BIGBANG and 2NE1 Are Only K-Pop Artists Selected as YouTube Music Award Winners

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YG Entertainment’s BIGBANG and 2NE1 are the only K-Pop artists that made it onto the YouTube Music Awards’ list of 50 artists to watch in 2015.

On March 2, YouTube announced, “Introducing this year’s YouTube Music Award winners. These are the artists with the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. The artists you watched over 47 billion times collectively. 50 innovative acts that continue to make YouTube the place where artists and fans connect.”

In the list, BIGBANG and 2NE1 rub shoulders with fellow global artists Sam Smith, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Drake, and more.

To commemorate “The 2015 YouTube Music Awards,” which will take place on March 23, YouTube plans to drop a number of exclusive music videos featuring both emerging and established artists like EdSheeran.

Check out the official winners announcement video below.

Congratulations, BIGBANG and 2NE1!