i still havent been able to figure it out so i…

i still havent been able to figure it out so i thought i'd ask you… what's the difference between a daesang and a bonsang? i get that a daesang is like the highest achievement but, what is it for? and what's a bonsang for? (and why did everyone at the gda get a bonsang lol) ty in advance!!

DAESANG/ BONSANG – Awards. While the “bonsang” award is given to a number of the top artists of the year, the “Daesang Award” is only given to the best artist of the year. Essentially, the “Bonsang” is a nomination to be able to win the ‘Daesang.” For example, Seoul Music Awards define them as:

  • Bonsang Awards (Main Prize) is awarded to up to 12 artists by calculating album and digital sales with the online vote and a final judgment by the judges of the award ceremony. Record of the Year or Best Album is awarded to the best full-length album. 
  • Daesang Award (Grand Prize), or Artist of the Year, is awarded to the best artist among up to 12 artists by calculating album and digital sales with the online vote and a final judgment by the judges of the award ceremony.

And these are some other terms you need to know when BTS will have a comeback as you will hear them a lot: 

TRIPLE CROWN: Name of the award when an artist’s song wins three weeks on the music programs M! Countdown and Inkigayo. The song is then “retired” and cannot win again. The show Music Bank does not have a win limit.

ALL-KILL: When an artist has the #1 song or album on all the legal music download sites, such as Melon, Dosirak, and Soribada. An all-kill on a daily chart (on the day of a new release) is normal for most popular groups. Weekly and monthly chart all-kills are much more difficult (and that’s what we aim for).

MUSIC PROGRAM: Includes shows such as M! Countdown, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core, SBS Inkigayo and more. During promotions for a new song or album, performers will want to appear on these shows to promote their new release. The MCs of each program may change several times a year.

COMEBACK STAGE: The first performance in a music program for the promotion of a new title track or single. There is no minimum time wait following the promotion of the previous title track. An artist usually has a special comeback performance on each of the music shows. During that stage, they are usually allowed to perform a second song.

GOODBYE STAGE: The last performance of a music program before ending promotions of a song

FAN-CHANT:  Words chanted by the fans to cheer on the singers during a particular song. They are created to go along with the melody. They are shouted during a part of the song when the singers are not singing, as to not disturb them. Fan-chants generally consist of names of the singers.

FULL ALBUM: A full-length album generally contains a dozen songs. Recent trends have K-Pop artists release many singles and mini albums before releasing a full album.

MINI ALBUM: Usually contains two to three new tracks in addition to remixes or instrumentals. It is the middle ground between releasing a single and a full album.

REPACKAGED ALBUM: When a full album is re-released with a new title track, in addition to other tracks and remixes. It is usually released shortly after the promotions for the first title track have ended.   

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