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YouTube Music Awards

Psy and Girls’ Generation have made it onto the nominees list among other global superstars for the first ever ‘YouTube Music Awards’!

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Annual SBS – KBS – MBC – Gayo Daejun 2012

Have you guys heard of Gayo Daejun?

If not, let me introduce you all to this annual phenomenon that is taking over Asia and now even the rest of the world.

What is Gayo Daejun? – Gayo (가요) means “song/music” and DaeJun (대전) means “war” but in this case, war means like a contest between all the artists/groups

Gayo Daejun  is a major annual end-of-the-year music program which brings the years top hits in Asia together!

There are three days of partying provided by three major stations in Korea:

  • SBS – Seoul Broadcasting System broadcasts theirs on 29 December
  • KBS – KBS Gayo Daechukje (commonly called KBS Gayo Daejun) –  broadcasts theirs on 30 December
  • MBC – MBC Gayo Daejejeon, also spelt Gayo Daejejun (and commonly called MBC Gayo Daejun) – broadcasts theirs on 31 December

Performances included: SECRET, B.A.P, Super Junior, TVXQ, Lee Hi, Epik High, 2NE1, Big Bang, Ailee, Sung Si Kyung, 2AM, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Teen Top, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, After School, GLAM, EXO, Ga In, f(x), SHINee, miss A, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Won Jun, FTISLAND, and CNBLUE.

TVXQ, Super Junior, KARA, CNBLUE, miss A, B2ST, T-ara, Teen Top, HyunA (4Minute) & Hyunseung  (B2ST), 2AM, B1A4, Noel, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, SHINee, Son Dambi, K.will, Secret, Ailee and INFINITE

TVXQ, Super Junior, KARA, CNBLUE, miss A, B2ST, T-ara, Teen Top, HyunA (4Minute) & Hyunseung (B2ST), 2AM, B1A4, Noel, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, SHINee, Son Dambi, K.will, Secret, Ailee and INFINITE

TVXQ, Super Junior, BIGBANG, B2ST / BEAST, Park Myung Soo, KARA, SHINee, 2NE1, SISTAR, Secret, FTIsland,CN Blue, 2AM, JYP, Son Dam Bi, K.Will, miss A, Gain (Brown Eyed Girls), Epik High, INFINITE, MBLAQ, Teen Top, T-Ara, 4Minute, B1A4, f(x), Kwanghee (ZE:A), B.A.P, After School, Koyote, COOL, A Pink, Noh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Girl’s Day, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, Primary, EXO-K, A-JAX, BTOB, 100%, BIGSTAR, Lee Hi and Juniel

Check out SBS’s performances:

KBS’s Performances:

MBC’s Performances:

Can’t wait for the 2013 lineup!

2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards

This year’s Mnet Asian Music Awards (more commonly known as MAMA) were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 30. 2012 marked the 14th year since the awards started out as the Mnet KM Music Festival and it has since grown into one of the most important music events in the K-pop industry.

After controversy plagued the MAMA’s in 2009 and 2010, this year’s event was given the slogan ‘Music Makes One’ to promote belonging and a connection between artists and fans. The MAMA’s were broadcast in 85 countries as well as on the Mnet website and featured performances from some of the biggest names in K-pop and around the world, including:

Song Joong Ki & G-Dragon
Ailee & B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk
Ga In, SISTAR, Trouble Maker
Lee Hi & Epik High
Roy Kim
Adam Lambert
SHINee & EXO
Super Junior
Li Yuchun
Natthew
TimeZ
Davichi, Double K, Loco, Chuija, Gaeko, Zico
Big Bang
J.Y. Park & 2PM’s Wooyoung
Wang Leenom
Seo In Young & BoB K
Psy & Hyuna

Here is the list of 2012 winners:

Best New Female Artists – Ailee
Best Dance Performance – Psy
Best Male Group – Big Bang
Best Female Group – Sistar
Best Collaboration Performance – Trouble Maker
Mnet PD’d Choice – BAP
Best Asian Artist – Wang Leehom
Best Asian Artist Japan – AKB48
Best Asian Artist Phillipines – Sarah Geronimo
Best Asian Artist Vietam – My Tam
Best Dance Performance Male Group – SHINee
Best Dance Performance Female – f(x)
Best Vocal Porformance Solo – K.Will
Best Vocal Performance Group – Davichi
International Favourite Artist – Psy
Best OST – Seo In Guk & A-Pinl’s Eunji (All For You)
Best Asia Artist Singapore – Taufik Batisah
Best Asian Artist Indonesia – Agnes Monica
Best Female Artist – IU
Best Band Performance – Busker Busker
Best Music Video – Psy
Best Asian Artist (China) – Li Yuchun
New Asian Artist (China) – TimeZ
New Asian Artist (Thailand) – Natthew
New Asian Artist Group – EXO
Style In Music – Gain
Best Rap Performance – Epik High
Guardian Angel Worldwide Performer – Big Bang
Best Male Artist – G-Dragon
Best Line – Super Junior
Best Global Group Female – KARA
Best Global Group Male – Super Junior
Artist of The Year – Big Bang
Album of The Year – Super Junior’s Sexy, Free & Single
Song of The Year – Psy’s Gangnam Style

Snoop Dogg’s on K-Pop

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World-famous hip hop musician Snoop Dogg recently revealed that his guilty pleasure is none other than K-pop.

On December 5th, Snoop Dogg participated in an AMA session (Ask Me Anything Q&A) on popular social news site reddit. A user with the handle ken27238 asked Snoop Dogg, “What is your musical guilty pleasure?” and Snoop Dogg using the handle ‘Here_Comes_The_King‘ answered, “KPOP“.

If you can recall, Snoop Dogg participated in Girls’ Generation’s US maxi single on a special version of “The Boys“. He also performed at the 2011 ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards’ in Singapore with Dr. Dre.

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