This past Thursday, April 16, South Korean mega-star Rain was awarded the statuette for Asia's Most Influential Korean Artist at the 19th annual Channel [V] China Music Awards (CMAs) in Macao. One year ago, he was named Most Influential International Artist at the QQ Music Awards in Shenzhen, China, so it appears the man is on a roll in Chinese-speaking territories.

Thumbs up!

Check out that tux. Fits like a glove.

The CMAs, China's biggest music awards ceremony, took place this year at the Cotai Arena and was broadcast across the country. Rain addressed the audience in English during his brief acceptance speech. “First of all, thanks to my fans, and thanks to the China Music Awards. It’s my honor. I’ll do my best, thank you.” 

His colleagues PSY and 2PM were also up for the award.

Rain also performed during the live broadcast, much to the delight of the audience. He took to the stage with his crew and sang and danced his way through hit songs "30 Sexy" and "LA Song" from his 2014 album Rain Effect.

The coolest part of the evening though, IMHO, happened before all of the other activities, when Rain arrived on the red carpet in the Venetian Macao lobby and gave plenty of love to the fans waiting for him. 


The one-year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the MV Sewol Ferry was the same day as the China Music Awards. Rain joined many others in South Korea and mourned the terrible loss by wearing a yellow ribbon on his clothing and showing a yellow ribbon of remembrance on his social media. 

Hearty congrats, Rain, on your Influential win!

May you have many more.

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