The R&B duo showed up to the ceremony in adorable matching suits, embellished with a dramatic bow at the collar. With their short hair cuts, the two looked like little dolls on the red carpet.
The talented pair won the Digital Bonsang Award (the main award for digital album sales) and serenaded the crowd with their performance of “Tell Me You Love Me” and “Blue”.
With many hit songs under their belts, the popular nine-member girl group arrived at the ceremony in different variations of monochromatic outfits, which was a notable digression from their usual colourful performance outfits. The members showed off their individuality with the styles of dresses that best suited their individuality.
In 2017, they broke their own record four times for having the highest number of album sales in the first week for a girl group, thus it came as no surprise when they won a Digital Bonsang as well.
All five Gfriend members were a combination of sweet and chic in their outfits of rose quartz and black. We especially love Sowon’s (extreme left) military style tweed jacket that shows off her long legs to perfection.
They are best known for having stable vocals despite their high-energy choreography and delivered an amazing performance of “Fingertip”. The well-loved group clinched the title of “Best Girl Group” on Day 1 of the ceremony, to the excited screams of their fans.
The R&B singer broke the trend of monochromatic colours in a fluffy bright pink jacket paired with pants of the same shade, which complimented the subtle purple tones in her hair. Suran enamoured the audience with her unique soothing vocals during her performance of “Love Story” and “Wine”.
Her collaborations with well-known producers like Primary and BTS’s Suga shot her to popularity, leading to her winning the “Best R&B/Soul Award”. During her acceptance speech the overwhelmed singer shyly thanked her fans and everyone else who had worked with her in the past year.
5. Lee Su Hyun
Only one half of the brother-sister duo Akdong Musician came to the awards, but Lee Su Hyun didn’t disappoint. The younger sister of the pop duo, Su Hyun was adorable in a printed silk minidress from French label Sandro.
Rarely seen without her brother, Su Hyun shyly gave her acceptance speech for the Digital Bonsang award, to the encouraging cheers of her fans. One of the main highlights of the Golden Disk Awards was her heartfelt performance of “Last Goodbye” with Winner’s Kang Seung Yoon.
6. Red Velvet
The popular girl group arrived in velvet dresses of deep colours and they looked super luxurious on the red carpet. We love the royal purple hue of Irene’s dress from Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini. With constantly high album sales in 2017, they clinched a Bonsang Award as well.
Many fans cried together with Yeri who was close friends with SHINee’s Jonghyun, when IU broke down and thanked him for producing music for her when she won the Digital Daesang.
Heize was gorgeous in a dusty rose-coloured coat and thigh high black boots with her long locks swept back in an elegant low ponytail, accentuating her good looks. Her popularity grew after she appeared on the survival reality show Unpretty Rapstar.
In 2017, her music releases were huge successes, clinching the top ranking in all the Korean music charts and she won a Digital Bonsang during the awards.
8. Lee Sung Kyung
The hosts for the first night of the event immediately turned heads when they arrived. Lee Sung Kyung looked drop dead gorgeous in her glittering white gown, while her co-host Lee Seung Gi looked handsome as aways in his black suit. We think it’s cute how he has a huge glittering brooch to match his co-host’s dress.
9. Lee Se Young
Actress Lee Se Young owned the red carpet in a black panelled mesh dress and skyscraping stilettos. We love how the flowing dress looks edgy and sweet at the same time. She was the presenter of one of the Digital Bonsang awards on Day 1.
The beautiful singer arrived in a uniquely designed black and white jumpsuit. Coupled with a pair of vertiginous heels, the whole ensemble made her look elegant and fierce at the same time.
The host on the red carpet even commented that he thought Wonder Woman had arrived. Ailee won the award for Best OST, for her song “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” in the Goblin soundtrack.
The leader of Girls Generation arrived in a cute black and white mindress with a pink fur shawl. Paired with a pair of shiny thigh high books, she looked playful and cute.
Taeyeon took home a Physical Bonsang award and delivered a powerful performance of “Fine” with her impressive vocals.