The original article can be found here.
And here’s my English translation for the international fans out there.
Big Bang is indeed a Bang
Other than dramas, the market for Korean music is also increasingly widespread. Based on the beats of K-Pop, various international recognition were gradually achieved; sparking a phenomena beyond limits. Recently, a historic moment was etched by the popular k-pop group Big Bang.
Being selected to compete for the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) in 2011 which was held for the 18th time at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Big Bang has managed to prove their greatness by winning the Best Worldwide Act which also meant being the first Korean artist and non-US artist to win the award.
For the first time, the award for Best Worldwide Act was judged based on public voting over at the official MTV EMA 2011 website. In addition to Big Bang, the other nominated candidates were Lena representing Europe, Britney Spears (North America), Abdelfattah Grini (Africa, India, Middle East ) and Restart (Latin America).
Comprising of Kwon Ji-yong (G-Dragon, 23) , Dong Yong-bae (Taeyang, 23), Choi Seung-hyun (TOP, 24), Lee Seung-hyun (Seungri, 20) and Kang Dae-sung (Daesung, 22 ), this victory has became the source of new found spirit for Big Bang. This is especially so for the two of their members.
The stage of the MTV EMA 2011 was where the group made their first appearance together as 5 after being free from the controversies faced by both Daesung and G-Dragon. Daesung was previously involved in a car accident case while G-Dragon was involved in Drug abuse issues.
Taeyang met the media after their win and mentioned that Big Bang grew up watching MTV. He stated that they had always watched various latest music videos and learnt a lot about music from MTV. “Everything that we have won till today was all from the appreciation gained from our fans. They have never grown tired of supporting us even through Big Bang’s ups and downs. Thank you for your support and also thank you MTV for giving us this valuable recognition”.
G-Dragon who had safely overcome his controversies which would have otherwise damaged his career, stated that he was very excited to be able to meet international stars such as Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga who are admired by many. He said that the two of them were very amazing….
The rest of the article talks about the other artists who won at the EMA’s. I won’t translate that since it has nothing to do with Big Bang. ^^