By JONATHAN M. HICAP
SINGAPORE -- Boy band Big Bang and Se7en won at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2011 held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 2.
Although the awards were meant to recognize the most popular artists in the Chinese entertainment industry, organizers included Korean artists and dramas in some of the categories.
Big Bang won the Most Popular Korean Artist, edging out TVXQ, 2PM, SHINee, Super Junior, Girls Generation, BEAST, JYJ, FT Island, and CNBlue. However, the boy band was unable to attend the ceremony due to previous commitments.
On the other hand, K-pop artist Se7en won the Best Asian Performance Award. He also performed at the ceremony, singing “Better Together,” a cut from his 2010 mini-album “Digital Bounce.”
The other winners in the awards are:
Most Popular Male Singer - Alien Huang
Most Popular Female Singer – Hebe Tien
Most Popular Local Singer – Derrick Hoh
Most Popular Band – Mayday
Most Popular Group – S.H.E
Most Popular Regional Newcomer – Anthony Neely
Most Popular Music Video – Lollipop F
Most Popular Local Movie Actor – Fann Wong
Most Popular Local TV Actor – Rui En
Most Popular Hong Kong TV Actor – Raymond Lam
Most Popular Taiwan TV Actor – Ella Chen
Starhub TV Most Popular Asian Drama – Hi, My Sweetheart
Starhub TV Most Popular Asian Variety – One Million Star
Radio 100.3 Most Popular Song – Love Doesn’t Travel Alone by Show Luo
Most Popular U-Weekly Cover – Issue No. 234 featuring K-pop boy band Super Junior
Wanbao Hottest Entertainment News – S.H.E member Selina’s filming accident in 2010 (She suffered third degree burns while filming a drama in Shanghai, China.)