[NEWS]12.01.11 Winners and Photos from Day 1 of the 26th Annual Golden Disk Awards

Today marked the first of the two-day 26th Annual Golden Disk Awards. With Super Junior’s Leeteuk and KARA’s Gyuri as hosts, tonight’s event celebrated the best of the best physical albums of 2011. Amongst 20 nominees, the grand prize “Golden Disk Award” was awarded to the year’s best album, based on album sales figures from the end of the year and ratings from the judges. In addition, awards were given out to the top albums of the year, the best rookies, most popular artist, and rising Hallyu icons.

As winners stepped up to the stage and gave sincere acceptance speeches, news from the event spread and fans from around the world trended phrases on Twitter to congratulate their idols. Of notable mention, Super Junior stepped on to the stage tonight to accept their third consecutive “Popularity Award”. Humbled by this achievement, Donghae thanked Elves around the world for their support, causing an immediate reaction from fans, resulting in “World Elf,” “Congrats Super Junior” and “Popular Award” becoming worldwide trends. Other trends of the night included “#CongratsB1A4,” “disk bonsang,” “Hallyu Icon Award,” “CNblue and Kara,” “MSN Japan Award,” “Ceci Award” and “BONAMANA Remix”.

Super Junior dominated the event tonight, picking up 4 awards as a group, including the coveted grand prize “Disk Daesung” Award. Infinite and BEAST followed in wins with a count of two awards each. Cube Entertainment’s CEO, Hong Seungsung, also won the “Best Producer Award” for the second consecutive year.

Best Newcomer Winners: A Pink, B1A4, Dal Shabet
Main Award (Bonsang) Winners: f(x), Infinite, MBLAQ, Jay Park, CNBLUE, KARA, Super Junior, BEAST
Popularity Award Winner: Super Junior
Hallyu Icon Award Winners: Rainbow, Infinite
MSN Japan Award: Super Junior
CeCi Award: BEAST
Best Producer Award: Cube Entertainment’s Hong Seungsung
Grand Prize (Disk Daesung) Winner: Super Junior

Popularity Award Winner: Super Junior

MSN Japan Award: Super Junior


Grand Prize (Disk Daesung) Winner: Super Junior

In addition to the awards ceremony, day 1 of the two-day event featured a “K-Pop All Star Concert” with performances from the past year’s top artists, including A Pink, B1A4, BEAST, CNBLUE, Dal Shabet, Infinite, f(x), MBLAQ, KARA, Rainbow, Super Junior and Jay Park. Prior to the event, tonight’s artists gathered on the red carpet to greet fans and press.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners. Nominees who didn’t take home an award tonight will also have a chance to win tomorrow night’s digital album sales awards, which tallies sales and downloads from music websites, including MelOn, Dosirak, Cyworld, Soribada and Bugs. Performances from both nights’ events will be aired on jTBC as a Lunar New Year special on January 21 and 22nd.

Source: Daily News 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,31, 32 ;      posted by Congee@koreaboo.com ; shared bymisty@forsujuindonesia.wordpress.com


You must be logged in to post a comment.

%d bloggers like this: