Actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong, 26, picked up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012‘ held at the Hong Kong Convention Center on Dec. 17.
Key East Entertainment, Kim’s agency, stated on Dec. 18 that Kim received the ’Most Popular Artist of the Decade’, ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’, ‘Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist’, and ‘Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist’ awards, proving his unflagging popularity.
The awards annually mark trends in the entertainment world over the year and honors top celebrities who received hottest response from the public.
The agency stated, “This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year of his being awarded since 2009. This year’s ‘Most Popular Artist of the Decade’ award was the result of a poll featuring beloved artists in Asia since 2003, and it is an honorable award that holds a lot of meaning.”
The idol garnered an impressive total of 1.35 million votes to achieve the ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’ award, which is three times the number of votes for competing nominees.
Kim Hyun-joong released his first full-length Japanese album, ‘Unlimited‘, on Dec. 12 and rose to the top of the Oricon daily chart. The music video for his title song, “Save Today“, ranked number one on Chinese music video site, YinYueTai.
Starting in January 2013, Kim will perform in 10 Japanese cities, including Kobe, Saitama, Nogoya and Fukuoka, during his Japanese tour. [Yonhap]