Nominated for the ’35th Golden Disc Awards with Curaprox’, singers who have been loved by the public over the past year regardless of age and experience gathered together.
The candidates have a symbolic meaning that can most accurately gauge the trend of the music industry of the year.
All of them are divided into the winners of the Rookie Award, the Digital Sound Source Award and Grand Prize, and the Album Award and Grand Prize and fairly compete through quantitative and screening evaluations.
BTS, who swept away the previous year’s grand prize, was nominated for both main awards and made a new record this year.
On January 9th and 10th, next year, the 35th Golden Disc Awards with Curaprox will be aired on JTBC, JTBC2, and JTBC4. Let’s review this year’s candidates with numbers.
He has been active for 27 years, and was nominated for the digital sound source category for his duet song ‘When We Disco’ with SUNMI. Jin-Young Park founded JYP Entertainment in 1996 and raised singers such as GOD, Jiyoon Park, Rain, Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, miss A, GOT7, DAY6, TWICE, Stray Kids, ITZY, and NIZIU. He was nominated for this year’s awards ceremony with GOT7, TWICE, Stray Kids, and ITZY, and showed the power of JYP NATION.
Golden Disc Awards newcomers came to this year as nominees. The number reaches 19 teams (people). ITZY, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, winners of the Rookie Award of the previous year, are active in the global market. Got7, EXO, BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, BLACKPINK, and NCT 127 who are active in the world have also won the Golden Disc Awards Rookie of the Year.
The common keyword of this year’s new candidates is ‘Audition’. With the recent audition boom, genres have also diversified. Kim Ho-joong was nominated for the record title and newcomer at the same time by expanding his awareness through TV Chosun ‘Mr. Trot’.
Treasure formed through ‘YG Treasure Box’, group TOO of Mnet’s ‘To Be World Class’ project, ENHYPEN born through ‘I-Land’, a joint audition for Big Hit and CJ ENM are those.
The 7 teams (people) who were simultaneously nominated for the digital sound source and the album categories are singers who have gained a lot of popularity and support from fans this year. BLACKPINK, ITZY, Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, BTS, IU, TWICE are aiming for multiple crowns this year. BTS is the only male singer to be nominated for both at the same time. The worldwide hit song ‘Dynamite’ and the single album ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’, which sold more than 4.3 million copies, confirmed their unrivaled popularity.
There are five teams (people) who won the awards before. Super Junior, IU, EXO, BTS, and TWICE are those.
Super Junior, who won the grand prize for the 3rd Golden Disc Awards, was nominated for this year with the unit Super Junior-K.R.Y.
IU, who won the 32nd Golden Disc Sound Source Awards, has been a proud candidate for the album ‘Love Poem’ and the title song ‘Blueming’.
BTS, TWICE, are regular candidates of the Golden Disc Awards. For the first time in the history of the awards ceremony last year, BTS, who won the digital sound source and album grand prize, will challenge the five grand prizes this year.
As the genre of K-pop solidified, a new wind blew in the music industry. Trot popularity, which started with Miss Trot’ last year, has spread to male singers this year and has become even more hot. Lim Young-woong, a winner of ‘Mr. Trot’, was nominated for the sound source award with the song Trust in Me’.
Hojoong Kim made the record of a half million seller with a single album, which is unusual as a trot singer.
Along with the evolution of K-pop, there are two English lyrics for this year’s digital music category nomination. ‘Dynamite’, the first Korean singer to be listed on the Billboard Hot 100, continues to be on the top of the local radio charts four months after its release, and is on a long run. Baek Ye-rin’s’ Square (2017)’ is also recorded as an English lyric song that topped the chart for the first time by a Korean singer. It gained popularity through YouTube, and became an official sound source for sale after three years since it was released.