The Korean idol group 2NE1 has been honored with the title of "Best New Artist of the Year" at the Japan Record Awards on December 30th. According to local media reports, the decision to bestow this award upon the K-pop group was made by the Japan Composer’s Association.
2NE1 made their Japanese debut less than six months ago, and during the rehearsal for the awards show, the group expressed their great excitement for winning such a prestigious award, "We are so happy that we have been honored with such an amazing award, although we've only been active in Japan for a short while. In the future, we'll do out best to keep coming back to the Japan Record Awards."
The group is currently busy preparing for their performance to be held later at the awards show, which they described as "full of feminine charms."
2011 has certainly been a prosperous year for 2NE1, with two "Best New Artist of the Year" awards and a number of highly successful releases, fans are highly anticipating what the new year as in store for the quartet.