Saturday, 2 January 2010

Big Bang bags Japanese awards

In trend?: G-Dragon (2nd from left) looks like a girl and
T.O.P (centre) looks like he has an overturned bird's nest on his head

South Korea’s Big Bang bagged their second major award in Japan on Dec 30. The quintet walked away with the Best New Artist trophy at the 51st Japan Record Awards. They are the first Koreans to win the award.

The coveted award is given to one of the four recipients of the New Artist Award. This year, Big Bang’s contenders were Japanese artists Maya Sakura, Scandal and Hilchryme.

T.O.P.'s woes: 'Yeah, a family of swallows has been living in my
hair for about a month now.'

Previously, the boys made waves at the Japan Cable Broadcasting Awards when they won the Best Newcomer Award. It sure looks like Big Bang, much like TVXQ, will be huge in the land of the rising sun.

Big Bang released its first Japanese single My Heaven in June 2009, followed by Gara Gara Go! Their third single was Koe Wo Kikasete. All singles, including their first album, climbed to the top 5 of the Japanese Oricon Music Chart.

Gara Gara Go!: Big Bang rocks the night

In Nov 2009, Big Bang won the Gold Artist Award at the Best Hit music programme on Nihon TV. They also appeared in award ceremonies on TV Asahi and Fuji TV.

The boys will hold concerts back home in Seoul from Jan 29 to 31.



Sources: The Korea Times & Hankooki

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4 Comments:

Orchid said...

Good for them!!!

clubotaku said...

This hasn't been without some controversy- http://www.allkpop.com/index.php/full_story/big_bang_wins_rookie_newcomer_award_japanese_netizens..._rage/. I do kind of agree with them though, I'm a fan of BB (mostly their Korean stuff though) and was excited seeing them on Music Station Super Live with DBSK but for them to win this award was a bit of a surprise. There's alot of general Kpop promotion over there atm-SS501, BB, BOF OST-but I don't hear as many people talking about them. I hear "Tohoshinki" pretty much everywhere though ^^ Love your blog!

Luana V. said...

I am always cheering for them!
But then, I was suprised by this award also. And, oh, very startled by hair & outfits : TOP is looking a bad 80's wannabe; GD should always wear that new wig up;VI in tiger print?? No way !! LOL

Happy 2010 K-Popped !

usafangrrl said...

I do like Big Bang's Japanese songs, but, was surprised to hear they won. I do love TaeYang's hat though. :)

 

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