2015 MAMA Award Nominees

It’s that time of year again, say it with me everyone…awards season!! The nominees for the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards aka the MAMA’s have finally been announced and there’s some fierce competition this year (although I do question the inclusion of the rookie groups that have debuted for less than six months in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category). The Big Bang guys lead the pack this year with five nominations which consists of ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Music Video‘ for their song “Bae Bae” off their M mini album, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for “Bang Bang Bang” which is off their A mini album the song is also up for ‘Song of the Year‘ and they’re also up for ‘Artist of the Year‘ as well. SM Entertainment super group EXO are nominated for four awards this year including ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for their song “Call Me Baby“, which is also nominated for ‘Song of the Year‘ and the boys are also nominated for ‘Artist of the Year‘. Currently only CNBLUE, BTS, GOT7 and Zion.T are confirmed to perform at the awards which will take place on the 2nd of December in Hong Kong.  Continue reading

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GOT7 Teases “Mad” Comeback


JYP’s multinational kpop group GOT7 are gearing up for their second Korean comeback of the year. Their new song will be titled “Mad” and the two released teaser images shows us that the boys are going for a more serious and manly concept than their last song “Just Right“, which recently celebrated 20 million YouTube views since its release back in July.  Continue reading

GOT7 Jackson’s First Ever Solo Photoshoot

 GOT7’s “Wild and Sexy” Jackson Wang has officially participated in his first ever solo photoshoot, which is weird considering all of the solo activities he’s had in the past year (as well as the Entertainment Rookie award he won at the SBS Entertainment Awards last December), you’d think he would have had at least one or two other solo shoots under his belt. Jackson appears in the September issue of GQ Korea.  Continue reading

2015 Seoul Music Awards Winners List


*Authors Note – For those of you looking for the recent Seoul Music Awards post which were held on the 14th of January 2015, you can find that here

The 24th Sports Seoul “Seoul Music Awards” was held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena on the 22nd of January and was hosted by Jun Hyun Moon, SISTAR’s Soyou and Super Junior’s Leeteuk. Winners are  chosen based on mobile votes (20%), Sports Seoul’s popularity poll (10%), digital downloads and album sales (40%) and judges scores (30%) meaning that even if an artist is leading the mobile vote and popularity poll another artist might be able to win based on the remaining undisclosed 70%. GOT7 won “Best New Artist” adding to their growing list of awards (they also won the same award for last week’s Golden Disk Awards and Youku Night Awards), in a surprising twist Soyou x Junggigo’sSome” won “Record of the Year” instead of Taeyang’sEyes, Nose, Lips” and B2ST took home “Album of the Year” with their album “Time” instead of EXO for their third mini album “Overdose” (Taeyang and EXO have won the award in those categories for both the MAMA’s and Golden Disk which are significantly larger than the Seoul Music Awards), despite not winning “Album of the Year” EXO ended up getting the biggest award of the night which is the “Daesang” award.  Continue reading

2015 Seoul Music Awards Red Carpet


Hosted by Jun Hyun Moon, SISTAR’s Soyou and Super Junior’s Leeteuk the 24th Sports Seoul “Seoul Music Awards” was held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena on the 22nd of January. To be eligible to be in the running for an award the artist must have released an album in the past year, winners are then chosen based on mobile votes (20%), Sports Seoul’s popularity poll (10%), digital downloads and album sales (40%) and judges scores (30%) (so even if an artist appears to be leading the poll based on fan votes, this does not necessarily mean that they will win if they have low sales/downloads or do not get a high judging score).  Continue reading

2015 Golden Disk Awards Winners List

Authors Note –  For those of you looking for the Golden Disk Awards which were held on the 20th and 21st of January 2016 please see here and here

Another week another awards night, on the 14th and 15th of January the 2015 Golden Disk Awards, this year held in Beijing, brought together kpop idols and various celebrities for two nights of awards and performances. The show was separated in to “Digital Awards” which was held on the 14th and hosted by Kim Sung Joo, Kim Jong Kook and Miss A’s Fei and “Album Awards” which was held the day after on the 15th and was hosted by Jun Hyun Moo, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and SNSD’s Tiffany. Rookie group GOT7 took home two awards on Day 1 winning “China Goodwill Star” and “Rookie of the Year” the latter which they shared with YG’s Winner, CUBE Entertainments B2ST also won two awards taking “Best Male Group Performance” and “Most Popular Star“,Taeyang once again took home an award for his song “Eyes, Nose, Lips” which one “Digital Single of the Year” (“Eyes, Nose, Lips” has won “Song of the Year” at last years MAMA’s, Melon Music Awards, SBS PopAsia, Bugs Awards and Naver’s Yearly Ranking) . Super group EXO took home the biggest award of the night on Day 2, the “Album of the Year” for their third mini album “Overdose” whilst FNC’s CNBlue went home with four awards, a “Bonsang” award for their album “Can’t Stop“, “CeCi Asia Icon“, “China Goodwill Star” and “iQIYi Popularity” making them the biggest winners of the event. Continue reading