Day 1: Winners at The 27th Golden Disk Awards Concert in Kuala Lumpur

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The 27th Golden Disk Awards opened with day one emcees CNBlue‘s Yonghwa, performing a cover of Payphone by Maroon 5 and Nicole from KARA showing off her infectious dance to R&B’s Ne-Yo‘s Sxxy Love.

INFINITE then took centre stage to perform Chaser and Be Mine with their energetic and powerful dance moves. For the song Paradise, the idol group took off their sparkly silver jackets and capitivated the crowd with their black outfits.

The four day monstrous event started with recognition in successful artists who achieved greatest physical sales in 2012. Awards were presented in between performances as the idols expressed their gratitude for achieving the prestigious award.

Rising solo star Juniel performed her mesmerising mellow song Bad Man before sharing the stage with CNBLUE’s Jong Hyeon for Illa Illa and My Love. Both artists played the guitar so well, I hoped that they would collaborate on a track.

And then the fans screamed. Troublemaker Hyuna and Hyun Seung of BEAST lifted the temperature of the venue with their steamy song before rookies BTOB performed a number of their songs (Secret, Wow and Candle).


KARA’s performance was met with a technical glitch when the lights blacked out. Fans lead a chant for the idol group while Yonghwa distracted fans from the glitch with multiple crowd waves. After the glitch was attended, KARA returned to the stage to perform Pandora, Jumping and Step. 4minute performed Volume Up, Mirror Mirror and Hot Issue. 

Pop rock idols FT Island changed the pace a little with their new songs from their 4th album. The band performed Life, Severely and I Wish. Following their senior’s performance, CNBLUE performed Hey You, First Step and their smash hit I’m a Loner.

BEAST performed Special, Beautiful Night and Fiction while B1A4 performed Good NightTried to Walk and Sechskies. Screams, cheers and then more screams,was all you could hear from fans screaming at the top of their lungs.

Dubbed as rookies of the year, EXO performed their powerful and charismatic debut song MAMA, History and Hot. The GDA winners of album of the year, Super Junior performed Bonamana, From You, Oppa Oppa before performing the lead song from their winning album, Sxxy Free & Single. SHINee performed Lucifer, Stranger and Sherlock.

List of Winners for Day 1 Samsung Galaxy The 27th GDA in Kuala Lumpur

Album of the Year / Disk Daesang

Super Junior (Sxxy, Free & Single)

Golden Disk Award Album Division / Disk Bonsang

INFINITE (Infinitize) / B1A4 (The B1A4) / FT Island (Grown-up) / CNBLUE (3rd Mini Album Ear Fun) / 4Minute (Volume Up) / BEAST (Midnight Sun) / KARA (Pandora) / Super Junior (Sxxy, Free & Single) / SHINee (Sherlock)

New Rising K-POP Star / Rookie Award

EXO / Juniel

Best Dance Performance Award

Hyuna & Hyun Seung (Trouble Maker)

Best Group Performance Award


Next Generation Star Award


MSN Southeast Asia Award

Super Junior

Malaysia’s Most Favorite Star Award


JTBC Best Artist Award


Popularity Award


Golden Disk Producer Award

Han Sung Ho (FNC Entertainment)

**Not in particular order

Congratulation to all the winners for Day 1 of Golden Disk Awards!

About the Golden Disk Awards

Dubbed as “The Korean Grammy Awards”, GDA was founded in 1986 and it is South Korea’s most prestigious K-POP music awards show and is presented annually for outstanding achievement in the music industry. Award categories are based on the most popular K-POP music from the past year based on the digital downloads industry whilst bolstering the creativity of pop music and finding talented artists.

Candidates of the Golden Disk Awards 2013

Artistes who released their albums after December 2011, as well as albums and songs that are released or sold between January 2012 and December 2012 will be qualified for the awards. The awards are given based on the total combined sales volume of the albums, songs and judges’ votes.

Don’t forget to check our coverage of the Red Carpet & Short Interview  for Day 1.

Stay tuned for our continued coverage for Day 2!


Special thanks to the organizers Joongang Culture Media, Mediartncomm Co. Ltd, RougePR known as Rouge Creative Boutique (M) Sdn Bhd.

Event covered & Photos credits : kenny@hellokpop

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