News — November 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

JKT48 Thank Incredible Fans For Their Two OMG Awards

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Jakarta: JKT48 took two prestigious awards on the night as the ‘Best Group’ and ‘Celebrity with Most Die Hard Fans’.  The Yahoo OMG! Awards gives Yahoo users the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists online, then get to see them ‘up close & personal’. From 100 nominees in 17 categories, the Idol group from Indonesia gained 109,035 votes, which won them the coveted award for most popular celebrity in Yahoo OMG!.

“Our competitors are all very talented and hard working. But it’s because of our incredible fans that we received this…” said Melody, one of JKT48’s members. ‘This award it will motivate us to be even better’, Sonya added. The other nominees for the award were many other popular Indonesian bands such as Noah, Maliq & D’Essentials, Coboy Junior, and Cherry Belle.

JKT48 Scandal

In September 2013 JKT48 were embroiled in scandal when two of their members were told to leave the group for breaking the band’s strict dating policy. This prohibits any of the 48 members of the band from dating while they are in the group. Unfortunately, one of the girls, who was 16 at the time, had her photo taken with her head laid on the chest of a faceless naked man, which quickly went viral on the Internet.

JKT48 all smiles as they pick up their awards

JKT48 all smiles as they pick up their awards

JKT48 New Single (Unfortunately, it’s a secret)

The group’s 23 members who attended the ceremony said they will release a new hit single, soon. “We will release a new single. But it’s still secret” they said coyly. And, while they’re so busy with planning a new single, JKT48 have promised their fans a different and spectacular concept for their fashion concert in 2014. “For our fashion concert we will give fans a new concept but not too far from JKT48 now” Melody assured fans.

JKT48 on the purple carpet at the Yahoo OMG! Awards

JKT48 on the purple carpet at the Yahoo OMG! Awards