The preliminary voting round of the "Popularity Award" for the upcoming 2021 Asia Artist Awards has been opened!
On Oct. 13, Asia Artist Awards announced that they will hold a "popularity vote" to decide the winners of the "Popularity Award" in various fields this year like what they did in the previous awards ceremonies.
The winners of the "Popularity Award" will be based wholly on fans' votes. This year, there will be six categories: male idol group, female idol group, male solo singer, female solo singer, male actor, and female actress.
In addition to this, a new award will be given to the artist who has the highest vote in Japan. This means this award will only be based on the votes of Japanese fans.
Where to Vote for the Preliminary Round of 'Popularity Award' for 2021 AAA?
According to Asia Artist Awards, the voting process for the "Popularity Award" will involve two preliminary rounds and the final round. And, the candidates are the artists who have been active from October 2020 to the present time.
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During the voting period, fans can buy five voting tickets for 100 yen. The first time that a user will purchase tickets during the preliminary round, five FREE voting tickets will be provided (valid once per account).
In addition to this, the first preliminary round will take place from Oct. 13 at noon KST until Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. KST.
The second preliminary round will be held from Oct. 20 at noon KST until Oct. 27 at 11:39 p.m. KST.
Lastly, the final round of voting for the "Popularity Award" for the 2021 AAA will start from Nov. 1 at noon KST up to Nov. 15 at 11:59 p.m. KST.
Anyone from around the world can participate in the voting process for the "Popularity Award" through the official website of AAA and the shopping coupon site "RET" (https://aaa-ret.com/).
To access the AAA website, fans are required to log in using their preferred account, but only if they have already signed up in the past. For beginners, registration is needed using a social media account (Kakao, Twitter, Gmail, Naver, Facebook, or Line).
As of writing, the voting section on the official website of the Asia Artist Award is yet to be updated.
Winners of 'Popularity Award' at 2020 Asia Artist Award
At the 2020 Asia Artist Award, there were only five categories under the "Popularity Award," which were male actor, female actress, male singer, female singer, and trot singer.
Under the "singer" category, the winners were BTS and TWICE. This is the second time that BTS took home this award as the first one was in 2018. On the contrary, it is TWICE's first "Popularity Award."
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Meanwhile, GOT7 Jinyoung and Song Jihyo won under the "television/film" category, while Lim Young Woong ranked first under the "trot singer" category.
It was the first time that Asia Artist Award gave a "Trot Popularity Award" since its first ceremony in 2016.
Don't miss out on voting your favorite male or female artist for the "Popularity Award" at the 2021 AAA!
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Written by Mhaliya Scott