Lee Jun Ki & Song Hye Kyo Voted as Top Hallyu Actor / Actress by Overseas Viewers


Lee Jun Ki and Song Hye Kyo are voted as the top hallyu actor and actress by overseas viewers.

Cable TV channel Arirang entertainment programme “Showbiz Extra” has recently did a voting with 3000 viewers across some countries namely the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, United States and have gathered the following results.

Lee Jun Ki came in first for top hallyu actor category with 37.74% votes. Song Hye Kyo was first for top hallyu actress category with 49.52% votes. It can be seen that Song Hye Kyo holds on strong power to hallyu wave with her almost half of 100% votes. Rain was second in place with 28.95% votes followed by Gong Yoo in the third place with 11.81% votes for top hallyu actor category.

In the top newcomer actor category, Kim Bum came in first with 46.73% votes and Lee Min Ho at second place with 36.03% votes.

In the top female singer category, So Nyeo Shi Dae (Girls’ Generation) came in first with 29.65% votes. BoA came in close at second place with 29.25% votes.

In Asia’s star category, Super Junior defeated their senior Dong Bang Shin Ki and came in first place with 41.9% votes. Dong Bang Shin Ki was at second place with 33.6% votes.

In the top newcomer singer category, SHINee came in first with 57% votes. The second place goes to 2PM (19.7% votes) and third place to FT Island (15.6% votes).

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Music – BoA and Big Bang Shining Out at VMAJ 2009


(Translated from SPN News) Korean pop singers BoA and Big Bang have each shined out loudly at VMAJ 2009 (Video Music Awards Japan 2009).

On 30 May 2009, BoA and Big Bang have participated in the VMAJ 2009 held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. At the awards ceremony, BoA has performed her America debut album title song “I Did It For Love” together with Sean Garrett. Big Bang was invited as guests to introduce America pop singer Katie Perry‘s stage performance. They have also greeted the audience in Japanese.

Though VMAJ 2009 is a big stage platform for international artistes, both BoA and Big Bang have successfully captured the audience’s attention with their consistent natural stage manners.

Well Done BoA and Big Bang! ^^