Despite the ongoing dispute with SM Entertainment, TVXQ's popularity shows no signs of waning. In the Channel V Music Video Awards 2009 held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 22nd, DBSK won the Most Popular Asian Artist 2009 award.
The winner of the award was voted by netizens in an online poll which saw DBSK accumulating 48% of votes, romping to victory over Big Bang, SHINee, Super Junior and the Wonder Girls with relative ease.
This was TXVQ's 2nd time winning the award after 2006, showing their immense popularity in the land of thousand smiles. Although the awards ceremony was not held in 2007 and 2008, TXVQ are still considered consecutive winners as the Most Popular Asian Artist.
TXVQ did not attend the awards ceremony that day unlike in 2006, and the award was picked up by a local representative from GMM International.
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