Day 1 (20th of January 2016) of the 30th Golden Disk Awards have come to an end and to no ones surprise Big Bang took home the biggest award of the night, that of the Digital Daesang, the group also took home a Digital Bonsang and the iQIYI Best Male Artist award. Day 1 was MC’d by Girls Generation member Seohyun, host Jun Hyun Moo and Running Man’s Spartakooks aka Kim Jong Kook, the night featured performances by Big Bang, rookie group iKon, JYP, SISTAR, Girls Generation Leader Taeyeon, Super Juniors Kyuhyun, AOA, rookie group Monsta X, EXID, Hyukoh, Zion.T, Red Velvet and rookie group GFriend. Continue reading
Kicking off the music awards season are the Melon Music Awards which were held on Saturday the 7th of November 2015 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul. The main MC of the night was entertainer Yoo Byung Jae, with actor Seo Kang Joon (Hwajung), actress Lee Yubi (Scholar Who Walks the Night), entertainer Kim Shin Young, actress Kim So Hyun (School 2015) and Red Velvet’s Irene serving as special MC’s throughout the night. Performances for the night included Big Bang, WINNER, iKON, SISTAR, Girls’ Generation, EXID, Hong Jin Young, Red Velvet, BTS, GFRIEND, Mad Clown, MONSTA X, ZION.T, Band Hyukoh, A Pink, and San E. International artists Big Bang, were the biggest winners of the night, nabbing both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for their song “Bang, Bang, Bang” as well as the “Netizen Popularity Award“.
The Grand K-POP Festival 2015 was held on September 4th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium with the goal of promoting Korean culture by attracting fans of Korean pop music from around the world to the festival – and attract it did, since it boasted an impressive line-up of top stars: SNSD/Girl’s Generation, CNBLUE, Chen of EXO, Taemin of SHINee, BEAST, Block B, EXID and BTOB. The festival was organized by the Korean Tourism Organization and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.