JYJ's Kim Jae-joong's popularity is showing no signs of waning. The young singer was awarded a Shorty Award for the Celebrity category.
The Shorty Awards recognizes some of the most popular figures on Twitter in 26 different categories, including government, health, politics, music, celebrity, etc.
The finalists ar selected through the Shorty Awards website and the Shorty Awards twitter account. Then the final winners are weeded through by the members of The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.
The New York Times had once in the past wrote, "Hollywood has the Oscars, Broadway has the Tony's, and now Twitter has the Shorty Awards".
The finalists were revealed last February 23rd, where Kim Jae-joong was among the likes of Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez. The Korean idol was chosen as the winner despite such big names for the second year in a row.
He'll be invited to attend the actual Shorty Awards Ceremony in New York, scheduled for March 3rd. Similar to Twitter, he'll be allotted 140 characters for his thank you speech.
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