Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon (Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia Electronics) and Ms Kim Sora (Entertainment Editorial Director of Ilgan Sports) today officiated the launch for the Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur (GDA).

On why Kuala Lumpur was chosen to host the prominent event this year, Ms Kim Sora said, “The popularity of K-Pop in the region made Malaysia a natural choice for GDA’s next destination. The reason for holding the awards abrods is in light of growing global popularity and to let the world enjoy K-Pop”.

The awards will fall into the two classifications of “Album” and “Song” awards and the award categories include:

  • Grand Prize in Disk Album
  • Disk Album of The Year
  • Grand Prize in Song of The Year
  • Song of The Year
  • The Most Popular K-POP Star  (Vote)
  • MSN Southeast Asia Award (Vote)
  • MSN International Award  (Vote)
  • New Rising K-POP Star Award
  • Best HIP HOP Award
  • Single Album of The Year

You know what this means though, right?

K-Pop fans in Malaysia will have their dreams realized as South Korea’s one and only awards ceremony based upon the total sales of discs and digital music files, brings in over 20 of the country’s top artistes to Kuala Lumpur! Which artistes? GDA will see over 20 top K-Pop artistes performing and receiving their awards.

Currently, the list (of nominees who could be coming) includes:

  1. Psy
  2. BIGBANG
  3. Super Junior aka SuJu
  4. KARA
  5. T-ara
  6. CNBlue
  7. F.T. Island
  8. Infinite
  9. B.A.P
  10. EXO
  11. BEAST aka B2ST
  12. 4 Minute
  13. SISTAR
  14. Secret
  15. B1A4
  16. Epik High
  17. 2NE1
  18. BUSKER BUSKER
  19. Miss.A
  20. SHINee
  21. K-will
  22. Ailee
  23. MBlaq
  24. Girls’ Generation TTS

And more to be announced soon.

Judging criteria includes awards qualification for artistes who released their albums after December 2011, as well as albums and songs that are released or sold between January 2012 to December 2012. The awards are given based on total combined sales volumes of the albums, songs, and judges’ votes.

Nominees may or may not change based on total combined sales volumes of the albums and songs as the committee behind the GDA will have to take updated sales numbers (from this point onwards until January 2013) into consideration. Hence, the confirmed artistes that will definitely be making their way to GDA in Kuala Lumpur will be announced periodically, as time progresses.

There will also be a Popularity Voting for fans to support their favourite artistes available through MSN Popularity Vote which commences 17th December 2012 to 7th January 2013. The pre-recorded telecast of the awards will be broadcasted in South Korea.

UPDATE:

As for who the MCs of the Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur are, here goes:

Gosh! Now we’re excited!

Deets are as follows:

Date: 15th January 2013 (Tuesday) & 16th January 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30pm till 10:30pm (for both days)

Venue: Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

Tickets to the event are available in three tiers, priced at RM999, RM688, and RM199, and all three tiers will be for access over 15th and 16th January 2013.

For both days, tickets are free standing only. Tickets will be available for sale via TicketPro, info@ticketpro.com.my or 603-7880 7999 (TicketPro) from 9th December 2012 (Sunday) onwards.

You may also purchase your GDA tickets from these participating outlets:

OUTLETS – KLANG VALLEY

  • TOWER RECORDS MALAYSIA, BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE
  • ROCK CORNER, ONE UTAMA
  • ROCK CORNER, THE CURVE
  • ROCK CORNER, SUBANG PARADE
  • ROCK CORNER, THE GARDENS
  • ROCK CORNER, MIDVALLEY MEGAMALL
  • ROCK CORNER, KLCC
  • ROCK CORNER, BANGSAR
  • THE GUITAR STORE – CHERAS
  • THE GUITAR STORE – DESA SRI HARTAMAS
  • THE GUITAR STORE – DAMANSARA PERDANA
  • THE GUITAR STORE – KEPONG
  • THE GUITAR STORE – BALAKONG
  • VICTORIA MUSIC CENTRE, SUNGEI WANG
  • VICTORIA MUSIC CENTRE, TROPICANA CITY MALL
  • VICTORIA MUSIC CENTRE, AMCORP MALL
  • VICTORIA MUSIC CENTRE, BANGSAR
  • LOUD + CLEAR
  • THE GUITAR STORE, PUCHONG
  • LIFE CENTRE

OUTLETS – JOHOR BAHRU

  • E REWARDS ENTERPRISE

OUTLETS – PENANG

  • PERFECT TIME MUSIC SDN BHD
  • EVOLUTION MUSIC HOUSE

OUTLETS – MALACCA

  • INVERNO MUSIC STATION

For more pictures from the press conference, click!

For more information on the Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur, please visit their official website.

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