Asia Artist Awards (Korean아시아 아티스트 어워즈; abbreviated AAA) is an awards ceremony organized by South Korea-based business newspaper Money Today and its global media brands StarNews and MTN. This honors the outstanding achievements and international contributions of South Korean artists in Asian television, film and music. The inaugural ceremony was held on November 16, 2016, at Kyung Hee University's Hall of Peace in Seoul, and was broadcast live via satellite across Asia.[1]

Asia Artist Awards
Current: 8th Asia Artist Awards
AAA Logo
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music, television and film industry
CountrySouth Korea
Presented by
  • Star News
  • Star Continent
First awardedNovember 16, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-11-16)
Last awarded2023
WebsiteOfficial website

Ceremonies

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Edition Date Venue City Host Ref.
1st November 16, 2016 Hall of Peace, Kyung Hee University Seoul, South Korea Leeteuk and Lee Si-young [1]
2nd November 15, 2017 Jamsil Students' Gymnasium Leeteuk and Lee Tae-im [2]
3rd November 28, 2018 Namdong Gymnasium Incheon, South Korea Leeteuk and Lee Sung-kyung [3][4]
4th November 26, 2019 Mỹ Đình National Stadium   Hanoi, Vietnam Leeteuk and Lim Ji-yeon [5]
5th November 28, 2020 Online Ceremony Seoul, South Korea Leeteuk and Park Ju-hyun [6]
6th December 2, 2021 KBS Arena Leeteuk and Jang Won-young [7]
7th December 13, 2022 Nippon Gaishi Hall   Nagoya, Japan [8]
8th December 14, 2023 Philippine Arena   Bocaue, Philippines Kang Daniel, Jang Won-young and Sung Han-bin [9][10]

Winners

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NewJeans, winner of Performance of the Year Grand Prize 2022 (Daesang)
Hallyu personalities Park Bo-gum and Im Yoon-ah were the first recipients of Asia Star Award, together with boy band Exo
 
Boy band Exo was also one of the first recipients of the Asia Star Award in 2016

Grand Prize (Daesang)

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Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Cho Jin-woong
Music Exo
2017 Television / Film Kim Hee-sun
Music Exo
2018 Television / Film Lee Byung-hun
Music BTS
2019 Television / Film Jang Dong-gun (Actor/Actress of the Year)
Music SeventeenAn Ode (Album of the Year)
Twice (Artist of the Year)
Got7 (Performance of the Year)
Red Velvet – "Umpah Umpah" (Song of the Year)
2020 Television / Film Kim Soo-hyun (Actor/Actress of the Year: Drama)
Lee Jung-jae (Actor/Actress of the Year: Film)
Music NCTNCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 (Album of the Year)
Twice (Artist of the Year)
Got7 (Performance of the Year)
BTS – "Dynamite" (Song of the Year)
Monsta X (Stage of the Year)
Lim Young-woong (Trot of the Year)
2021 Television / Film Lee Jung-jae (Actor of the Year)
Lee Seung-gi (Actor/Actress of the Year: Drama)
Yoo Ah-in (Actor/Actress of the Year: Film)
Music Seventeen (Singer of the Year)
NCT 127Sticker (Album of the Year)
Stray Kids (Performance of the Year)
BTS – "Butter" (Song of the Year)
aespa (Stage of the Year)
Lim Young-woong (Trot of the Year)
2022 Television / Film Lee Jun-ho (Actor of the Year)
Music NewJeans (Performance of the Year)
Lim Young-woong (Stage of the Year)
Ive (Song of the Year)
Stray Kids (Album of the Year)
Seventeen (Singer of the Year)
2023 Television / Film Lee Jun-ho (Actor of the Year)
Music NewJeans (Singer of the Year)
SeventeenFML (Album of the Year)
NewJeans – "Ditto" (Song of the Year)
Stray Kids (Stage of the Year)
BSS (Performance of the Year)
Lim Young-woong (Fandom of the Year)

Rookie of the Year

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Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Ryu Jun-yeol, Kwak Si-yang, Sung Hoon, Lee Jung-shin, Nana
Music NCT 127, Blackpink
2017 Television / Film Ahn Hyo-seop, Jung Chae-yeon
Music Wanna One, Pristin, Kard
2018 Television / Film Kim Da-mi, Jang Ki-yong
Music The Boyz, Stray Kids, (G)I-dle, IZ*ONE
2019 Television / Film Ong Seong-wu
Music TXT, AB6IX, ITZY
2020 Television / Film Han So-hee, Lee Jae-wook
Music Treasure, Secret Number
2021 Television / Film Lee Do-hyun
Music Enhypen, Aespa
2022 Television / Film Kang Daniel, Seo Bum-june
Music IVE, NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM
2023 Television / Film Lee Eun-saem, Moon Sang-min
Music Zerobaseone

