This Year’s “Golden Disk Awards” Winners Now Revealed

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On January 16, Korea’s top musicians and pop stars gathered for the Korean counterpart of the Grammy Awards, 28th Golden Disk Awards, Korea’s most prestigious music awards ceremony.

Began in 1986, the Golden Disk Awards is an annual awards show held by the Music Industry Association of Korea. The awards ceremony was discovered to recognize outstanding achievements in South Korea’s music industry.

This year’s show, hosted by SHINee’s Minho, SNSD’s Taeyeon and Tiffany,  B2ST’s Doojoon, Oh Sang Jin, and CNBLUE’s Yonghwa, was held at Kyunghee University’ Grand Peace Palace. Apparently, it has become the talk of the KPop community. Everyone seemed curious and excited to know who will win Golden Disk Awards’ Daesang Award.

The winners of the awards were judged using this criteria:

The Disk Awards & New Star Awards
20%judge
20% votes
60% album/song sales

The Popularity Awards
20% judge
80% votes

The winners are as follows:

DISK DAESANG AWARD
• EXO “Growl” from “XOXO”

DIGITAL DAESANG AWARD
• Psy “Gentleman”

DISK BONSANG
• SHINee
• INFINITE
• B1A4
• SNSD
• f(x)
• EXO
• Cho Yong Pil
• B2ST

DIGITAL BONSANG
• A Pink
• CNBLUE
• Davichi
• Lee Seung Chul
• Ailee
• SISTAR
• 2NE1
• 4Minute

POPULARITY AWARD
Song
• SNSD
• Roy Kim
Album
• SHINee
• B2ST

BEST RAP/HIP HOP AWARD
• Baechigi

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SPECIAL AWARD
• Jeon In Kwon

GOOD WILL STAR AWARD
• CNBLUE

CeCi ASIA ICON AWARD
• SHINee
• SISTAR

NEW STAR RISING
Song
• Kim Hye Rim (Lim Kim) ‘All Right’
• Crayon Pop ‘Bar Bar Bar’
Album
• BTS “No More Dream” from ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’
• Roy Kim “Love Love Love” from ‘Love Love Love’

PRODUCER AWARD
• CEO Hong Seung Sung (CUBE Entertainment)

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EXO Stans and the Whole KPop Community Trends #HappyKyungsooDay, #ActorKyungSooDay and #EXODyoDay for EXO’s D.O’s birthday

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On January 12, EXO stans and the whole KPop community celebrate EXO member D.O’s birthday. To celebrate Kyungsoo’s birthday, EXO stans have decided to trend the hashtags #HappyKyungsooDay, #EXODyoDay and #ActorKyungSooDay.

So far, all three hashtags are included in the worldwide trending topics, #HappyKyungsooDay on the 3rd spot. The topic ‘ Do Kyungsoo ‘ is on the list, too. EXO fanbases targets to trend the hashtags on Naver also so that the EXO member will be able to see it.

Tweet those hashtags and make it the trending topic so D.O can see it.

Photo: Fan’s twitter

EXO as Mobile Game Emoticons?

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Online chat app, Kakaotalk will launch its newest mobile game called “Altogether Boong Boong Boong” and have Korean boy group EXO as the game’s official promotional models. “Everybody Boong Boong Boong” is a four-player racing game which also features Disney characters from Toy Story and Monsters University.

EXO emoticons will showcase all the members’ characteristics. The emoticons will be available for free until January 20 once the game is downloaded. Users can also win 5000 Gold points by winning first place in the ‘Beat EXO’ live game event. Net Marble also plans to distribute EXO car models and uniform costumes to those who invite over 40 friends in the ‘Invite Your Friends’ event and 20 special car models to those who reach Level 20 during the ‘Level Upgrade’ event.

“Everybody Boong Boong Boong” is available in the App Store, Google Play and the Kakao app for free.

