Group JYJ will be the [male] idol receiving the Prime Minister’s Commendation for the first time.
Singer JYJ who earned their spot across Korea and in the world is among the 8 main stars who will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Award.
On the morning of October 27, an official from JYJ’s agency said, “JYJ has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Commendation at the 2015 Republic of Korea’s Popular Culture & Arts Awards,” and, “This is a first for an idol” in a phone call with MBN Star.
Continuing, he added, “JYJ members Kim Jaejoong, Park Yuchun, and Kim Junsu will all be in attendance at the award ceremony”.
The ‘2015 Republic of Korea’s Popular Culture & Arts Awards award ceremony’ will be held at Haeorum Theater of the National Theater of Korea, at 2 PM [KST] on October 29. At the award ceremony this time, performances dedicated to the main stars of honor and celebration performances prepared by seniors and popular cultural and music artists together are scheduled to unfold.
JYJ’s Kim Junsu’s performance is set to grace the finale of the award ceremony.
Meanwhile, Kim Jaejooong is in the middle of his service as a soldier of the military band in the 55th Infantry Division of the Army, and Park Yuchun has started his public service at Gangnam District Office.
◆Prime Minister’s Commendation (8 people)
Park Shin-hye, Oh Dal-su, Lee Jong-suk, Choi Jung-won, Kim Jong-kook, IU(Lee Ji-eun), JYJ(Kim Jaejoong, Park Yuchun, Kim Junsu), Kim Hak-rae
[NEWS] JYJ, Park Shin Hye, Lee Jong Suk, and more to receive the Prime Minister Commendation via Kpop Fighting
[NEWS] Jun Ji-hyun, JYJ to receive Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award via Kpop Herald
[NEWS] The Winners of the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Announced via Soompi
[NEWS] Awards to honor top cultural icons via Korea JoongAng Daily
[INFO] About Republic of Korea’s Popular Culture & Arts Awards
- The Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards is a prestigious ceremony where a select few within the entertainment industry (from movie directors to singers, actors to scriptwriters) are awarded for their achievement and contribution to K-Pop culture [via Soompi]
- The Korean Popular Culture Awards strives to recognize those who enhanced South Korean pop culture and the arts. It is a government rewards program that aims to elevate the status of popular culture artists and continue to encourage them in their work. [Via Dramabeans]
- The awards are given to recognize the contributions of people and artists in the promotion and spread of the Hallyu Wave. [Via Allkpop]
- The Prime Minister’s Commendation Award was given to: Girls Generation (2011), 2ne1 (2012), Actors Lee Minho & Kim Sohyun (2014), among others.