The 2017 Golden Disc Awards will be the ceremony’s 31st event. Founded in 1986, the Golden Disc Awards is presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea. Each year, the association gathers judges and fan votes to present some of the most prized trophies to the hottest K-Pop artists of the year before. The ceremony presents its Statue of a Woman Playing a Reed Instrument trophy to 7 non-genre restricted categories and three awards designated in each genre of hip hop, rock and trot.
Among the celebrated crowning, the event also hosts some of the best talents to perform on stage for special stages and collaborations. Find out which K-Pop stars will be hosted this year at the 31st Golden Disc Awards!
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The 31st Golden Disc Awards 2017
January 13th – TaeYeon, TWICE, GFriend, MAMAMOO, BLACKPINK, Sechs Kies, Lee Hi, GaIn, Uhm JungHwa, ZICO, Bolbbalgan4 & BaekHyun
January 14th – EXO, BTS, Red Velvet, TaeMin, Seventeen, Infinite, APINK, AOA, GOT7, Rain & NCT127
Seoul Music Awards (Seoul Gayo Daesang) is a major awards ceremony hosted early in the year to celebrate K-Pop artists for outstanding achievements in the music industry in the year prior. The show was founded in 1990 and has been held annually ever since. The winners are selected from artists who have released albums during the year. Through 20% mobile votes, 10% Sports Seoul’s popularity poll, 40% digital downloads and album sales, and 30% judges’ scores, the winners of each awards are announced.
SMA 2017 has officially opened up their mobile voting just this week! Mobile votings will be held until January 17th, and each voter can contribute 10 times a day for each category.
2016 was a year to remember with some of the most iconic K-Pop musics that will go down in history. From the most memorable cheerleaders TWICE’s “Cheer Up” to the fiery debut by YG’s youngest sisters BLACKPINK, 2016 never had a moment of boredom. To celebrate all the great music that the year brought to the industry, some of the greatest K-Pop artists have saved their best for last. Here are the list of K-Pop star comebacks and debut to look forward in December!
Keep in mind that some of these groups have yet to confirm a specific date, and plans are always subject to change. Stay tuned as we’ll continually update the list as more comeback/debut announcements are made!