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Heartthrob group EXO and YouTube sensation PSY took top prizes at the 28th Golden Disk Awards last night, January 16.
The iconic ceremony took place last night at Grand Peace Palace in Seoul, where the past year’s most popular artists were awarded over the course of the evening.
PSY was awarded the grand Song Category prize for his 2013 smash hit “Gentleman”, while EXO took home the grand Album Category prize for platinum-selling title, “XOXO”.
“I’m so proud of this award,” PSY, XX, told the cheering audience. “I couldn’t have done this without the help of my YG family here and Scooter [Braun] and the team in the US. I can’t wait to show you more in 2014.”
EXO’s win marks agency SM Entertainment’s sixth consecutive grand prize win since 2008. TVXQ, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior all won grand prizes in the past six years and EXO’s win yet is a huge coup for the company.
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Bizarrely, 30 minutes before commencement, cue sheets for the ceremony were leaked across the net revealing the schedule of performances as well as the entire list of winners. Broadcaster jTBC are refusing to comment on the mishap.
28th Golden Disk Awards list of winners:
Daesang (Grand Prize): PSY
Bonsang (Nominees): Lee Seung Chul, CN Blue, Davichi, A Pink, Sistar, 2NE1, 4minute, Ailee, PSY
Popular Award: Girls’ Generation, Roy Kim
Rookie Award: Crayon Pop; Kim Ye Rim
CeCi Asia Icon Award: SISTAR; SHINee
Daesang (Grand Price): EXO – “XOXO”
Bonsang (Nominees): Cho Yong Pil, Girls’ Generation, SHINee; B2ST, f(x), Infinite, B1A4, EXO
Popular Award: SHINee, B2ST
Rookie Award: Roy Kim, BTS
Goodwill Star Award: CN Blue
Executive Committee Special Award: Wild Chrysanthemum
Best Producer Award: Hong Seung Sung (CEO, Cube Entertainment)