The 26th Golden Disk Awards Will Be Staged In Japan

 

With the explosive K-pop popularity in Japanese shores, the 26th ‘2011 Golden Disk Awards‘ has announced that it will be held in Japan this coming January.

Golden Disk Awards is the South Korean version of the Grammy Awards.

Last October 25th, representatives of the award-giving body revealed, “Sponsored by Ilgan Sports, the ‘Golden Disk Awards’ will be held at the Osaka Dome on January 11th and 12th. It’s been in preparation for years now, but finalizations were finally made. They felt that it was the best location to truly show the power of K-Pop, considering how Japan is one of the biggest supporters of the Hallyu wave.”

One of the contributing factors,why they decided to hold the awards night in an international venue was also due to the establishment of jTBC, a subsidiary of the ceremony. jTBC will exclusively broadcast the ceremony live.

Not only the jTBC’s participation of the live telecast, moreover, another representative revealed, “With the fantastic opportunity of a great concert hall, we’re focusing our attention on raising the participation of singers. The ceremony will be directed by MBC PD Go Jae Hyung.”

This award-giving body was first launched in 1986, and it nominates 10 singers of the year through album sales, digital sales, and phone votes. Last year, SNSD‘s “Oh!” took home the honorable ‘Daesang’.

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