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The 32nd Golden Disc Awards ceremony was held on January 10–11, 2018. The JTBC network broadcast the show from the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan. It is the second consecutive year that the show was hosted at the venue. Lee Seung-gi and Lee Sung-kyung served as hosts on the first day, with Kang So-ra and Sung Si-kyung on the second.

32nd Golden Disc Awards
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Sponsored by
DateJanuary 10–11, 2018
LocationKorea International Exhibition Center, Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province
CountrySouth Korea
Hosted by
Television/radio coverage
NetworkJTBC, JTBC2



Organized by All Access Productions and HM Entertainment in cooperation with Lumos E&M and broadcasting company JTBC, the 32nd Golden Disc Awards was scheduled to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on January 10 and 11, 2018.[1][2] It would have marked the Philippines' first opportunity to host the show, as well as the ceremony's fourth to be held in a foreign country.[1] Ticket sales began on November 26, but JTBC announced that "[a]ll kinds of promotions or ticket sales that are currently in progress are not in anyway related to Golden Disc Awards" due to the ceremony's location remaining unconfirmed.[3] The event was ultimately pulled from the country. All Access Productions cited its domestic financier's "failure to comply with their responsibility to the owner of the original Golden Disc Awards Ceremony" as the reason for cancellation.[4]

The show was sponsored by Penta Global Advisers Fund and Genie Music, and was held at the Korea International Exhibition Center in the town of Ilsan in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province for a second consecutive year.[5][6] The first day of the ceremony, which highlighted digital album sales, was hosted by Lee Seung-gi and Lee Sung-kyung.[1][7] Kang So-ra and Sung Si-kyung served as hosts, for the second year in a row, on the following day which bestowed physical sales awards.[1][8]


Albums and songs released between December 1, 2016, and November 30, 2017, were eligible to be nominated for the 32nd Golden Disc Awards. The awards committee decided to eliminate online voting from the criteria of the Grand Prize Golden Disc, Best Artist, and Rookie Artist of the Year awards; winners were determined by music sales (80%) and a panel of 30 selected music experts (20%).[9] The Popularity Award was calculated entirely from online votes.[10]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Nominee lists adapted from Ilgan Sports.[9][11] Winners adapted from Maeil Business Newspaper.[12]

Daesang & Bonsang AwardsEdit

Award Winning Album/Song Winner Bonsang Recipients
Disc Daesang
Album of the Year
Love Yourself: Her BTS
Digital Daesang
Song of the Year
"Through the Night" IU

Special AwardsEdit

Award Winner Nominees
Rookie Artist of the Year Wanna One
Global Popular Artist EXO

Genre & Other AwardsEdit

Award Winner
Best Rock Band Award
Best R&B/Soul Award
Best OST Award
Best Male Group Award
Best Female Group Award

Multiple nominationsEdit

Record company YG Entertainment received the most nominations among any label with ten. Big Bang, AKMU, Zion.T, Hyukoh, Black Pink, G-Dragon, Psy, and Winner received digital song nominations, while Taeyang and Sechs Kies received album nominations. Including double nominees in multiple categories, it was followed by S.M. Entertainment with nine. Red Velvet, Girls' Generation, Super Junior, Taemin, Taeyeon, Exo, and NCT 127 all received album nominations; Red Velvet and Taeyeon were concurrently digital song nominees. JYP Entertainment garnered four nominations: Got7, JJ Project, and Twice were nominated in the albums category, with the lattermost receiving an additional nomination in the digital song category. Starship Entertainment, along with its sub-label Starship X, received three nominations (Mad Clown, Monsta X, and Jeong Se-woon). [13]


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  2. ^ Cabico, Gaea Katreena (November 20, 2017). "Manila to host South Korea's Golden Disc Awards". The Philippine Star. PhilStar Daily. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Golden Disc in Manila unconfirmed: awards show secretariat". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. November 26, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Golden Disc Awards 2017 in Manila cancelled". ABC-CBS News. ABC-CBS. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  5. ^ 골든디스크 일정. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC Plus. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Jang, Woo-yeong (December 5, 2017). '골든디스크' 시상식, 내년 1월 10일·11일 개최(공식). Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
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  8. ^ Jeon, Won (December 8, 2017). [단독] 성시경X강소라, 2년연속 '골든디스크' 메인MC…환상의 파트너. xportsnews (in Korean). xportsmedia. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Kim, Yeon-ji (December 11, 2017). [32회 골든] 부문별 후보부터 심사기준까지..골든디스크, 톺아보기. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC Plus. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (December 11, 2017). [32회 골든] 골든디스크 온라인 투표 11일(오늘) 오후 2시 오픈. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC Plus. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  11. ^ 해외 실시간 투표. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC Plus. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Park, Se-yon (January 11, 2018). "ko:[2018골든디스크]음원 대상은 아이유…음반 대상 주인공은?". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  13. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (December 12, 2017). [32회 골든] 소속사별 후보 배출 비율..YG 최다·플레디스 약진. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). JTBC Plus. Retrieved December 13, 2017.