Girl group SNSD can celebrate their successful debut into the Japanese market, as it was recently revealed that they were granted the ‘New Artist’ award from the ‘Japan Record Awards‘.
According to the judging committee of the ‘52nd Japan Record Awards‘, SNSD won the rookie award alongside ICONIQ, Kikuchi Madoka, and S/mileage. The rookie award automatically nominates them for the ‘Best New Artist Award,’ which will select the top debuting artist from the four winners.
The winner of the “Best New Artist Award” is scheduled to be revealed during the actual awards ceremony on December 30th.
Heartthrob group Big Bang also won a notable distinction this year, as their Japanese track “Tell Me Goodbye” received the award for being one of the “Best Songs” this year. Big Bang is now in the running to grab the highest honor of the night, the “Japan Record Award“, for which they’ll compete against the other artists who were also acknowledged for having a “Best Song”.
Again, the winner of the “Japan Record Award” will also be announced on December 30th.
KARA also made fared well for themselves this year, as they were granted the “Best Project” award for their special packaged release, “KARA SPECIAL PREMIUM BOX FOR JAPAN“.
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