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MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Hallyu fans are in for a treat as several K-pop artists and K-drama stars are set to come to the Philippines for the upcoming Asia Artist Awards (AAA).
StarNews Korea first announced that the 2023 edition of the awards ceremony will be held in the Philippines on December 14 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Dubbed as Asia’s Oscars and Grammy Awards, the AAAs fetes Asian artists who’ve done outstanding work in television, film, and music in the region. This will also be the first time for the AAAs to be held in the Philippines.
Co-hosting the event this year will be the Asia Artist Awards Organizing Committee, TONZ Entertainment, StarNews Korea, and local organizer PULP Live World.
In a press release from PULP Media, this year’s awarding ceremony aims to be “the grandest and most talked about season of Asia Artist Awards since its inception. They also described the host country Philippines as the “loudest, warmest, and biggest fan base in K-Culture.”
As of writing, details on how to acquire tickets for the AAAs have yet to be announced.
Lineup for AAA 2023
According to the AAA organizing committee, IVE’s Jang Wonyoung, Kang Daniel, and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Han Bin will be the MCs for the show.
The first set of idol groups that were confirmed to attend the awarding ceremony were rookie groups LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, NewJeans, BOYNEXTDOOR, and ZEROBASEONE.
Meanwhile, A Business Proposal stars Kim Sejeong and Ahn Hyoseop and Welcome to Waikiki 2 stars Kim Seonho and Moon Gayoung were the first batch of actors that confirmed their attendance for AAA 2023.
The next set of idols who confirmed their attendance were Stray Kids, The Boyz, ITZY, Kwon Eun-bi, and &TEAM.
Korean actors Lee Dong-hwi, Lee Jun-hyuk, Cha Joo-young, and Lee Eun-saem are among the confirmed attendees for AAA 2023.
Another set of international stars will be present for AAA 2023: K-pop groups STAYC, KEP1ER, DREAMCATCHER, Lapillus, KARD, and Tempest; soloist Kim Jae-joong; rapper Dindin, Lee Young-ji, and Ash Island; and Chinese singer Yao Chen.
Meanwhile, Korean actors Lee Jun-ho, Jung Sung-il, Kim Young-dae, Lee Jun-young, Moon Sang-min, Yoo Seon-ho, Ahn Dong-gu, and Jaechan are also attending.
K-pop groups SEVENTEEN’s BSS, Oneus, Kingdom, ATBO, and LUN8 will also be part of AAA 2023. P-pop groups SB19 and HORI7ON are also the first confirmed Filipino acts to be part of the lineup.
PULP Live World Vice President and COO Happee Sy-Go posted on X (formerly Twitter) that more details about the AAAs will be announced for the whole of September.
The 2022 edition of the AAAs was held in Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan, with Super Junior’s Leeteuk and IVE’s Wonyoung as the hosts. – Rappler.com