Receiving awards, honors and recognition is always a good thing, no matter what the award is, for a celebrity, entertainer or a musician. Just recently, the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards were held, and among the many, fans of the group JYJ were delighted to discover that they had won a very prestigious award, alongside other famous and popular actors, actresses and musicians. Read on to learn more about this story.
The 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, according to the report on Soompi, were held last Oct. 29, 2015, at the National Theater of Korea.
The awards give recognition to entertainers, models, musicians, actors, actresses, artists, writers and other who were able to make significant contributions in the field of popular media and the arts.
According to the report, a particular prestigious award, called the Prime Minister’s Award, was, among others, awarded to JYJ. They consists of a trio comprised of the artists Jaejoon, Yoochun and Junsu, who all used to be members of the popular band, TVXQ.
According to another report on Soompi, this is apparently an unparalleled honor, and a milestone when it comes to the whole pop idol group industry, as JYJ’s agency, C-Jes Entertainment, has said that JYJ is the first idol pop group to garner this kind of award.
They went on to say that the boys managed to achieve this award as they have been in the industry for more than a decade. They have managed to contribute significantly to the Hallyu wave thanks to their music, and other activities, which include acting in dramas, films and musicals, that have also gotten the attention of fans worldwide.
During the awarding ceremony, the band thanked their fans, and thanked the awards committee for allowing them to have an opportunity to receive the award together. It was especially as, according to All K-Pop, two of their members, Jaejoon, and Yoochun, are currently serving in the army. It is mandatory for all males to serve in the military for around two years.
All K-Pop also mentioned that Junsu also performed two of his latest songs during the ceremony.
What do you think of JYJ receiving the Prime Minister’s Award, and what do you think about the fact that they were able to receive it together? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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