Korean boy band Big Bang [YG Entertainment]
Korean idol group Big Bang will receive an honor at the upcoming 52nd Japan Record Awards, alongside some of the biggest names in the J-pop music scene.
The Japan Record Awards, hosted by the Japan Composer's Association, announced over the weekend that Big Bang will be handed the award for best song alongside ten artists including Japanese singers Exile and AKB48.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on December 30 on Japanese network TBS and the winner of the grand prize, chosen from one of the ten best song recipients, will be announced that day as well.
Big Bang, one of Korea's hottest boy bands, branched out into Japanese pop market in June of last year with their debut single "My Heaven" which reached No. 3 on the prestigious Oricon daily singles chart and they toured three cities in the country which attracted a total of 60,000 fans.
They have led a successful singing career in the country, releasing other Japanese singles such as "Tell Me Goodbye" and "Beautiful Hangover" as well as taking the main stage at the Summer Sonic Festival this August.
Big Bang is currently gearing up for their performance in Korea at the "2010 YG Family Concert" alongside fellow labelmates 2NE1, Gummy and Psy to be held on December 4 and 5.
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