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Asia Artist Awards 2023: A Spectacular Night of Triumph for NewJeans and Asian Entertainment Icons

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The 8th Asia Artist Awards (AAA) on December 14, 2023, transformed the Philippine Arena into a radiant hub of talent and splendor. This illustrious event, a collaboration between STAR NEWS, TONZ ENTERTAINMENT, and PULP Live World, transcends a mere awards ceremony—it’s the grand celebration of Asian artistry, often likened to the Oscars and Grammys of Asia. From artists and producers to directors and celebrities, it’s a stage that illuminates the continent’s diverse talents.

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Under the hosting prowess of IVE’s Jang Wonyoung, Kang Daniel, and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Han Bin, the evening unfolded with electrifying performances by a stellar lineup. The stage belonged to luminaries like NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, SEVENTEEN’s BSS, ZEROBASEONE, BOYNEXTDOOR, Stray Kids, ITZY, THE BOYZ, NMIXX, Kwon Eunbi, Kep1er, SB19, Dreamcatcher, KARD, AKMU, &TEAM, Lee Youngji, STAYC, Ash Island, and more. The event shimmered with the presence of renowned K-drama stars including Ahn Hyo Aeop, Kim Seon Ho, Kim Se Jeong, and Moon Ga Young.

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However, the night belonged to NewJeans, who ascended to the zenith as the biggest victors, claiming two esteemed AAA grand prizes (Daesangs) for their anthem “Ditto” as Song of the Year and for being the Singer of the Year, amassing a total of 6 awards. Their meteoric rise echoed the sentiments of their transcendent talent, marking a defining moment in their illustrious career.

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The AAA 2023 not only celebrated triumphs but also united fans across borders in an extravagant showcase of Asian entertainment excellence. As the curtains drew on this remarkable night, it left an indelible mark on the industry, affirming the enduring power of Asian talent and creativity. Below, explore the complete list of winners who carved their names into the annals of AAA history.

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Complete list of winners:

DAESANG (Grand Prize)

  • Actor of the Year – Lee Junho
  • Singer of the Year – NewJeans
  • Album of the Year – Seventeen’s FML
  • Song of the Year – Ditto by NewJeans
  • Stage of the Year – Stray Kids
  • Performance of the Year – Seventeen BSS
  • Fandom of the Year (Star Ranking King of Kings) – Lim Young-woong

AAA Best Artist Award (Actor)

  • Kentaro Sakaguchi
  • Kim Seonho
  • Kim Jihoon

AAA Best Artist Award (Singer)

  • AKMU
  • ITZY
  • The Boyz
  • Le Sserafim
  • IVE
  • SB19

AAA Best Performance Award

  • Le Sserafim

AAA Top of K-pop Record Award

  • Kim Jaejoong

AAA Best Actor Award

  • Kim Sejeong
  • Ahn Hyo-seop
  • Lee Dong-Hwi
  • Melai Cantiveros
  • Lee Jun-hyuk

AAA Scene Stealer Award

  • Jung Sung-il

AAA Best Musician Award

  • KARD
  • STAYC
  • ZEROBASEONE
  • Kwon Eun-bi
  • Sakurazaka46

AAA Fabulous Award

  • NewJeans
  • Stray Kids
  • Lim Young-woong
  • Kathryn Bernardo
  • Daniel Padilla

AAA Best Acting Performance Award


  • Kim Young-dae

  • Lee Junyoung

  • EXO’s Suho

  • Moon Gayoung

AAA Best Choice Award


  • Lee Youngji

  • BOYNEXTDOOR

  • Kang Daniel

  • &TEAM

  • NewJeans

  • NMIXX

  • Ben&Ben

  • Dreamcatcher

  • Lim Young-woong

  • Dindin

  • Kim Jaejoong

AAA Rookie of the Year


  • ZEROBASEONE

  • Moon Sang-min

  • Lee Eun-saem

AAA Asia Celebrity Award


  • NewJeans

  • Le Sserafim

  • IVE’s Jang Wonyoung

  • Kentaro Sakaguchi

  • Kim Seonho

AAA Emotive Award


  • ONEUS

  • BOYNEXTDOOR

  • &TEAM
  • 
EXO’s Suho

AAA Hot Trend Award


  • NewJeans

  • SB19

  • Lim Young-woong

  • Ahn Hyo-seop

  • Lee Junho

AAA Popularity Award


  • Lim Young-woong 

  • Sakurazaka46 

  • Lee Junho

  • Kim Sejeong

AAA Icon Award


  • Tempest

  • NMIXX 

  • Kep1er 

  • Cha Joo-young

AAA Best Producer


  • Seo Hyun Joo from Starship Entertainment

AAA Best Creator Award


  • 3RACHA

AAA New Wave Award


  • Yao Chen

  • Kingdom

  • Ash Island

  • DKZ’s Jaechan

AAA Potential Award


  • Lapillus

  • ATBO

  • Paul Blanco

  • Yoo Seon-ho

AAA Focus Award


  • HORI7ON

  • The Boyz’s Younghoon

  • Ahn Dong-goo

  • LUN8




This momentous evening underscored the evolving landscape of Asian entertainment, where talent converges, transcends boundaries, and inspires generations—a testament to the unwavering spirit of creativity and artistry across Asia.

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As the echoes of applause fade, anticipation brews for the next chapter, where stars will once again converge to illuminate the Asian entertainment sphere with brilliance and unparalleled talent.

*Cover Photo/Thumbnail Photo from Buzz Beat Media

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