KpopMaps’ Golden disc awards prediction 2021 is finally here. The Golden disc award is one of the most prestigious awards show in Korea, and it is often called the Korean Grammy Award. And this year, the show is back for its 35th edition on January 9th and 10th. The organizers have already released the full list of nominees On December 10, 2020. Industry leaders like BTS, Blackpink, Twice, etc got their recognition. But, the award committee didn’t showed any interest in girl groups like GFRIEND and IZ*ONE. In case you missed the nominees’ list you can check here. These predictions are totally based on digital sales, physical sales, and the pattern of winners chosen in the previous years.
GOLDEN DISC – GENRE AWARDS PREDICTION
BEST HIP HOP ARTIST
This is actually a hard category to choose. Many good acts who are nominated in digital category as well. ZICO, JESSI, and CHANGMO are my primary picks.
Final Prediction : ZICO
BEST TROT ARTIST
This one is category wise a little bit easy to predict. All the big names in Trot are nominated, but more chance for LIM YOUNG WOONG and KIM HO JOONG.
Final Prediction : LIM YOUNG WOONG
BEST SOLO ARTIST
This year was great for solo artists as well. Idols who did great the past year include IU, JESSI, HWASA, YERIN BAEK etc.
Final Prediction : IU
Golden disc awards never include OST as part of their Bonsang categories. This is the only chance for OST to Win an award. The front runners include ‘Aloha’ by CHO JUNG SEOK, ‘Start Over’ by GAHO, and ‘Slightly Tipsy’ by SANDUEL.
Final Prediction : GAHO – Start Over
CURAPROX GOLDEN DISC MOST POPULAR ARTIST
Winner already chosen through online voting : BTS
QQ MOST POPULAR K POP ARTIST
Winner chosen through online voting : EXO
GOLDEN DISC – SPECIAL AWARDS PREDICTION 2021
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Among the nominees, the ones that are clearly ahead in voting and have a higher chance of winning include TREASURE, ENHYPEN, KIM HO JOONG, and CRAVITY. These four acts did great in both physical and digital sales. And Golden disc awards is a fan of giving Rookie of the year award to multiple groups.
Final prediction : TREASURE, ENHYPEN
GDA used to give two performance awards. one each for girl group and boy group. This year was filled with many amazing choreographies and performances. The groups that have high chance of winning include TXT, ITZY, and ATEEZ.
Final Prediction : ITZY, TXT
NEXT GENERATION AWARD
This is one of the special awards among GDA categories. Groups that have a high chance of winning include CRAVITY, THE BOYZ, ATEEZ, LOONA and G-IDLE.
Final Prediction : THE BOYZ, LOONA, CRAVITY
BEST PRODUCER AWARD
Final Prediction : BANG SI HYUK [ BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT ]
MAIN AWARDS PREDICTION
DIGITAL SONG BONSANG
This main award is given to top 10 songs that did well on charts as well on digital sales. Here are our predictions: [In no order]
- HWASA – “Maria”
- IU – “Blueming”
- BTS – “Dynamite”
- OH MY GIRL – “Nonstop”
- TWICE – “More & More”
- BLACKPINK – “How You Like That “
- ZICO – “Anysong”
- MAMAMOO – “Hip”
- RED VELVET – “Psycho”
- JESSI – “Nununana”
- BAEKHYUN – “Delight”
- NCT 127 – “NCT #127 Neozone”
- NU’EST – “The Table”
- SEVENTEEN – “Heng:garae”
- BTS – “Map Of The Soul 7”
- GOT 7 – “Dye”
- TWICE – “More & More”
- EXO SC – “1 Billion Views”
- MONSTA X – “Fatal Love”
- BLACKPINK – “The Album”
GRAND AWARDS PREDICTION
DAESANG/SONG OF THE YEAR: BTS “DYNAMITE”
DAESANG/ALBUM OF THE YEAR: BTS “MAP OF THE SOUL”
MORE AWARD SHOW PREDICTIONS COMING SOON