Popularity Award

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(Determined through fan votes)

Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Baekhyun, Yoona
Music Exo
2017 Television / Film D.O., Yoona
Music Exo
2018 Television / Film Sehun, IU
Music BTS
2019 Music Stray Kids, Loona, Kang Daniel
2020 Television / Film Park Jin-young, Song Ji-hyo
Singer BTS, Twice
Trot Lim Young-woong
2021 Television / Film Kim Seon-ho, Song Ji-hyo
Music Exo, Twice, CL, Lim Young-woong
2022 Television / Film Kim Seon-ho, Kim Se-jeong
Music BTS
2023 Television / Film Lee Jun-ho, Kim Se-jeong
Music Sakurazaka46, Lim Young-woong

Asia Celebrity

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Year Category Winner
2019 Television / Film Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young
Music Red Velvet, NU'EST
2020 Television / Film Lee Joon-gi
Music Kang Daniel, WayV
2021 Television / Film Yoo Ah-in, Bright Vachirawit, Win Metawin
Music BamBam, The Boyz
2022 Television / Film Kim Seon-ho, Kwon Yu-ri, PP, Billkin
Music Itzy, Lyodra
2023 Television / Film Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kim Seon-ho
Music Jang Won-young, Le Sserafim, NewJeans

Best Artist Award

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Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Park Hae-jin, Park Shin-hye
Music BTS, Twice
2017 Television / Film Namkoong Min, Park Hae-jin, Yoona
Music Seventeen
2018 Television / Film Ha Jung-woo
Music Seventeen, Twice, Wanna One
2019 Television / Film Park Min-young, Yoona, Zico
2020 Television / Film Lee Joon-gi, Seo Yea-ji
Music Mamamoo, NCT 127
2021 Television / Film Jeon Yeo-been, Han So-hee
Music BamBam, Brave Girls, Enhypen
2022 Television / Film Han So-hee, Seo In-guk, Park Min-young
Music Itzy, The Boyz, The Rampage from Exile Tribe
2023 Television / Film Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Seon-ho, Kentaro Sakaguchi
Music AKMU, IVE, The Boyz, ITZY, Le Sserafim, SB19

Best Icon Award

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Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Kim Yoo-jung
Music BTS
2017 Television / Film Seo Kang-joon
Music Hwang Chi-yeul, Crush, Mamamoo
2018 Television / Film Choi Tae-joon, Kim Myung-soo
Music Monsta X, Momoland
2019 Television / Film Jung Hae-in, Choi Si-won
Music Seventeen, Chungha
2020 Television / Film Lee Joo-young
Music Pentagon, AB6IX
2021 Television / Film Ryu Kyung-soo
Music Woodz
2022 Television / Film Im Jae-hyuk
Music AleXa, Verivery
2023 Television / Film Cha Joo-young
Music Kep1er, Nmixx, Tempest

Best OST Award

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Year Winner Work
2016 Gummy
2017 Ailee
2021 Lim Young-woong

Fabulous Award

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Year Category Winner
2017 Television / Film Park Seo-joon, Lee Joon-gi
Music Exo, Super Junior
2018 Television / Film

Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo

Music BTS, Twice
2021 Television / Film Lee Jung-jae
Music Seventeen
2022 Music Seventeen, Lim Young-woong
2023 Television / Film Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla
Music Stray Kids, New Jeans

Focus Award

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Year Category Winner
2018 Television / Film Jin Ju-hyung, Kim Yong-ji, Shin Hyun-soo
Music D-Crunch, W24
2019 Television / Film Lee Jung-eun
Music Loona, Dongkiz
2020 Television / Film Ahn Eun-jin
Music Oneus, AleXa
2021 Television / Film Doyoung, Park Geon-il
Music DKB, Kingdom, Blitzers
2022 Television / Film Haknyeon
Music Lapillus, ATBO, Trendz
2023 Television / Film Younghoon, Ahn Dong-goo
Music Hori7on, Lun8

New Wave Award

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Year Category Winner
2017 Television / Film Choi Tae-joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Shin Hyun-soo
Music Snuper, Astro, The Rampage from Exile Tribe
2018 Television / Film Kim Seol-hyun
Music Kard, Cosmic Girls, Gugudan
2021 Television / Film Na In-woo
Music STAYC, Weeekly
2022 Television / Film Hwang Min-hyun, Choi Si-won
Music Tempest, Nmixx, Kep1er
2023 Television / Film Park Jae-chan
Music Ash Island, Kingdom, Yao Chen

