Big Bang Win the MTV EMA Worldwide Act Title


November 6th 2011, will mark a very special day for Kpop fans worldwide. On this very special day, Big Bang won the MTV EMA Best Worldwide Act Award. The award ceremony was aired live from Belfast’s Odyssey Arena with a host of stars attending, such as Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, and Ludacris. 

MTV EMA announced that, “The first-ever Worldwide Act was won by Korean band Big Bang, the nominee representing the Asia Pacific region. This marks the first time the EMA has handed out an award that was judged by fans all across the entire globe.

Allkpop explains how the voting system worked: “There were two rounds of voting. First, each region had an opportunity to vote among MTVs choices for the seven artists that represented each region. Big Bang was in the Asia Pacific category along with, Exile (Japan), Jay Chou (Republic of China/Taiwan), Gotye (Australia), Sia (Australia), Jane Zhang (China), and Agnes Monica (Indonesia). After weeks of voting Big Bang won the Asia Pacific region listing and advanced to the finals along with Abdelfattah Grini (Africa/India/Middle East), Lena (Europe), Restart (Latin America), and big star Britney Spears (North America).” It was then down to more voting, and with the combined effort of Kpop fans from around the world and the many V.I.P’s (Big Bang‘s fan club) voting non-stop, it seems to the amazement of many that Big Bang won the award.

G-Dragon gave a small acceptance speech both in English and Korean stating, “Woah, it’s amazing! Thank you so much! We are called Big Bang from South Korea, nice to meet you all. Because this award is something that our fans have given us, it has a lot more meaning and it gives us more joy. I would like to thank our fans, V.I.P, once again. And through this opportunity, I hope we can attract more love and interest to Korean music and Big Bang as well.” Taeyang followed up by saying, “This is only because of our fans. Through all our up’s and downs, thank you for standing by us. Thank you MTV, we love you.” They looked bewildered at the fact they had won such a prestigious award.

This is also the first time Big Bang was seen as a five member group since Daesung’s car accident and G-Dragons drug scandal. But yet again winning this award, or even being nominated, is another huge step for Kpop being recognised as a style of music, and goes to show that not only Asia want their groups to win. Congratulations to Big Bang, and well done to the Kpop fans who voted.

Sources: MTV EMA Allkpop

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