[Epoch Times News on December 3, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Zeng Weixin) The “2021 Asia Artist Awards (2021 AAA/Asian Star Festival)” awards ceremony was held on the evening of the 2nd. Super Junior Captain Li Te and IVE member Zhang Yuan Ying served as the host. The popular boy group SEVENTEEN won the Singer of the Year Award and other awards in this year’s AAA, the BTS won the Song of the Year Award, etc.; aespa won three awards including the Newcomer Award and the Annual Stage Award.
The singers attending the AAA awards ceremony on this day include aespa, ITZY, SEVENTEEN, NU’EST, STAYC, Stray Kids, ASTRO, THE BOYZ, PENTAGON, Brave Girls, ENHYPEN, Golden Child, Jiang Daniel, Lin Yingxiong, BamBam, Yuanhu, Concubine Quan Eun, WOODZ (Cao Chengyan), AleXa, Cosmic Girl CHOCOME, MOMOLAND, Weeekly, EVERGLOW, KINGDOM, DKB, T1419, BLITZERS, Brave Brothers and others attended.
Actors include Song Ji Hyo, Lee Seung Gi, Lee Jung Jae, Cha Eun Woo, Lee Dae Su, Han Shao He, Sung Hoon, Yoo A In, Moon Ga Young, Jeon Yeo Bin, Cha Ji Yeon, Lee Jun Young, Kwon Yu Ri (Girls’ Generation Member), Hwang Min Hyun (NU ‘EST member), Doyoung (NCT member) and others attended.
In the awards ceremony on this day, aespa, which debuted in November 2020, won the Hot Trend Award, the Newcomer Award, and one of the grand annual stage awards.
When receiving the Hot Trend Award, team leader Karina said that aespa participated in the AAA awards ceremony for the first time, so he was grateful for being able to win the Hot Trend Award and their “Next Level” and “Savage” were loved by many people. Japanese member Giselle also expressed her testimony in Japanese. In addition to thanking her for winning, she also said that they are very happy that everyone loves their style and performances. This is also the motivation for them to continue to work hard, so they will continue to work hard in the future.
When receiving the Newcomer Award, Winter said: “First of all, thank you (AAA) for giving us this honorary award which can only be awarded once after our debut. We have been debuting for more than a year now, and feel that we have received great love and support from everyone. Thank you very much. Fans and family members, in the future we will become a more growing aespa, thank you all.”
Chinese member Ningning said in Chinese: “Thank you very much AAA for giving us this opportunity and giving us this award. It is really a great honor for us to receive the Newcomer Award for our first year of debut. The Newcomer Award is the only one in our life. It’s an award. It’s a great honor for us to get such an award. Thanks to all the fans who love us and all the friends who love us. We will work harder to return you with more works in the future, thank you.”
When aespa won one of the big awards “Stage of the Year” award, Karina first said to MY (official fan name): “We got a big award! We debuted for a year, and the MY have always been very happy. Thank you very much, and I would like to ask you to take care of me in the future. I hope we will be together forever.” She also thanked the staff such as Li Xiuman, the person in charge of SM Entertainment, and said: “We have won such an award, which is more than a burden. We will have a sense of responsibility when we get up and we will become a harder aespa in the future. I hope everyone will look forward to aespa.” Winter once again thanked the staff and their families, and once again talked about their growth.
Ningning also thanked the fans, Li Xiuman and company staff, family and friends, and aespa members in Chinese. Giselle said in English: “We would not have achieved such a glorious achievement without MY (fans)” and thanked Li Xiuman and others. The staff also has aespa members.
After the ceremony, aespa posted photos and short essays with the trophy on the official SNS in the early morning of the 3rd Korean time to thank the fans (Click to see), the members also wrote short essays to express their feelings. Karina thanked the fans and mentioned that she would do her best to show everyone a better look in the future, and she also hopes that she will continue her life as a member of aespa. Giselle said that she was very happy to receive the award, and her desire to do better in the future has also become very strong.
Winter said that winning the prize is the result of everyone’s hard work, and hopes to share this touch with the fans who have been guarding them. Ningning also said that it is really honorable to win three awards, and thank you all for giving them such a good opportunity, “I will show you a better, better, and better look in the future (crying) thank you all”.
SM Entertainment today (3rd) morning also released photos of aespa who won three awards and the members with smiles and trophies through the official SNS, as a souvenir of the day. (Click to see）
＊List of winners of 2021 Asia Artist Awards (2021 AAA):
Singer of the Year Award: SEVENTEEN
Song of the Year: BTS (BTS)
Album of the Year: NCT 127
Annual Stage Award: aespa
Annual Performance Award: Stray Kids
Trot Award of the Year: Lin Yingxiong (Ren Yingxiong)
Actor of the Year Award: Lee Jung Jae
TV Actor of the Year Award: Lee Seung Gi
Actor Film Division of the Year Award: Liu Yaren
Newcomer Award: ENHYPEN, aespa
Focus Award: DKB, KINGDOM, BLITZERS
Potential Award: AleXa, T1419
New Wave Award: STAYC, Weeekly
RET Popularity Award: EXO, TWICE, Lin Yingxiong, CL
U+Idol Live Popularity Award: BTS, BLACKPINK, Lin Yingxiong, IU
Best OST Award: Lin Hero
Best Producer Award: WOOZI (SEVENTEEN Lee Ji Hoon)
Best Creator Award: Brave Brothers
Best MV Award: EVERGLOW
iKON Award: WOODZ (Cao Chengyan)
Hot Trend奖：Brave Girls、aespa
Best Motives Award: Cosmic Girl CHOCOME, Kwon Eun
Asia Celebrity奖：BamBam、THE BOYZ
Best Choice奖：PENTAGON、MOMOLAND、Golden Child
Best Musician Award: Jiang Daniel, ITZY, ASTRO, Yuanhu, THE BOYZ
Best Artists奖：BamBam、ENHYPEN、Brave Girls
History of Songs奖：三代目 J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE
Newcomer Award: Li Zhixun
Best Acting Award: Kwon Yuri, Sung Hoon, Kitamura Takumi
Best Actor Award: Park Joo Mi, Hsu Sung Tae, Kim Shu Ryeon
Best Artists Award: Quan Rubin, Han Shaoxi
RET Popularity Award: Kim Sun Ho, Song Ji Hyo
U+Idol Live Popularity Award: Jin Xuanhu, Zheng Haojuan (or translated Zheng Haoyan)
Focus Award: Park Kenil, NCT Doyoung
Potential Award: Huang Minxuan
New Wave Award: Luo Renyou
iKON Award: Liu Qingxiu
Hot Trend Award: Lee Jung Jae
Best Motives Award: Che Yinyou, Wen Jiaxuan
Asia Celebrity Award: Liu Yaren, Metavin Opasian Khajong (Thai actors)
Best Choice Award: Li Junrong, Zhu Shuotai
Scene Stealer Award: Cha Ji Yeon
Fabulous Award: Lee Jung Jae
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