The Gold Disc Awards is an annual South Korean music awards ceremony that honours achievements in the local music industry.
K-pop boy band BTS scooped up five prizes at the annual Japan Gold Disc Awards on Tuesday, hosted by the country’s Recording Industry Association.
K-pop groups BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, Momoland, and GFriend won at the 33rd Japan Gold Disc Awards.
The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced the winners of the annual awards that honored music released in Japan which garnered the top sales from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018.
K-pop superstars BTS bagged five awards.
They won the Best Asian Artist award for the first time,
Album of the Year (Asia) for “Face Yourself,”
Best Three Albums (Asia) award for “Face Yourself” and
“Love Yourself: Answer,” and
Best Music Video (Asia) for “2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour In Japan Special Edition At Kyocera Dome.”
“Thank you so much for giving us an important prize. We would like to say thank you once again to ARMYs who always believe and support us and to everyone who listened to our music. We will do our best to show you better music and continue to grow on stage,” said the group, according to RIAJ.
The awardees are chosen based on record and music video sales in the previous year.
The top prize, Artist of the year, went to Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro for the second year in a row.