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Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae honored by Korean community

Acclaimed Korean musicians Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae have recently been awarded the 2024 Trailblazer Award for Achievement by the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF), reported All KPop.

The Trailblazer Award is dedicated to those who have significantly elevated Korean cultural content on a global scale and helped contribute the Korean community internationally. Founded in 2002, KACF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and addressing issues within the Korean American community.

The musical power couple were chosen as this year’s recipients due to their social contributions and their success on promoting Korean talent to a global audience. Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae had previously performed at the 88rising Futures showcase in Coachella on April 14, as well as delivering their own performance during the awards ceremony.

After being bestowed this honor, both recipients have expressed gratitude for their awards. “I was a little embarrassed to receive an award from people who have done so much good and was motivated to meet many people who are our fans and hear good words,” Tiger JK said, according to Yonhap. “I think this event will be a great help for us to create more wonderful things in the future.”

Yoon Mae-rin shared that  “I’m very grateful and happy to receive this honorable award … I’m also a little surprised and honored, particularly because this prize recognizes individuals with global influence.”

Previous winners of the Trailblazer Award for Achievement include actors Teo Yoo, Lee Jung-jae, and Youn Yuh-jung, in 2023, 2022, and 2021 respectively, HYBE Global CEO Yoon Seok-jun in 2020, Pachinko author Lee Min-jin, and CJ Group Vice Chairman Lee Mi Kyung in 2018.

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