2021 'Asia Artist Awards' to be Held in December in Korea + Super Junior Leeteuk and Jang Wonyoung Confirmed as MCs

The "2021 Asia Artist Awards" was reported to be taking place in December in South Korea, and the hosts have been confirmed to be Super Junior Leeteuk and Jang Wonyoung.

Super Junior Leeteuk and Jang Wonyoung Confirmed to Host the 2021 Asia Artist Awards

On Oct. 12, the MCs for this year's Asia Artist Awards (hereinafter referred to as "2021 AAA") have been confirmed, and they are Super Junior Leeteuk and Jang Wonyoung.

Super Junior Leeteuk
(Photo : Instagram: @xxteukxx)

This will be the sixth consecutive year that Leeteuk will act as a host at AAA, while it will be the first time for former IZ*ONE member Wonyoung.

Jang Wonyoung has also recently started hosting KBS's "Music Bank" along with ENHYPEN Sunghoon. This is her first time serving as an MC on a music show, as well.

Jang Wonyoung
(Photo : Instagram: @for_everyoung10)

The "Asia Artist Awards," which was first held in 2016, is the first integrated awards ceremony in South Korea to award actors and singers in one place. Last year, the event was held in an "untact" manner (no face-to-face contact) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the awards ceremony will be presented by Star News, Star Continent, AAA Organizing Committee, and The Star Partner.

2021 AAA Date and Location

According to reports, the 2021 AAA will be held on Thursday, December 2, at the KBS Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

The organizing committee of the awards ceremony is yet to officially confirm these details.

ALSO READ: The 2020 Asia Artist Awards (2020 AAAs) Announce Winners

TWICE Taste of Love
(Photo : TWICE Twitter)

Previously, it was rumored that this year's Asia Artist Awards will be held in Japan, causing anger among Koreans.

As many people would know, there have been conflicts between Korea and Japan since the war. Worries were heightened by the current wave of COVID-19 cases in Japan.

Meanwhile, the list of nominees and how the 2021 AAA will be held are also yet to be announced. Stay tuned.

About Asia Artist Awards

Presented by Star News, Money Today, and MTN, the Asia Artist Awards recognizes the accomplishments and international contributions of artists across Asia in various industries such as film, music, and television.

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The awards ceremony first took place in November 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. The following AAAs were then held in Seoul (2017), Incheon (2018), and Hanoi, Vietnam (2019).

As mentioned above, the 2020 AAA was held in an "untact" format, so there was no physical event that was conducted and the awards were only given to the winners.

The AAA gives numerous awards to Asian artists, including the "Daesang" (Grand Prize), "Artist of the Year," "Rookie of the Year," "Popularity Award," "Asia Star Award," and "Asia Hot Artist."

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The ceremony also honors artists who are "best" in certain categories, like "Best OST Award," "Best Entertainer Award," "Best Artist Award," "Best Acting Award," "Best Music Video Award," "Best Actor Award," "Best Producer Award," "Best Performance Director," and more.

EXO Don't Fight the Feeling
(Photo : Twitter: @weareoneEXO)

Other awards given include "Choice Award," "AAA Groove," "Rising Star Award," "Legend Award," "AAA Top of K-pop Record," and others.

BTS Butter
(Photo : Facebook: BTS)

To date, the Asian artist with the most wins at the Asia Artist Award is BTS, who already took home a total of 10 awards. The artist with the second-most awards are TWICE and EXO, both have won eight trophies.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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