Starting with the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘ on December 29th, this will be one hell of a week for artists as they attend back to back year-end ceremonies on top of their day to day schedules.

Although they admit that they wouldn’t miss such prestigious events for the world, they can’t help but lament at the intense work that comes with it. The growth of K-Pop globally has attributed to the rising prestige of the ceremonies, and artists that would have foregone them for international events in previous years are now making sure to work their schedules around to fit everything in.

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