made by talented K-pop acts that shined once again in the year 2023.
The Golden Disc Awards, hosted by the JoongAng Group, is a unique pop music ceremony that gives out multiple honors and one grand prize in three main categories — Digital Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Rookie Artist of the Year — and popular vote awards for male and female acts.
Twenty acts were nominated in the song and album categories.
K-pop and pop music acts (G)I-DLE, aespa, AKMU, DK (December), Fifty Fifty, H1-KEY, IVE, Le Sserafim, NCT Dream, NewJeans, STAYC, Parc Jae-jung, BSS, Seventeen, Woody, Lim Young-woong, Jungkook of BTS, Jimin of BTS, Jisoo of Blackpink and Taeyang of Big Bang were nominated in the song category.
The K-pop acts nominated in the album category are: (G)I-DLE, aespa, Agust D (or Suga BTS), Ateez, Enhypen, EXO, ITZY, IVE, Le Sserafim, NCT, NCT 127, NCT Dream, NMIXX, Stray Kids, Treasure, Twice, ZeroBaseOne, Seventeen, Jungkook and Tomorrow X Together.
Ten candidates have been chosen to vie for the Rookie of the Year Award, including: BoyNextDoor, Evnne, Fifty Fifty, Plave, Riize, xikers, ZeroBaseOne, Lun8, n.SSign and Hwang Yeong-woong.
Twenty-nine male acts and 13 female acts will compete for the popular vote. Details of the nominees, voting and more can be found on the Golden Disc Awards' official website.
The Golden Disc Awards began in 1986. They aim to recognize and honor the popular music that garners significant attention each year.
The upcoming ceremony will be held at the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS), which can house up to 80,000 audience members at once. Mandiri, the event's sponsor, is the largest commercial bank in Indonesia.
This is the fifth time that the music awards ceremony will be held outside of Korea, following the 26th edition in Japan, 27th in Malaysia, 29th in China and 37th in Thailand.
Singer and actor Cha Eun-woo and singer Sung Si-kyung will host the event. This is Sung's eighth time hosting the Golden Disc Awards and Cha's first. Cha won Best Performance as a member of boy band Astro at the 34th Golden Disc Awards.
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