The reason why IU's acceptance speech at the Golden Disk Awards was very special
IU won the Grand Prize at the first day of the Golden Disk Awards for her hit song "Through the Night". You know, the female singer was one of the most successful k-pop artists of 2017. "Palette", the fourth official album released in April last year was streamed more than 100 million times, setting a new record, and "Through the Night" was downloaded more than three million times.
Did you enjoy watching the awards ceremony? As a k-pop queen, IU absolutely showed great performance. She touched many people's hearts by singing "Through the Night", "Can't love you anymore" and "Autumn Morning".
However, the highlight of the awards ceremony was when IU stepped onto stage to receive the Grand Prize and made her acceptance speech. After showing gratitude to her coworkers and fans, she mentioned her departed friend, Jonghyun. IU, who has maintained a very close relationship with the idol star mourned over his death, saying "I've recently lost my valuable friend. I'm still in deep sorrow, and I feel sorry for him". During the speech, people could feel her warm heart for her departed friend.
But that's not all. After mentioning Jonghyun, IU gave a special message for k-pop artists. She said "All the artists do many things to console people, but we can't console themselves because we can't show any sign of anger or sadness. This makes us sick. I hope we can laugh when they're happy and cry when they're sad. It's a natural thing. It's important to be professional, but what's more important is to love ourselves".
What impressed me was the fact that IU not only expressed her sorrow over Jonghyun's death but also gave a warm message for k-pop artists who may suffer from same agony as Jonghyun. The thoughtful and mature k-pop star moved the hearts of many people by making a very special speech, and I'm sure no other young k-pop singers can make such a great speech.