Super Junior sweeps MSN International Award

K-Pop phenomenon Super Junior (above) have added another feather to their cap after emerging as THE Korean act of the moment at a recent online fan voting contest.

The South Korean boyband beat 36 other Korean acts to nab the MSN International Award, cranking up an overwhelming 323,355 or 61% of online votes with their winning song Mr Simple.

Seattle-born rapper Jay Park, with 176,897 or 34% of votes, came in a distant second withTake A Deeper Look in the voting contest, organised by MSN as part of its exclusive coverage of the upcoming Golden Disk Awards. f(x)’s Pinnochio grabbed third place.

In all, a whopping 526,942 votes were collected between December 5-26 as fans across the world logged onto their local MSN portals to cast their votes for their favorite K-Pop band and song. Some of the other 35 nominees include ‘The Boys’ by Girls Generation and ‘Fiction’ by Beast.

This is the second year the MSN International Award is being conducted, the first of a kind that empowers K-Pop fans worldwide.

MSN is the official online media of the Golden Disk Awards. Often dubbed the Korean Grammys, the Awards will be held next week, January 11th and 12th 2012 at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan.

Five lucky MSN users across Southeast Asia also each won an all-expenses paid trip to the Awards after emerging as country winners in the ‘Search for the Golden K-Pop Fan’ online contest.

The five – Rayna Khin Maung Win of Singapore, Malaysia’s Juainiarina binti Jaafar, Monticha Phanta of Thailand, Arriane Lourdes Serafico of the Philippines and Indonesia’s Anastasia Goenawan – all impressed a judging panel comprising of industry veterans from Seoul’s Cube Entertainment and Ilgan Sports Entertainment Division artiste management groups with passionate impersonations of their favourite K-Pop idols.

Congratulations to all the winners! For more exclusive access to behind-the-scenes interviews and coverage of the Golden Disk Awards please visit your local awards site here


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