Since its inaugural event in 1986, the Golden Disk Awards has been recognized for its legitimacy over the past 26 years, thus earning its nickname as the “the Korean Grammy Awards” and becoming the most sought-after prize by musicians.

As you all might have already heard, the next Golden Disk Awards aka GDA will be happening in none other than sunny ol’ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On the 15 and 16th January 2013, Sepang International Circuit will face a K-Pop invasion by not one, not two, but over 20 K-Pop idols/idol groups.


It’s set to be the biggest K-Pop event that Malaysia has ever had. So big that the pre-recorded telecast of the awards will be broadcasted in South Korea. Wow. Lucky, lucky us!

The GDA is divided into live concert performances and awards show over two days (15th and 16th January 2013). 15th January 2013 will be the Disk Album night (awards based on the total combined sales volume of albums and judges’ votes) whereas 16th January 2013 will be the Disk Song night (awards based on total combined sales volume of songs and judges’ votes).

So without further ado, here are the complete lists of award categories and nominees for Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur:

For more information on the list of nominees, click! To cast your vote for the Popularity Awards, click!

As for the question of which of these nominees will be attending and performing at the Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur, the only names that we currently have, as confirmed by Ilgan Sports of Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC) are:


CN Blue



Super Junior aka SuJu


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F.T. Island


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miss A





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Heo Gak

Teen Top

Epik High

Lee Ha Yi aka Lee Hi

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The above is also subject to change as the GDA nominees/attendees are based on total combined sales volumes of the albums and songs. The committee behind the GDA will have to take updated sales numbers (from this point onwards until January 2013) into consideration.

The confirmed artistes that will definitely be making their way to GDA in Kuala Lumpur will be announced periodically, as time progresses. We’ll keep updating the list of confirmed artistes as we go along as soon as the organizers release ’em.

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If you ask us, they certainly don’t call this the most prestigious Korean awards aka “Korean Grammy Awards” for nothing. So hang in there! More news to come soon. We promise we’ll update this as soon as we know, with all that we know.

To purchase tickets, hit up TicketPro or any of their participating outlets right now! Tickets to the event are available in three tiers, priced at RM999 (Samsung GALAXY Zone), RM688 (Rockpit), and RM199 (Hallyu Zone), and all three tiers will be for access over 15th and 16th January 2013.

For more information, visit their official website.

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