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IU, BTS, BLACKPINK, ITZY, MAMAMOO, LOONA and More Win At 32nd Golden Disc Awards

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 10, 2021 08:53 AM EST

Amidst the crisis that the whole world has been going through, Korean Pop culture continues to grow and prosper. With this, a lot of amazing songs and albums have been released the past year, and it is but just fitted to recognize all the songs that made our quarantine life a little bit better. 

This year, various Korean acts won their much-deserved recognition at the "35th Golden Disc Awards." Digital Music releases from November 2019 to November 2020 were awarded during the event. Due to the surge of COVID cases, strict social distancing protocols were observed, and there is no live audience.

On January 9th, the day 1 of the awards show was held, where a lot of invited idols attended to perform and receive their awards.

Fans from all around the world were able to witness the prestigious awards show through online live streaming platforms such as YouTube. The "35th Golden Disc Awards" was graced by actors Park Sodam and Lee Seung Gi as MCs. 

Here is the list of winners for the 35th Golden Disc Awards Day 1. Did your bias win? 

Best Digital Song-Bonsang: BLACKPINK, MAMAMOO, Hwasa, ITZY, Red Velvet, OH MY GIRL, Zico, NOEL, IU, and BTS.

Next Generation Award: LOONA, THE BOYZ

Golden Choice Award: NU'EST

Best R&B Hip-Hop: Changmo

Trend of the YearZico

Best Trot: Lim Young Woong

Best GroupMONSTA X

Best Solo ArtistJessi

Best Ballad: Lee Seung Gi

Best Digital Song-Daesang: IU

After winning the grand prize of the night, "Best Digital Song-Daesang," IU gave a meaningful speech.

  "I am honored to win the grand prize at the Golden Disc Awards for the first time in three years. Thank you listeners for loving 'Blueming' consistently. I would like to express my special thanks to the composer. We are also grateful to the artists who participated," she said.

Moreover, IU confirmed that she is brewing some music and a new full-length album to be released this year. 

"We're all having a hard time, and I want to say thank you and support to the artists and officials who made the music. I think a new full-length album will be released this year," IU announced.

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