10:48 am - 12/10/2015

nominations for the 30th golden disk awards are out!


award show season is still creeping up on us!! this time, nominations for the 30th golden disk awards (aka korea's "version" of the grammy awards) have been announced. (voting also started but you apparently have to pay $1 daily???? to vote so i won't even get into that. regardless: voting ends on january 10th.) the ceremony will take place on january 20th - 21st in shenzhen, china, with one day being dedicated to the digital sector and the other to the disk. noms are behind the cuts!

apparently, even if you're nominated in both categories, you can only win once between either disk or digital which makes it more "fair" and gives more artists chances to win. i also read that it's rare that rookies win bonsangs? but idk. you're also only eligible for the daesang / grand prize award if you win a bonsang prior to it during the ceremony.





also known as: the disk award, disk bonsang, physical bonsang, ect. basically to celebrate physical achivements in the music industry throughout the year. ten to eleven winners are usually awarded.

criteria ★ 20% jury committee vole + 80% (physical) sales volume





also known as: the digital award, digital bonsang, ect. basically to celebrate digital achivements in the music industry throughout the year. ten to eleven winners are usually awarded.

criteria ★ 20% jury committee vole + 80% (digital) sales volume



also known as: the newcomer award, rookie award, ect. basically to celebrate the achivements of newly debuted artists throughout the year. the number of winners has kind of varied over the years: five won in 2012 / 2013, four won in 2014 and three won last year though there's been years that only two winners have been chosen. there's something on the criteria page that says: "two (teams) global and domestic" so i'm not sure if that means there'll be four winners, or ...? who knows. they don't split the wins between male and female artists though.

criteria ★ 10% jury committee vote, 10% popular vote, 80% album sales (combined digital / physical, i think).


global popularity award (current rankings) ★


(domestic) popularity award (current rankings) ★

the information here is kinda blurry / i haven't seen much on it but, if going by last year's awards, the popularity award is usually given to one to four winners. (it was four last year.) it could be totally wrong, but i'm getting the impression that they may split between whoever wins in the final vote for the global and domestic polls? (the winners last year were beast, snsd, taemin and toheart.) but who knows, we'll find out when the actual show happens, lmao.

source: golden disk awards (official website)
kwikimart 10th-Dec-2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
So are these 'real' awards unlike MAMA or the Melons? (EDIT: I've just seen that you have to pay money to vote, nvm lol)

The nominations are good, SHINee really, really killed it musically, f(x) are pretty good but idk, I think SHINee were stronger. View is one of the top 5 best songs I've heard all year. GOT7's mini is far better than it needs to, BTOB's vocal slayage needs to be awarded with something and Reboot deserves A LOT of love. More than it's been getting

#JusticeforZeroForConduct tho : / That song bangs, why did it disappear?!

Lol look I actually like iKON but of them and BigBang they did not make better music than BB. That's odd. I guess it's because SOMEBODY dropped the ball on the full album release for BB smh.

Actually forget everything I've said, I don't care who wins just as long as JYP gets nothing and he isn't allowed to perform.
byeolbyeol 10th-Dec-2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
i think i saw someone say they're making people ~pay to vote to keep people from cheating? because most fandoms use bots and other forms of mass voting to raise votes, which is commonplace anywhere, but. either way i'm not shelling out any cash, lmao. apparently the gdas are the korean ~version of the grammys, or they call themselves that. this, the smas and the korean music awards are the most "legit" ones but the kmas are more from non-idols.

some of the winners are gonna be obvious, based on sales alone. a pink, beast, bts, cnblue, exo, f(x), snsd, got7, ikon, infinite, red velvet, shinee, sistar, taeyeon, vixx, mamamoo, taeyeon, ect. are all probably getting something. i want jonghyun to win something because he's been working non-stop this year but it might be hard and i could see yonghwa winning over him. (even tho his album legit put me to sleep.)

if jyp's vain enough (which he is!!!) i wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't send miss a or wonder girls because they both did better than him digitally, and he hasn't really been sending them to any award shows so far this year which is "????" to me.

Edited at 2015-12-10 06:33 pm (UTC)
gray_fairy 10th-Dec-2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
i want jonghyun to win something because he's been working non-stop this year but it might be hard and i could see yonghwa winning over him
Jonghyun's digital sales are way higher than Yonghwa's tho so I think he could win a digital bonsang (difficult with all the competition but there's a possibility), and even physically he has more copies sold than Yonghwa (on Hanteo).

kwikimart 10th-Dec-2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Idk, if fans are that committed to getting their faves to win, I don't think that very small fee will stop them so it looks more like another way to make money.
I heard the GDAs were more 'respectable' than other awards so I'll check them out tho.

Jonghyun definitely deserves something, he's incredibly talented.

We just have to stop JYP in 2016, I won't allow him to continue on! I hope he does Wonder Girls right and lets them go to this award show, they deserve it sooo much. Reboot is up there with Odd for me in fave albums of the whole year. Not just for Kpop but in general. I wish it was getting more awards :/
iskerplunk 10th-Dec-2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
f(x) are pretty good but idk, I think SHINee were stronger

miwa201 10th-Dec-2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
if you want 'real', unbiased and a more diverse award show you should check out the korean music awards. they only give out a few awards to idols (usually the electronic section) and instead focus on a broader vision of korean music
kwikimart 10th-Dec-2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh I will. Thanks!
gray_fairy 10th-Dec-2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
I think SHINee could get both a physical and a digital bonsang because Odd is at least top 10 in both physical and digital sales this year, but idk if they can give a group the 2 awards.
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