Translation of GD’s speech:
“We are called Big Bang from South Korea, nice to meet you all.
And because this award is something that our fans have given us,
it has a lot more meaningful and it gives us more joy.
I would like to thank our fans, V.I.P, once again.
And through this opportunity, I hope we can attract more love
and interest to Korean music and Big Bang as well.”
Sources: Swaggalevel-1000 (Translation), HappyrichlifeBB (Video)
2011 MTV EMA Winners Have Been Announced!
After an absolutely astonishing amount of voting from fans (over 158 million votes!), the 2011 MTV EMA winners have been announced, and the chosen ones have walked home (or perhaps been chauffeured to the after-party) with the coveted awards. Lady Gaga dominated the show, leaving Belfast with four wins (Best Female, Best Song, Best Video, and Biggest Fan).
She wasn’t the only multiple award winner, though. EMA regulars 30 Seconds to Mars received the first award of the night from the red carpet pre-show for Best Alternative and were honoured again with Best World Stage. Bieber fever infected voters and led to him heading away with Best Male and Best Pop, while Bruno Mars topped off a stellar 2011 with victories in Best Push and Best New.
Eminem’s mantle will be loaded up with some more EMA hardware with his repeat win of Best Hip Hop, and Katy Perry proved to be an EMA favourite again as well by being rewarded with Best Live.
Best Rock went to Linkin Park, and Korean band BigBang proved that they rock around the world by winning the inaugural award in the category of Worldwide Act.
Rounding out the night of awards was the incomparable Queen, who were awarded the Global Icon award prior to an electrifying performance that included Adam Lambert on vocals.
Congratulations to all our 2011 winners on their richly deserved EMAs!