Celebrating Excellence: The Full Roster of Asia Artist Awards 2023 Victors

The Asia Artist Awards 2023, a prestigious event celebrating the pinnacle of Asian talent across music, film, and television, has officially concluded, leaving behind a trail of memorable moments and deserving winners. Bringing together a mix of Korean pop sensations and prominent Filipino stars, the ceremony marked its first-ever edition in the Philippines, unfolding at the iconic Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

Event Highlights and Hosts

As the curtains rose on December 13, the audience was treated to a star-studded line-up, including K-pop groups NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, Stray Kids, and &TEAM, amongst others. The event also shone a spotlight on notable Korean actors like Kim Sejong, Ahn Hyo Seop, and Kim Seon Ho, and featured performances from Filipino talents such as SB19, HORI7ON, and Ben&Ben.

The ceremony, hosted by Kang Daniel, IVE’s Jang Wonyoung, and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Hanbin, commenced at 3 p.m., with fans worldwide tuning in through various live streaming platforms.

Top Music Awards

Now, let’s delve into the winners who took home the coveted trophies. NewJeans emerged as a significant victor, clinching the ‘Singer of the Year’ title and the ‘Song of the Year’ for their hit “Ditto.” K-pop powerhouse SEVENTEEN not only won ‘Album of the Year’ for their work FML but also saw their sub-unit BSS receive the ‘Performance of the Year’ accolade. Stray Kids were not left behind, securing the ‘Stage of the Year’ award for their electrifying performances.

Rookie and Musician Recognition

Newcomers ZEROBASEONE, Moon Sangmin, and Lee Eun Saem were recognized as ‘Rookie of the Year,’ marking a promising start to their careers. The ‘Best Musician Award’ saw a diverse group of winners, including KARD, STAYC, ZEROBASEONE, Kwon Eunbi, and SAKURAZAKA46.

Performance and Artist Awards

LE SSERAFIM took home the ‘Best Performance Award,’ while the ‘Best Artist Award’ was distributed among a variety of artists, both singers and actors. Among the singers, AKMU, ITZY, THE BOYZ, LE SSERAFIM, IVE, and SB19 were honored, while Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kim Seomho, and Kim Jihoon were recognized in the acting category.

Acting Excellence

The ‘Best Actor Award’ was shared by Kim Sejong, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Dkngwi, MelaiCantiveros-Francisco, and Lee Junhyuk for their outstanding performances on screen.

Diverse Achievements

Kim Jae Joong was celebrated with the ‘Top of K-pop Record Award,’ while the ‘Best Choice Award’ had a long list of recipients, including Lee Youngji, BOYNEXTDOOR, KANG DANIEL, &TEAM, NewJeans, NMIXX, Ben&Ben, DREAMCATCHER, Lim Young Woong, Kim Jaejoong, and DINDIN.

Behind-the-Scenes Accolades

Behind the scenes, Seo Hyun Joo from STARSHIP Entertainment was acknowledged as the ‘Best Producer,’ and Stray Kids’ 3RACHA were named the ‘Best Creator.’ The ‘Asia Celebrity Award’ was bestowed upon NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, Jang Wonyoung, Kentaro Sakaguchi, and Kim Seonho for their influence and popularity across Asia.

Special Recognition Awards

The ‘Focus Award’ was presented to HORI7ON, LUN8, THE BOYZ’s Younghoon, and Ahn Donggu, while the ‘Potential Award’ went to Lapillus, ATBO, Paul Blanco, and Yoo Seon Ho. The ‘New Wave Award’ recognized the emerging talents of Yaochen, KINGDOM, ASH ISLAND, and Park Jaechan.

Impactful and Trendsetting Honors

Jung Sung Il was given the ‘AAA Scene Stealer’ for his impactful performances, and the ‘AAA Hot Trend Award’ was shared by NewJeans, SB19, Lim Young Woong, Ahn Hyo Seop, and Lee Junho. The ‘AAA Icon Award’ celebrated the achievements of TEMPEST, NMIXX, Kep1er, and Cha Jooyoung.

Popularity and Emotive Recognition

The ‘AAA Popularity Award’ went to Lim Young Woong, Sakurazaka46, Lee Junho, and Kim Sejeong, while the ‘AAA Emotive Award’ was given to ONEUS, BOYNEXTDOOR, &TEAM, and EXO’s Suho.

Style and Fan Engagement Awards

The ‘Fabulous Award’ was a testament to the glamour and style of NewJeans, Stray Kids, Lim Young Woong, Daniel Padilla, and Kathryn Bernardo.

Lastly, the ‘Fandom of the Year (Star Ranking King of King)’ was awarded to Lim Young Woong, highlighting the unwavering support of his fans.

As the Asia Artist Awards 2023 come to a close, the event not only showcased the incredible talent present in Asia but also the global appeal of its artists. With such a diverse and talented pool of winners, the future of Asian entertainment continues to shine brightly.