Super Junior leader Leeteuk’s father and grandparents passed away

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Super Junior’s Leeteuk’s father and his grandparents passed away from a car accident. After hearing the news, Leeteuk who is currently serving his mandatory military service, hurriedly went home. Likewise, her older sister Park Yong In, who was in the middle of her musical practice, also rushed to the hospital.

The bodies were laid in Daegu Hospital’s mortuary. The funeral will be conducted at the Korea University Medical Center’s funeral parlor on the 8th.

Although first reports stated that the cause of death was a car accident, police have revealed it to be false. They have indicated that the three were found dead at their home.

One of the reps mentioned that the grandparents were found in their bed already passed and Leeteuk’s father hanged. A suicide note, which was believed to be written by Mr. Park, was also found. The rep stated, “We believe it to be suicide when we looked at the evidence like rigor mortis, discovery of a suicide note, and the hanging.”

According to the family, Leeteuk’s father had been taking care of his parents, who are suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s, for a while. It was also said that Mr. Park has been experiencing depression.

SM Entertainment had ask the public to please let the family grieve in peace and to pray for the Super Junior member’s family.

We offer our condolences to Leeteuk and his family.

Yoona and Lee Seung Gi, then Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho: One SNSD member’s relationship unveiled after another

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2014 just started and two KPop couples were already revealed! Two of SNSD’s members were confirmed to be in a relationship. Will idol-actor relationships be a trend this year?

On New Year’s Day, Dispatch released photos of actor Lee Seung Gi and Girls’ Generation member Im Yoona together. It was claimed that the actor would pick up the Yoona outside her apartment in Samsungdong and they would drive to the Han River for an “hour-long date”. Their agencies confirmed that the two are currently dating and “are in the beginning stages of getting to know each other”.

Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung also gave her blessings to the couples on the New Year special of “One Night of TV Entertainment” saying,

“Well, it seems [the public] is looking upon [their relationship] very positively so I am very pleased.”

But two days after the revelation, it seems that SportSeoul has outed her own relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho. The two were rumoured to be dating several times before in February and October of last year to which their agencies stated that they were church buddies and are only in a “sunbae-hoobae relationship”.

However, their agencies have now confirmed that they are indeed dating. The agency commented,

“The dating rumors are true. While they were close as sunbae and hoobae last year, their relationship progressed into that of a couple… Please watch over them fondly.”

The actor’s reps also stated,

“He and Sooyoung are dating… We are sorry that we did not respond truthfully the two or so times the rumors were reported. At that time, when we asked Jung Kyung Ho, he had said that it wasn’t true so we responded that way before. We are sorry. We will reveal our official statement soon.”

Congratulations to the couples Seung Gi-Yoona and Kyung Ho-Sooyoung!

Filipino BlackJacks received the best Christmas present from 2NE1’s Dara

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On December 26, 2NE1’s Dara, or Sandara Park as Filipino Blackjacks know her, announced on her Twitter account that the girl group will hold a concert in the Philippines next year as part of their world tour.

The ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Quest Season 1 runner-up was very excited to visit the Philippines and celebrate 2NE1’s 5th anniversary with the Filipinos who are close to her heart.

What’s up Manila?!?

— Sandara Park (@krungy21) December 26 2013

Sa may 17 ang concert namin sa Manila. Sobrang special ang araw na yan dahil 5th anniversary ng 2ne1 ang may 17!!! Yeah! Magcelebrate tayo!

— Sandara Park (@krungy21) December 26 2013

Translation:

“Our concert in Manila will be on May 17. That day will be very special because it’s 2NE1’s 5th anniversary!!! Yeah! Let’s celebrate!”

After the huge success of their New Evolution World Tour in 2012, 2NE1 will make a comeback on the concert stage after almost two years.

After a two-night concert at the Olympic Park SK Handball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on March 1 and 2, 2NE1 will visit 13 cities for their world tour.

Aside from the Philippines, they will also visit Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and China.