2015 Golden Disk Awards Day 1 Recap

2015 Golden Disk Awards Day 1 Recap

20150127_seoulbeats_goldendiskawards 2015 Golden Disk Awards Day 1 Recap Written by Willis On January 28, 2015 The 29th Golden Disk Awards was held on January 14th and 15th and was aired on the 23rd and 24th on jTBC. The Golden Disk Awards are, at times, considered the Korean equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Instead of judges or votes, the weight of these awards skews in favor of sales volume thus resulting in a large pool of nominees.

This year the awards were held in Beijing, China at the Master Card Center. This is the third time the award show has been held abroad following shows held in Japan and Malaysia in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The first day of the award show focused on the digital side of the industry. The hosts were Miss A’s Fei, Kim Sung-joo, and Kim Jong-kook.

From the start, the award show was rife with issues since performers such as BTS, Beast, two members of Got7 (Bambam and Yugyeom) and Huh Gak were among the artists who could not perform on stage because of various visa issues. However, the award show continued on with performances from those who were honored and with some special stages as well. Something to note was that there were some sound inconsistencies and issues throughout the night.

An early standout is definitely one of the special stages. Hyorin and Junggigo tackled the Eric Benet and Tamia classic “Spend My Life With You.” Hyorin shines in these types of songs. Her voice is full, powerful and arresting. Junggigo also has some excellent runs during their duet. It was one of the better vocals of the night adding subtlety to the singing. Given the steady roll out of duets last year from Starship Entertainment, perhaps Hyorin x Junggigo may be the next to come out with something.

Another great standout from the night was Taeyang. While his performance of “Eyes, Nose, Lips” was solid, I actually preferred the energy from his “Ringa Linga” performance. Taeyang was fluid and commanded the full length of the stage. He also tried to incite some audience participation as he twirled and glided around effortlessly.

Ailee’s performances were on point during these award shows. I really enjoyed the colorful backdrop during “Don’t Touch Me” that featured a bunch of reels showing Ailee singing along to her song. As the backdrop contrasted with the monochromatic color of her and her backup dancers outfits, it made for a striking image. Of course, Ailee’s vocals were never upstaged by the stage elements, adding wonderful adlibs at the end of the song.

My favorite performance of the night has to go to Epik High. Their rendition of “Rich” was show stopping. Their rapping was strong, and they truly proved themselves to be veterans of the stage. They know how to work a crowd and get them hyped throughout their performance. Taeyang’s appearance midway only served to enhance an already great showing from the group.

There were a lot of other great performers in addition to the ones I listed. Got7 still did a great job with “Stop Stop It” even though they were down two members. Girls’ Day performed their smash “Something” with an injured Minah belting out the big notes on one side of the stage. K.Will’s “Day 1” was a bright spot during the night, and the Ferris wheel backdrop added visual sense of fun to the festivities. Also, I would be remiss to not mention the Epik High and Ailee special stage. They performed the Jinusean classic “Tell me” and were incredible together.

At the end of the night, the big winner was Taeyang. He took home the digital Daesang for “Eyes, Nose, Lips.” This is the third year in a row that a YG artist has won the digital Daesang after Psy won it the past two years with “Gentleman” and “Gangnam Style.”

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 29th Golden Disk Awards (Day 1)!

Digital Song of the Year Award (Daesang)

Taeyang – “Eyes, Nose, Lips”

Golden Disk Award – Digital Song (Bonsang)

Ailee

AOA

Beast

Epik High

Girls’ Day

Hyuna

K.Will

Sistar

Soyu x Junggigo

Taeyang

New Rising Star Award – Digital (Rookie of the Year)

Got7

Winner

Most Popular Star Award – Digital (Inkisang)

Beast

Girls’ Generation

Next Generation Star Award

Tasty

Best Male Group Performance Award

Beast

Best OST Award

Huh Gak – “Tears Like Today”

China Goodwill Star Award

Got7

Trend of the Year Award

Soyu x Junggigo

Hip Hop Star Award

Epik High

Did you watch the show? What did you think of the results and what were your favorite performances?

