Boy band U-Kiss awarded best male idol group

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Boy band U-Kiss awarded best male idol group

At the 19th annual Korean Cultural Entertainment Award ceremony, U-Kiss won the award for the best male idol group. The award show was held on Dec. 15 at 63 City Convention Center in Yeouido, Seoul. Around 70 entertainers were given prizes. The winners were decided by online votes as well as by consulting experts within the entertainment industry.

Notable award winners for the night included actor So Ji-sub winning the grand award within the acting category. The award for the best newcomer went to girl band Blady which made its debut in July.

Through its agency, U-Kiss said, "Thank you so much for the award. We will work harder and strive to become even greater." The show will air on Dec. 18 on the cable channel KBSN.

The Korean boy band is also rising to much fame in Japan as their debut single reached the third place on the Japanese music chart on the day of its release.

On Dec. 14 the band launched the song "Tick Tack" and greeted fans at Tower Records Tower in Tokyo. U-Kiss will continue their Japanese promotions until the release of their second single and first album in February.


By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]
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