Day 1: The 27th Golden Disk Awards Red Carpet in Kuala Lumpur
More than 15,000 fans and reporters gathered for the Samsung Galaxy 27th Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Stars and fans attended the 2 day event at Malaysia’s motor circuit Sepang International Circuit, which started from January 15. The prestigious event was split into two days to recognise winners who have achieved success in physical sales and digital sales.
The stars of the event arrived swiftly one-by-one in luxury SUVs onto the red carpet as fans cheered and screamed.
In order of their arrival : BTOB, Juniel, B1A4, EXO, CNBlue, FT Island, 4Minute, KARA, SHINee, BEAST and Super Junior.
The idols dressed glamorously for the event, often known as the Korean equivalent of The Grammy’s. Black attire were popular among the stars, with BTOB, FT ISLAND, EXO, BEAST and SHINee spotting well fitted black suits. CNBLUE fittingly dressed in a blue suits with a matching blue bow tie.
The ladies of the night were inspired by floral colours with solo artist Juniel wearing a knee-high pink fluffy dress while 4minute arrived with an elegant floral-printed dress.
CNBLUE dressed appropriately in matching blue suits and bow ties. Photograph: [email protected]
Rookies EXO, who is split into EXO-K and EXO-M achieved great success last year when they debuted with their hit song MAMA, which earned them 18 nominations including best rookies and artist of the year awards.
The group said that it was their first time attending an event as extravagant as The Golden Disk Awards and said that they were excited to perform.
“We are really honored and we are looking forward to the performance tonight.”
After walking the red carpet, artists were invited to answer a few questions from the media. Check the transcript below.
Media : Are there any upcoming plans of release of an album?
BTOB : We do not have any specific plans yet but we are practicing hard right now.
Media : Will there be any showcase to be held in Southeast Asia?
BTOB : We are thinking to hold one in May or June.
Media : What would you like to share to the greeting of your fans in Malaysia?
BTOB : This is our 2nd time in Malaysia. We were here a month ago and we had really a good time. We are really glad that we finally came back really fast. Please expect a lot from us during the Golden Disk Awards and continue to show us love and support!
Media : This is your first time in Malaysia and Golden Disk Awards. How do you feel?
Juniel : This is my first time in Malaysia and for the Golden Disk Awards. I’m so happy and honored to be here and the food is really delicious and I wish to come back soon.
Media : Any greetings for your Malaysian fans?
Juniel : I’m Juniel, thank you for supporting me and this is my first time to be in Malaysia. Please continue to show your support and love to me and K-Pop!
Media : Any greetings for your Malaysian fans?
B1A4 : We are really glad to be here at the Golden Disk Awards tonight. Please show us your support and do look forward to our performance tonight!
Media : Can you share with us how it feels like to be in the Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia?
EXO : This is our first time the 12 of us as one come to such a big event, the Golden Disk Awards. We are really honored and we are looking forward to the performance tonight. Thank you very much!
Media : Greeting to your Malaysian fans?
CNBLUE : We are happy and honored to be here in Malaysia and for the Golden Disk Awards. For the love of K-Pop, we are looking forward to the Golden Disk Awards tonight and thank you everyone!
Media : If you have one thing to say to your Malaysian fans, what would it be?
CNBLUE : I LOVE MALAYSIA! CNBLUE 4th Mini Album, Re:BLUE, and the title song “I’m Sorry“, please show a lot of support for our song and album.
Media : Any possible concert in Malaysia?
CNBLUE : We are planning a world tour concert and really wish that we could come to Malaysia. I LOVE MALAYSIA! Please enjoy the Golden Disk Awards tonight. I LOVE YOU! Thank you so much! I LOVE MALAYSIA!
Media : How do you feel about being in Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia?
FT Island : We were here (Malaysia) for a concert before and we are happy to be here again. It is really cold in Korea now and I’m glad that we are in Malaysia because it is warm here. We are here for the awesome stage tonight, please look forward to that. I love Malaysia and thank you for everything!
Media : Hi KARA. Can you share how you feel about being in Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia and share something with our Malaysian fans?
KARA : We are so happy to be in Malaysia to be able to participate in the Golden Disk Awards. We are especially happy because our member, Nicole, is the emcee for the Golden Disk Awards tonight. And I hope you all enjoy the Golden Disk Awards tonight. Thank you!
Media : Can you share how you feel about being in Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia and share something with our Malaysian fans?
SHINee : We are so grateful for the support and love of the Malaysian fans showed us. We will try our best to be better and better, so please continue to show us your support and love like you all have shown us.
Media : Can you share how you feel about being in Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia and please share a few words with the Malaysian fans?
INFINITE : We are so grateful to be at the Golden Disk Awards tonight and we are able to see our Malaysian fans tonight. Please show us your support and love like how you have shown us.
Media : Will there be any possible concert held in Malaysia?
INFINITE : We do not have any specific plans for the concert in Malaysia yet, but we will come out with something really cool and awesome. So please show us your support!
Media : Have you had a chance to try any Malaysia food?
INFINITE : We don’t know the name of the food but it was so delicious. Sorry!
Media : Can you share how you feel about being in Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia and please share a couple of words with our Malaysian fans?
BEAST : We are so honored to be here at the Golden Disk Awards tonight and we are always so grateful of the support and love the Malaysian fans have shown us. We hope that tonight is going to be a good night. Thank you!
Media : Super Junior won the grand prize in the previous year of the Golden Disk Awards. How does it feel to be back in Golden Disk Awards again?
Super Junior : We are so grateful to be back in Golden Disk Awards and to be able to have great time with Malaysian fans!
Media : Do you have any words to share with your Malaysian fans?
Super Junior : Super Junior M just had a concert here and it has been a long time since Super Junior has seen their fans in Malaysia. We are so grateful to be here and please show the support and love that you have always shown us. We have prepared a lot of songs and we hope that it will be a great performance tonight!
Special thanks to the organizer Joongang Culture Media, Mediartncomm Co. Ltd, RougePR known as Rouge Creative Boutique (M) Sdn Bhd.
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