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Five K-pop acts win at 33rd Japan Gold Disc Awards

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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.

Winners (clockwise from top left) BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, GFriend and Momoland (Twitter)

Winners (clockwise from top left) BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, GFriend and Momoland (Twitter)

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.

Seventeen won New Artist of the Year (Asia). The Best Three New Artists (Asia) are Seventeen, Momoland, and GFriend.

TWICE won Best Three Albums (Asia) for “BDZ” and Song of the Year by Download (Asia) for “Candy Pop.”

The Artist of the Year awards went to Namie Amuro (Japan) and Queen (Western music).

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