2PM Wns Double Crown in Japan Tower Records K-Pop Award
By Staff Writer | July 14, 2012 03:18 PM EDT
Group 2PM wins double crown on 2012 1st half year Tower Records Japan "K-Pop Lovers! Awards" announced on July 14.
Japan's Tower Records reported the results for the "K-Pop Lovers! Awards," which combines internet users' votes and album sales from January of this year till June, which revealed 2PM to have topped the artist category along with the single category with their single "Beautiful."
2PM especially displayed their overwhelming popularity grabbing the number one spot on the artist category under album sales as well as the internet users' vote.
Idol groups Super Junior and SHINee placed second and third respectively in the artist category.
SHINee's album Sherlock took the top spot in the album category, followed by Big Bang's Alive, and JYJ's Junsu Tarantallegra took third place.
In the single category 2PM's "Beautiful" in first place was followed by SHINee's Japanese version of "Sherlock" and Kim Hyun Joong's "KISS KISS/ Lucky Guy" each placed second and third respectively.
SM Entertainment's rookie group EXO grabbed the top spot in the rookie category based on album sales and internet users' vote, followed by B.A.P in second and NU'EST in third place.
Tower Records Japan stated the top artist, album single category were taken by artists that are highly popular and active in both Korea and Japan. While the artists that are nominated in the rookie category is garnering expectations for their activities in Japan for the second half of the year.
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