K-pop star Leeteuk, leader of the boy band Super Junior, and the South Korean actress Jin Se-yeon will co-host Thursday’s inaugural 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards (KPMA) ceremony.
The music awards event will feature a star-packed line-up of K-pop artists, including Super Junior, NCT127, The Boyz, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, Simon Dominic, MAMAMOO, Momoland, Ben, BTOB, (G) I-DLE, Wanna One, Chungha and Pentagon.
The ceremony, which is being held at the Korea International Exhibition Centre, in Ilsan, Gyeonggi province, about 20km (12 miles) from Seoul, will be the third time the two stars have presented an event together.
They were also co-hosts at the 2016 Super Seoul Dream Concert and 2017 Dream Concert in Pyeongchang.
Leeteuk, 35, whose real name is Park Jeong-su, recently completed the Super Junior World Tour, titled “Super Show 7”, which started in Seoul last December.
The group also released its eighth repackaged album “Replay” in April and a special mini-album, “One More Time”, in October.
Jin, 24 is regularly seen on South Korean television in variety and talk shows, as well as appearing in television drama and film roles.
She first attracted attention with her role in the television drama series Bridal Mask and was most recently seen in Grand Prince.
The 2018 KPMA ceremony is organised jointly by the Korea Singers Association, the Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association, the Recording Industry Association of Korea, the Federation of Korean Music Performers and the Korea Music Copyright Association.
The online voting for major awards categories, such as best artist, best album and best digital song, was closed by Sunday, but voting for the popularity award will stay open until noon on Thursday.
The award ceremony’s red carpet event will start at 5pm (local time), with the main ceremony starting at 7pm.
It will be aired live on Olleh TV and Olleh TV mobile.
Viewers in Japan will also be able to watch the ceremony because it will be broadcast live on GYAO!
This article was originally written by Kwak Yeon-soo for The Korea Times .