GOLDEN DISC AWARDS PREDICTION 2021

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

BEST OST

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

PERFORMANCE AWARD

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”

ALBUM BONSANG

  • 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

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