The 34th annual Golden Disc Awards were a big success for EXO members’ individual projects, as Baekhyun, Sehun and Chanyeol were all honored with Album Bonsangs tonight, January 5!
EXO did not attend this year’s ceremony, but the awarded members did leave thank-you video messages that played during the live show.
Baekhyun was the first one to be announced as the Bonsang recipient. His debut EP City Lights was released in July and has since become the fifth best-selling album of 2019, making Baekhyun the most successful soloist of the year when it comes to physical sales (500,000 on Hanteo, 550,000 on Gaon). He previously won the Best Male Artist award at the 2019 MAMA.
My first solo album ‘City Lights’ won a bonsang at Golden Disc Awards!
I wanted to sincerely thank the many people who loved ‘City Lights’ as well as my loving EXO-Ls. I’m planning to show more sides of me in the future, so please look forward to it!
On the other hand, EXO-SC won their first major award tonight! The duo has already made history as the best-selling subunit of 2019 with their debut mini album What a life (released just 12 days after Baekhyun’s), which sold over 390,000 copies. The title track “What a Life” also became the highest charting EXO song on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.
In the short clip, Chanyeol and Sehun thanked EXO-Ls for their support and teased a comeback!
Hello! This is Chanyeol. Because of the fans who showed us so much love, ‘What a life’ won a bonsang at Golden Disc Awards! Thank you so much.
[Sehun:] We will visit you again soon with a new side of us, so please look forward to it and give us a lot of love!
Congratulations to Baekhyun and EXO-SC! Stay tuned for more music from all EXO members.