Best Actor Award

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Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 Ju Ji-hoon, Yoo Yeon-seok, IU
4th 2019 Ji Chang-wook
5th 2020 Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-kyung
6th 2021 Park Joo-mi, Heo Sung-tae, Kim Joo-ryoung
7th 2022 Lee Jae-wook, Kim Se-jeong, Lee Jun-young, Kwon Yu-ri
8th 2023 Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong

Best Creator Award

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Year Winner
2017 Shin Won-ho for Reply series
2018 Won Dong-yeon
2021 Brave Brothers
2023 3RACHA

Best Emotive Award

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Year Category Winner
2018 Television / Film Jung Hae-in, Lee Sung-kyung, Lee Jun-ho
2019 Television / Film Lim Ji-yeon
Music Kang Daniel
2020 Television / Film Kim Seon-ho, Ahn Bo-hyun
Music NCT Dream, (G)I-dle
2021 Television / Film Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo
Music Kwon Eun-bi, WJSN Chocome
2022 Television / Film Na In-woo
Music Nmixx, Cravity
2023 Television / Film Suho
Music &Team, BoyNextDoor, Oneus

Best History of Songs Award

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Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 Se7en
5th 2020 Super Junior
6th 2021 3JSB

Best Musician Award

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Year Winner
2018 Zico
iKon
2019 NU'EST
2020 Song Ga-in, Kang Daniel, Iz*One
2021 Kang Daniel, Itzy, Astro, Wonho, The Boyz
2022 Le Sserafim, Peck, Choi Ye-na, Treasure, NiziU
2023 Zerobaseone, Sakurazaka46, Kwon Eun-bi, Kard, STAYC

Best Producer Award

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Year Winner
2016 Bang Si-hyuk (Big Hit Entertainment)
2018 Pdogg (Big Hit Entertainment)
2019 Zico (KOZ Entertainment)
2021 Woozi (Pledis Entertainment)
2022 Seo Hyun-joo (Starship Entertainment)
2023 Seo Hyun-joo (Starship Entertainment)

Best Choice Award

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Year Category Winner
2016 Television / Film Sung Hoon, Lee Si-young
Music Dynamic Duo
2017 Television / Film Min Hyo-rin, Lee Tae-im, Kent Tsai
Music Just Jerk
2018 Television / Film Jasper Liu, Kwak Si-yang, Jinyoung
Music Snuper
2019 Television / Film Lee Jung-eun, Ahn Hyo-seop
Music Momoland
2020 Television / Film Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Ju-hyun
Music The Boyz, Itzy
2021 Television / Film Lee Jun-young, Joo Suk-tae
Music Pentagon, Golden Child, Momoland
2022 Television / Film Kim Seon-ho
Music WJSN Chocome, Kard, Stray Kids, Kep1er, Pentagon

Hot Trend Award

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Year Category Winner
2018 Television / Film Yoona, Jung Hae-in
2021 Television / Film Lee Jung-jae
Music Brave Girls, aespa
2022 Television / Film Lee Jun-ho, Park Min-young
Music Ive, NiziU, Lim Young-woong, Seventeen
2023 Television /Film Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Jun-ho
Music New Jeans, SB19

Potential Award

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Year Category Winner
2019 Television / Film Jung Hae-in
Music Kang Daniel, Snuper
2020 Television / Film Park Jin-young, Kim Hye-yoon
Music Cravity, Iz*One
2021 Television / Film Hwang Min-hyun
Music T1419, AleXa
2022 Television / Film Kang Daniel
Music Lightsum, TFN, Kingdom, Billlie
2023 Television / Film Yoo Seon-ho
Music ATBO, Lapillus, Paul Blanco

AAA Scene Stealer

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Year Winner
2019 Lee Jung-eun, Lee Kwang-soo
2020 Kim Min-jae
2021 Cha Ji-yeon
2022 Ryu Kyung-soo
2023 Jung Sung-il

AAA Top of Kpop Record

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Year Winner
2019 Super Junior

AAA Best Achievement Award

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Year Winner
2021 NU'EST
2022 Kwon Yu-ri

AAA Best of Best Starnews Choeaedol Popularity Award

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Year Winner
2020 BTS

AAA Hot Issue Award

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Year Category Winner
2020 Television / Film Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji
Music Lim Young-woong, Itzy

Best Acting Award

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Year Category Winner
2020 Television / Film Lee Joon-hyuk
Jeon Mi-do
2021 Television / Film Takumi Kitamura, Kwon Yu-ri, Sung Hoon
2022 Television / Film Bona, Kim Young-dae, Hwang Min-hyun, Choi Si-won
2023 Television / Film Moon Ga-young, Kim Young-dae, Lee Jun-young, Suho

