NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 31: BTS performs during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2020 … [+]
Many people poke fun of how long entertainment award shows can be these days, as they can drag on for hours and hours…but most of those making jokes haven’t been to the Golden Disc Awards. One of the South Korean music industry’s biggest ceremonies of the year, takes place over two days, with the most successful names in the field showing up to collect trophies and perform over many hours.
This year, BTS ended up the big winner, which should surprise absolutely no one, as the biggest name in K-pop enjoyed perhaps the greatest year on record for a group that performs primarily in Korean. The septet took home the top two prizes, both the Album and Digital Song Daesangs, which are the top honors of the show. Their full-length Map of the Soul: Persona grabbed what can essentially be called Album of the Year, while that set’s lead cut “Boy With Luv” earned what is basically Single of the Year.
In addition to those awards, they were also included in their respective Bonsang categories, which can be thought of like nominees, though they are all winners as well (just not the top winners). BTS also earned both the TikTok Golden Disc Popularity and the Fan’s Choice K-Pop Star awards.
Fellow names who won multiple awards this time around include Itzy, TWICE and NU’EST.
Here are all the winners at the 2020 Golden Disc Awards.
Album Daesang – BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona
Digital Song Daesang – BTS – “Boy With Luv”
Rookie Artist of the Year – Itzy and TXT
Best Hip-Hop – Zico
Best Solo – Hwasa
Best Trot – Song Ga-in
TikTok Golden Disc Popularity Award – BTS
Fan’s Choice K-Pop Star Award – BTS
Best Group – Mamamoo
Next Generation – Kim Jae-hwan, AB6IX and Ateez
Producer’s Award – Bang Si-hyuk
Cosmopolitan Artist – NU’EST and TWICE
Best OST – Gummy
Best Performance – (G)I-DLE and ASTRO
Digital Song Bonsangs
Jannabi – “For Lovers Who Hesitate”
MC the Max – “After You’ve Gone”
Itzy – “Dalla Dalla”
AKMU – “How Can I Love The Heartbreak, You’re The One I Love”
Chungha – “Gotta Go”
Jennie – “Solo”
Paul Kim – “Me After You”
Taeyeon – “Four Seasons”
Twice – “Yes or Yes”
BTS – “Boy with Luv”
Seventeen – An Ode
Baekhyun – City Lights
Twice – Feel Special
NU’EST – Happily Ever After
BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona
Got7 – Spinning Top: Between Security & Insecurity
Monsta X – Take.2 We Are Here
Super Junior – Time Slip
NCT Dream – We Boom
Exo-SC – What a Life