(jTBC Golden Disk Awards Official Website, YouTube)

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Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Jung Il Woo kills himself

Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Jung Il Woo kills himself

Golden Rainbow Finale Review: Jung Il Woo Shoots Himself on the Head in Front of Jo Min Ki

In the last episode of Golden Rainbow, Seo Do Young(played by Jung Il Woo) shot himself on the head in front of Seo Jin Ki(played by Jo Min Ki).

Previously, Jin Ki kidnapped Kim Baek Won(played by Uee). Do Young came to save her. He aimed a gun at his head and shouted, “Confess your sin!” Jin Ki was shocked and said, “I was wrong. I’ll let Baek Won go.”

As Baek Won was free, Do Young said to her, “Baek Won. I thought there still would be a 1% of possibility. I hoped that my father didn’t kill your father. But it’s the truth. We can’t be together. I won’t forget you even after I die. I love you.”

Do Young eventually shot himself on the head and was quickly sent to the hospital. Jin Ki, who saw his own son attempting suicide, was shocked and lost his mind.

3 years have passed. With lots of love and care from Baek Won, Do Young managed to survive. Baek Won live happily ever after with the people she loved and enjoying her job as the CEO of Golden Fish Market.

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Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Jae Shin proposes to Cha Ye Ryun

Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Jae Shin proposes to Cha Ye Ryun

Golden Rainbow Finale Review: Cha Ye Ryun Smiles As Jae Shin Proposes to Her

In the last episode of Golden Rainbow, Kim Cheon Won(played by Cha Ye Ryun) smiled as Seo Tae Young(played by Jae Shin) proposed to her.

Tae Young stopped Cheon Won on the street. Then he called the event company and yelled, “Why aren’t you guys here yet?” The event company apologized, “Sorry. We’re on our way but there’s a huge traffic ahead.”

As Cheon Won was about to leave, Tae Young went down on his knees in front of her and handed her a ring. He then opened the trunk but was flustered as the balloons did not float. Cheon Won stared at him for a while and suddenly laughed saying, “You should have put helium to make the balloons float.”

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Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Uee becomes the CEO of Golden Fish Market

Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Uee becomes the CEO of Golden Fish Market

Golden Rainbow Finale Review: Uee Hands Golden Fish Market Over to Cha Ye Ryun

In the last episode of Golden Rainbow, Kim Baek Won (played by Uee) handed Golden Fish Market over to Kim Cheon Won(played by Cha Ye Ryun).

As Baek Won asked Cheon Won to look after Golden Fish Market, Cheon Won answered, “I’m not worthy of taking over the company.” Baek Won said, “It’s grandma’s will.”

Later, Baek Won became the CEO of Golden Fish Market. Cheon Won was happy for her.

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Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Uee and Jung Il Woo enjoy a normal day together

Review of Golden Rainbow Final Ep: Uee and Jung Il Woo enjoy a normal day together

Golden Rainbow Finale Review: UeeJung Il Woo Share Their Last Kiss

In the last episode of Golden Rainbow, Kim Baek Won(played by Uee) and Seo Do Young(played by Jung Il Woo) shared their last kiss.

Do Young confessed to Baek Won that he had to go to prison with Seo Jin Ki(played by Jo Min Ki) for dereliction of duty and embezzlement. Baek Won said, “I’ll drop the charges. Your father just needs to be in charge of murder.”

However, Do Young replied, “Despite the purpose, it’s the crime I committed. Also, he’s still my father no matter what.”

Do Young suddenly asked, “May I ask you something? Stay with me for the whole day.” The couple spent a normal day buying groceries and cooking food together.

Later at night, Baek Won said, “I just want to stay with you forever no matter what others think.” Do Young gently kissed her.

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Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Cha Ye Ryun confesses to Uee, I am too ashamed to go back.

Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Cha Ye Ryun confesses to Uee, I am too ashamed to go back.

Golden Rainbow Episode 40 Review: Cha Ye Ryun Breaks Down in Front of Uee “I Was Scared of Being Alone”

In Golden Rainbow, episode 40, Kim Cheon Won(played by Cha Ye Ryun) broke down in front of Kim Baek Won(played by Uee).

Previously, Cheon Won helped Baek Won kick Seo Jin Ki(played by Jo Min Ki) out of Golden Fish Market. As Baek Won thanked her, Cheon Won said, “I honestly had to think thoroughly to pick who’s side to take. I climbed all the way to achieve what I wished for, but then I realized I was becoming a lot like Seo Jin Ki.

Cheon Won continued, “I was scared of being alone. I might have killed you to take over Golden Fish Market. I’m afraid of myself. I’m too ashamed to go back.”

Baek Won gave her a hug and said, “We’re family.”

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Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Uee pretends to fight with Jung Il Woo

Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Uee pretends to fight with Jung Il Woo

Golden Rainbow Episode 40 Review: UeeJung Il Woo Pretend to Argue in Front of Jo Min Ki

In Golden Rainbow, episode 40, Kim Baek Won(played by Uee) and Seo Do Young(played by Jung Il Woo) pretended to argue in front of Seo Jin Ki(played by Jo Min Ki).

Do Young called Baek Won out at Kang Jung Shim(played by Park Won Sook)’s funeral to comfort her, when Jin Ki noticed that they were gone and came out to look for them. Do Young found Jin Ki watching them and suddenly said to Baek Won, “Hit me.” Then he began shouting, “The marriage is my choice. Leave it to me!

Baek Won slapped Do Young and turned away. She stared at Jin Ki and left.

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Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Park Won Sook passes away in the hospital

Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Park Won Sook passes away in the hospital

Golden Rainbow Episode 40 Review: Park Won Sook Dies

In Golden Rainbow, episode 40, Kang Jung Shim(played by Park Won Sook) died.

Previously, Jung Shim fainted and was sent to the hospital. When she arrived, it was already too late. Kim Baek Won(played by Uee) cried and said to Seo Do Young(played by Jung Il Woo) and Kim Cheon Won(played by Cha Ye Ryun) that their grandmother had no hope.

Jung Shim woke up and said to Cheon Won, “Even though you lied to me, you’re still my granddaughter, Ha Bin.” Jung Shim eventually passed away holding Baek Won’s hand.

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Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Uee defeats Jo Min Ki

Review of Golden Rainbow Ep 40: Uee defeats Jo Min Ki

Golden Rainbow Episode 40 Review: Uee Kicks Jo Min Ki Out of the Golden Fish Market

In Golden Rainbow, episode 40, Kim Baek Won(played by Uee) kicked Seo Jin Ki(played by Jo Min Ki) out of the Golden Fish Market.

Jang Mi Rim(played by Ji Soo Won) was against Jin Ki and supported Baek Won. Kim Cheon Won(played by Cha Ye Ryun) was also on Baek Won’s side. Baek Won announced at the general meeting, “Add all my shares, it would be over 59%.

Baek Won finally succeeded in kicking Jin Ki out of the company. Jin Ki outraged as all his people turned against him.

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After Schools UEE completes her filming for drama Golden Rainbow

After Schools UEE completes her filming for drama Golden Rainbow

After School‘s UEE recently wrapped up her filming for the MBC drama “Golden Rainbow“.

The talented idol-turned-actress expressed, “Today is the final broadcast of “Golden Rainbow”!!! I feel weird~” she posted to her Twitter earlier today. “I was so happy being able to live as Baekwon for four months!!^^ Meat party with our hard-working staff! I hope everyone has happy days ahead!!!^^ Oh! Don”t forget to watch the final episode~!!”

Remember to catch her last appearance as Baekwon on “Golden Rainbow”!

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