38th Golden Disc Awards: The Album Daesang went to SEVENTEEN, and the Digital Daesang went to NewJeans
- By: Nat.O
- 1 month ago
At the 38th Golden Disc Awards, the album daesang went to SEVENTEEN, and the digital daesang went to NewJeans.
The 38th Golden Disc Awards, which was broadcast live on JTBC2 and JTBC4 on the 6th, encouraged artists who promoted K-pop around the world for a year and provided a spectacular attraction for global music fans.
SEVENTEEN, who sold over 6 million copies with their 10th mini album “FML” released last year, attended the 31st to 37th Golden Disc Rookie Awards starting with the 30th Golden Disc Rookie Award in 2016 and won the main award for 7 consecutive years. And in episode 38, he finally became the main character of the grand prize. SEVENTEEN’s path along the Golden Disc history was finally completed in the 10th year of their debut. On this day, they won the grand prize, the album main prize, and the digital music main prize, becoming the protagonist of three awards. Including the award won by unit group BSS, the number is 4 awards.
NewJeans, who announced the birth of a global hot rookie in 2022 and simultaneously won the 37th Golden Disc Rookie Award and Main Award, has blossomed into the grand prize in just one year. “Ditto”, released in January of last year, became a worldwide mega hit, causing a syndrome and becoming an undisputed target. The rapid growth achieved in just two years is making us more curious about the next step.
Last year, when global rookies showed outstanding performance, the impact of rookies was enormous. Despite being their debut album, ZEROBASEONE sold more than 2 million copies. Among the nominees for the Rookie of the Year Award, they ranked first in album sales and enjoyed the joy of receiving the Album Bonsang Award in addition to the Rookie of the Year Award. Recognized by Billboard, FIFTYFIFTY recorded an overwhelmingly high usage of music among the candidates for the Rookie of the Year award, and received the honor of a once-in-a-lifetime Rookie of the Year award.
Stray Kids, who proved the infinite potential of K-pop through their musical achievements, won the Global K-pop Artist Award. ADOR Producer Min Hee-jin, who created NewJeans, received the Producer Award. Also, the next generation where ‘Next’ was expected was BoyNextDoor.
The Bugs Favorite Golden Disc Popularity Award, which was ranked with more than 5.5 million male and female votes, went to Lim Young-woong and Jisoo, and the Indonesian FANS CHOICE with Mandiri, which was voted on locally, went to TXT.
The diverse performances that fully captured the status of K-pop were like a comprehensive gift set. Artists such as NewJeans, SEVENTEEN, Park Jae-jung, Stray Kids, IVE, ZEROBASEONE, and TXT performed for the first time on the air, leaving a strong impact. YB and LE SSERAFIM‘s collaboration stage, which could only be seen at Golden, and La Poem’s K-pop hit song medley stage were a delight to the eyes and ears. MCs Seong Si-kyung and Cha Eun-woo filled the Golden Disc Awards with a duet performance.
Ha Jung-woo, Lee Jun-ho, and Tiffany Young attended as award presenters, congratulating the winners and cheering on K-pop artists. Pisik Show members provided ‘big fun’ by taking on special corners such as “Pisik Show Attack” and “Mini Awards”.
The winners of the 38th Golden Disc Awards were evaluated by an expert panel of judges consisting of Golden Disc executive committee members, music reporters, music program PDs, pop music critics, and domestic distribution company officials (40%), as well as Circle Chart sound source usage and album sales (60%). %) were added together. The subject of review counted the sales of music and albums released from mid-November 2022 to early November 2023 until the end of November 2023.