BIGBANG's G-Dragon and SHINee became the nominees for Prime Minister Citation along with popular actors such as Jisung, Yoo Ah In, Hwang Jung Eum and Lee Kwang Soo. The awards ceremony will be held on October 27, while SHINee has already confirmed to attend the event.(which means it seems certain that SHINee will win Prime Minister Citation) Below is the reason why the Korean Government chose GD and SHINee as the nominees for Prime Minister Citation.(The comments are from the government)
*G-Dragon is truly top class kpop star who's made hits with countless songs for the past 10 years.
-He wrote countless own songs and has had world tour concerts as a global star who is loved by people all over the world.
-Not only as a musician but also as a fashionista, he has always been incredibly influential to popular culture.
-He is contributing to the development of popular culture by gaining great popularity as a representative hallyu star in various foreign countries including China and Japan.
*SHINee was the best rookie hallyu star chosen by foreign netizens.
-They made a debut in 2008 by releasing "Replay."
-They ranked in the top 3 of Oricon single chart 3 consecutive times, while there have been no other artists who set such a record since 44 years ago.
-They're the first kpop idol group who performed at the opening concert for the London Korean Film Festival.
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