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From BTS to EXO, K-pop acts to have tight race at 2019 Golden Discs

  • Published : Dec 7, 2018 - 15:16
  • Updated : Dec 7, 2018 - 15:16


The nominations for the 33rd annual Golden Disc Awards were announced by the prestigious music awards show on Friday.

Leading all nominees with several nods is BTS, which has been nominated for both the Album Daesang and Digital Daesang for the “Love Yourself: Answer” album and single “Fake Love.”

The group will face competition from acts including EXO, Twice and Red Velvet, all of whom were nominated in both categories, with the winners chosen based on sales and evaluation from expert judges,

A total of 30 acts have been nominated the Album Daesang and Digital Daesang awards, and only one act will take the each prize home.

The awards ceremony will take place over two days, Jan. 5-6, at Gocheok Skydome in Seoul and air live on JTBC, with Lee Seung-gi, Park Min-young, Sung Si-kyung and Kang so-ra hosting.

The awards show was founded in 1986 and is presented by the Music Industry Association of Korea for outstanding achievements in the music industry in South Korea.

Check out the list of nominees below.


Album Daesang

BtoB - “This Is Us”

BTS - “Love Yourself ‘Answer’”

Day6 - “Shoot Me: Youth Part 1”

EXO - “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo”

EXO-CBX - “Blooming Days”

GOT7 - “Eyes On You”

Hwang Chi-yeol - “Be Myself”

Infinite - “Top Seed”

JBJ - “True Colors”

Jonghyun (SHINee) - “Poet l Artist”

Monsta X - “Take.1: Are You There?”

Nam Woo-hyun (Infinite) - “Second Write..”

NCT - “NCT 2018 Empathy”

NCT 127 - “NCT #127 Regular-Irregular”

NU’EST W - “Who, You”

Pentagon - “Positive”

Red Velvet - “Summer Magic”

Seventeen - “You Make My Day”

Shinhwa - “Heart”

Stray Kids - “I am Who”

Sungkyu (Infinite) - “10 Stories”

Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) - “This Christmas ? Winter Is Coming”

TVXQ - “New Chapter #1 : The Chance of Love”

Twice - “What is Love?”

UP10TION - “Invitation”

Vixx - “Eau de Vixx”

Wanna One - “0+1=1 (I Promise You)”

Winner - “EVERYD4Y”

WJSN (Cosmic Girls) - “WJ Please?”

Yang Yo-seob (Highlight) - “白 (White)”

Digital Daesang


AOA - “Bingle Bangle”

Apink - “I’m So Sick”

Ben - “Love, ing”

Big Bang - “Flower Road”

Black Pink - “DDU-DU DDU-DU”

Bolbbalgan4 - “Travel”

BTS - “Fake Love”

Chungha - “Roller Coaster”

Crush - “Bittersweet”

Dean - “instagram”

EXO - “Universe”

GFriend - “Time for the Moon Night”

Heize - “Jenga”

iKon - “Love Scenario”

Im Chang-jung - “There Has Never Been A Day I Haven’t Loved You”


Jung Seung-hwan - “The Snowman”

Kim Dong-ryul - “Reply”

Mamamoo - “Starry Night”

MeloMance - “Tale”

Momoland - “BBoom BBoom”

Red Velvet - “Bad Boy”

Roy Kim - “Only Then”

Shaun - “Way Back Home”

Sunmi - “Heroine”

Twice - “Heart Shaker”

Yang Da Il - “Lie”

Yong Jun-hyung (Highlight) - “Sudden Shower”

Zico - “SoulMate”

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