Best Music Video Award

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Year Winner
2020 Stray Kids
2021 Everglow

Best Pop Artist Award

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Year Winner
2020 MAX
Anne-Marie

Discontinued awards

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AAA X Dongnam Media & FPT Polytechnic Popularity

Ed. Year Category Winner
4th 2019 Television/Film Oh Se-hun
Song Ji-hyo
Music Super Junior

Best Vietnamese Artist

Ed. Year Category Winner
4th 2019 Television / Film Quốc Trường [vi]
Bảo Thanh [vi]
Music Bích Phương

Best Popular Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Lee Seung-gi
Ryu Jun-yeol
Music Got7

Best Social Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
4th 2019 Television / Film Yoona
Music SEVENTEEN
Twice

AAA Best K-Culture

Ed. Year Category Winner
4th 2019 Television / Film Lee Kwang-soo
Music Got7

Asia Star Award

Ed. Year Winner
1st 2016 Yoona, Park Bo-gum, Exo
2nd 2017 Suzy

Best Celebrity Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
1st 2016 Television / Film Namkoong Min
Kim Ji-won
Jin Goo
Music VIXX
AOA
2nd 2017 Television / Film Lee Jun-ho
Park Min-young
Music VIXX
Apink
3rd 2018 Television / Film Suzy
4th 2019 Music Up10tion

Best Entertainer Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
1st 2016 Television / Film Seo Kang-joon
Nam Ji-hyun
Music B.A.P
Mamamoo
2nd 2017 Television / Film Sung Hoon
Kim Tae-ri
Music NU'EST W
Monsta X
Bolbbalgan4

Best Welcome Award

Ed. Year Winner
2nd 2017 Lee Seung-gi

Brilliant Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Lee Da-hee
Choi Min-ho
Music AOA

Best Star Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
1st 2016 Television / Film Park Bo-gum
Bae Suzy
Music Block B
SEVENTEEN
2nd 2017 Television / Film Park Seo-joon
Ryu Jun-yeol
Music Zico
7SENSES (SNH48)

Rising Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Cha Eun-woo
Jung In-sun
Music Fromis 9
SF9
4th 2019 Music Lovelyz

Eco Creator Award

Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 Park Hae-jin

Legend Award

Ed. Year Winner
2nd 2017 Super Junior

Favorite Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Sung Hoon
Music Chungha

Samsung Pay Award

Ed. Year Winner
2nd 2017 Wanna One

Rising Star Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
1st 2016 Television / Film Park Hye-su
Shin Hyun-soo
Chi Pu
Music WJSN
Han Dong-geun
Boys and Men
2nd 2017 Television / Film Kang Tae-oh
Ji Soo
Seo Eun-soo
Music JBJ
DIA
Jeong Se-woon
Gugudan
Momoland

Asia Icon

Ed. Year Winner
2nd 2017 Park Shin-hye

Baidu Star Award

Ed. Year Winner
1st 2016 Exo

Korean Tourism Appreciation Award

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Lee Byung-hun
Music BTS

Asia Hot Artist

Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 Wanna One, IU

Best Music Award

Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 NU'EST W
Mamamoo
Sunmi

AAA Groove

Ed. Year Winner
4th 2019 (G)I-dle
Stray Kids
5th 2020 Bigman

Best Performance Director

Ed. Year Winner
3rd 2018 Son Sung Deuk

Artist of the Year

Ed. Year Category Winner
3rd 2018 Television / Film Lee Sung-kyung
Lee Jun-ho
Ryu Jun-yeol
IU
Jung Hae-in
Lee Seung-gi
Ju Ji-hoon
Yoo Yeon-seok
Ha Jung-woo
Lee Byung-hun
Music Zico
Wanna One
iKon
Twice
SEVENTEEN
Sunmi
Monsta X
Mamamoo
Got7
NU'EST W
BTS

Most wins

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Rank Recipients Wins
1st
Lim Young-woong, Seventeen
14
2nd
BTS
13
3th
EXO, TWICE, Kang Daniel, Stray Kids, Kim Seon-ho
9
4th
Lee Jun-ho, NewJeans
8
5th
Yoona, ITZY
7
6th
The Boyz
6
7th
Got7, Mamamoo, Super Junior, IU, Zico, Wanna One, Jung Hae-in, Park Min-young, LE SSERAFIM, Ahn Hyo-seop
5
8th
Monsta X, Ryu Jun-yeol, Lee Byung-hun, Momoland, Lee Jung-Jae, Kwon Yuri, Kim Se-jeong, IVE
4

See also

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References

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