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Boy group BTS receives rookie award

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Published : Jan 29, 2015 - 13:45 / Updated : Jan 29, 2015 - 13:45

K-pop boy band BTS was recognized as “rookie of the year” at the 4th Gaon Chart K-pop Awards on Wednesday.

The group received the “World Rookie Award” alongside up-and-coming girl group EXID and boy group Block B, which both received the “Hot Trend Award.”

“Thank you so much for such a special award. We would like to express special thanks to all our staff and fans,” the group’s leader Rap Monster said during the acceptance speech.

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BTS, consisting of members Rap Monster, Jin, Jimin, V, Suga, J-Hope and Jungkook, debuted with the EP “2 COOL 4 SKOOL” in 2013. The group is known for many hit singles including “Boy in Luv” and “Danger.”

Every year, the Gaon Chart K-POP Awards recognizes K-pop artists based on the amount of online traffic and downloads that their songs receive.

BTS is scheduled to release a set of pictures taken in Europe and the United States on Feb. 16.

(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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