Big Hit's Bang PD to receive presidential commendation
Jessica Lee, Dec. 4, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Ayo, Hitman Bang, congrats! Big Hit Entertainment's PD Bang Shi Hyuk will be receiving a special presidential commendation for his contributions to the Hallyu wave. It's been announced that he will be awarded a "2017 Korea Contents Award" in the overseas advancement merit category.
27 awards will be given out in 4 categories. He is being given the award for producing BTS, who is currently the biggest name in K-Pop outside of Korea. BTS' global popularity was also evident at the Melon Music Awards when they were given the "Global Artist Award", an award that hasn't been handed out since SNSD and Psy.