2021 Asia Artist Awards Suspends Preliminary Voting Round for 'Popularity Award'

The voting process for the "Popularity Award" for the 2021 Asia Artist Awards has been postponed.

Can't Vote for 'Popularity Award'? 2021 AAA Has Suspended the Start of Voting Process

On Oct. 13 at noon KST, Asia Artist Awards opened the first preliminary round of voting for the six categories of the "Popularity Award," an award based wholly on fans' votes.

However, it was announced through the official website of AAA that the voting process has been suspended.

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NCT Dream

According to the notice posted on their website, the "Popularity Award" voting for the 2021 AAA is suspended for the time being. A technical problem occurred due to traffic caused by fans' enthusiastic support.

As a result, Asia Artist Awards organizers are now conducting an emergency server check. The schedule for resuming the voting process will be announced at a later date after the system has been fixed.

The 2021 AAA organizers concluded, "We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding."

ASTRO Eunwoo
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ASTRO Eunwoo

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The new date for the preliminary round of voting for the "Popularity Award" will be announced on the AAA Japan website.

The initial timetable for the first preliminary voting round was from Oct. 13 at noon KST to Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. KST. However, due to the technical problem, the schedule of voting will most likely change.

Stay tuned for more updates!

About Asia Artist Awards + 5 Artists with the Most Wins

Organized by Money Today (a South Korean-based business newspaper) and its global media brands MTN and StarNews, Asia Artist Awards is one of the anticipated awards ceremonies. It honors remarkable achievements and international contributions of artists not only in South Korea but in other countries across Asia.

These artists come from different industries such as music, television, and film.

This 2021 marks AAA's sixth anniversary since its first inaugural ceremony in November 2016. And for the fourth time, the event will take place in South Korea.

BTS Permission to Dance
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From 2016 until 2020, the Asian artist who has taken home the most so far is BTS with a total of 10 trophies.

The "Butter" singers' first-ever AAA awards are "Best Artist Award - Music" and "Best Icon Award - Music," which they received in 2016.

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Their latest AAA awards are "Popularity Award - Singer (Male)," "Best of Best Popularity Award," and "Song of the Year" for "Dynamite," which they attained last year.

The artists with the second-most wins at Asia Artist Awards are EXO and TWICE, with both of them having eight trophies.

TWICE Taste of Love
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EXO received their most trophies in 2016 when they were given a total of four awards: "Asia Star Award," "Popularity Award - Music," "Baidu Star Award," and "Daesang Award - Music."

As for TWICE, the girl group's first AAA trophy is "Best Artist Award - Singer," and their latest awards are "AAA x Choeaedol Popularity Award - Female" and "Artist of the Year (Daesang)."

Girls' Generation Yoona
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Girls' Generation Yoona

After EXO and TWICE are another two artists with the same number of wins: Girls' Generation Yoona and SEVENTEEN both have seven trophies.

Girls' Generation Yoona impressively won an award for four years straight (2016-2019). Her first trophies are "Asia Star Award - Actress" and "Popularity Award - Actress."

Like Yoona, SEVENTEEN also took home an award for every year, from 2016 to 2019. Their first-ever AAA award is "Best Star Award - Music."

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