K-pop boy bands Big Bang and TVXQ (aka Tohoshinki) are up against Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift in the MTV World Stage Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ) that will be held on May 29 at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo.
Big Bang is nominated in three categories: Best New Artist Video for ”Gara Gara Go,” Best Pop Video for ”Koe wo Kikasete (Let Me Hear Your Voice)” and Best Collaboration Video for Japanese group w-inds collaboration with G-Dragon, leader of Big Bang.
TVXQ is nominated in the Best Group Video category for ”Share the World”. In the Best New Artist Video category, Big Bang will be going up against Mao Abe, Keri Hilson, Taylor Swift and The Telephones.
Besides Big Bang, other nominees in the Best Pop Video category are Leona Lewis, Ikimono Gakari, P!NK, and Koda Kumi. W-inds and G-Dragon’s video is competing against Beyonce, Jay-Z, Juju with JAYed, and Shimizu Shota with Kato Miriya. TVXQ will be up against Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Remioromen and Tokyo Jihen. Big Bang will perform in the awards ceremony along with Japanese groups EXILE and w-inds. K-pop girl group 2NE1 will also grace the event as guest together with Vaness, Miho Fukuhara and Masato. On the other hand, there is little possibility that TVXQ will be able to attend the ceremony since they have announced that they will stop their group activities and pursue individual projects.
credits: Manila Bulletin