Yes, our manifesting worked! The Asia Artist Awards, aka one of Korea's most prestigious award ceremonies, will be held in the Philippines ~for the first time in forever~. Celebrating the best of the best in music, film, and television, K-drama and K-pop fans can look forward to catching a glimpse of their faves at the star-studded event.
Here's everything you need to know about the Asia Artist Awards 2023:
What is the Asia Artist Awards?
The first edition of the Asia Artist Awards was held in Seoul in 2016. While subsequent ceremonies have been held in South Korea, Vietnam, and Japan, it's a monumental first for the Philippines to host the eighth iteration. The 2022 AAAs was held in Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan and was hosted by Super Junior's Leeteuk (who has been the emcee since its conception in 2016) and IVE's Jang Wonyoung.
Six Daesangs ("Grand Prizes") were awarded during the Asia Artist Awards 2022:
- Daesang – Actor of the Year: 2PM’s Lee Junho
- Daesang – Singer of the Year: SEVENTEEN
- Daesang – Song of the Year: IVE (“LOVE DIVE”)
- Daesang – Album of the Year: Stray Kids
- Daesang – Performance of the Year: NewJeans
- Daesang – Stage of the Year: Lim Young Woong
Who will be the hosts for the Asia Artist Awards 2023?
Leeteuk and Wonyoung were co-hosts in 2021 and 2022, but we will not be seeing a three-peat for this duo. Rather, Wonyoung will be hosting for her third consecutive year alongside Kang Daniel and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Han Bin.
When and where will the Asia Artist Awards 2023 be held?
The Asia Artist Awards 2023 will take place on Thursday, December 14, at the Philippine Arena. Located in Santa Maria, Bulacan, the Philippine Arena is known as "the world’s largest indoor arena" for its 55,000 seating capacity, and several major K-pop and international acts have performed there.
Who will be attending the Asia Artist Awards 2023?
The initial list of AAA 2023 attendees has just been announced, and netizens on social media are already buzzing with anticipation. Several K-pop artists have been confirmed to attend, and Star News released a promising actor/actress lineup. We've put together a comprehensive guide on the Asia Artist Awards 2023 attendees, but here's a bullet-point list for tldr:
- Kim Seon Ho
- Ahn Hyo Seop
- Kim Sejeong
- Moon Gayoung
- New Jeans
- Le Sserafim
- Boy Next Door
Hallyu fans can look forward to fun in-person interactions between their faves, jaw-dropping performances, and more—right here in the Philippines!
The Asia Artist Awards 2023 ceremony is presented by Star News and co-hosted by the Asia Artist Awards Organizing Committee, TONZ Entertainment, and PULP Live World.