Here Are The Artists Who Brought Home Trophies From The 2018 Asia Artist Awards

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The 2018 Asia Artist Awards recognized some of the talented and hardworking artists in K-Pop.

In case you missed it, the 2018 Asia Artist Awards was a night of celebration and recognition for the efforts and hard work of artists this past year. The venue was filled with stunning artists and energetic fans coming together for the arts. Check out the winners below!

Idol Groups and Solo Artists

  • StarPay Popularity Award: BTS
  • Focus Award: D-CRUNCH and W24
  • Rising Star: fromis_9 and SF9
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Rising Star Awardees (Retrieved from

  • New Wave Award: KARD, WJSN (Cosmic Girls), and gugudan
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New Wave Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Favorite Award: Chungha
  • History of Songs Award: Se7en
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SE7EN during his speech (Retrieved from

  • Korean Tourism Appreciation Award: BTS
  • Best Performance Director: Son Sung Deuk
  • Best Producer: Pdogg
  • Choice Award: SNUPER
  • Asia Hot-tist Award: Wanna One
  • Fabulous Award: BTS, TWICE
  • Artist of the Year: Zico, Wanna One, iKON, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, MONSTA X, MAMAMOO, GOT7, NU’EST W, Sunmi, and BTS
  • Rookie Award: IZ*ONE, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, and The Boyz
  • Best Icon: MONSTA X and Momoland
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Best Icon Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Asia Brilliant Award: AOA
  • Best Music: NU’EST W, MAMAMOO, and Sunmi
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Best Music Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Best Popular: GOT7
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GOT7 as recipient of Best Popular award (Retrieved from

  • Best Musician: Zico and iKON
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Best Musician awardees (Retrieved from

  • Best Artist: TWICE, Wanna One, and SEVENTEEN
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Best Artist Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Daesang: BTS
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BTS as recipient of the Daesang award (Retrieved from

Actors and Actresses

  • StarPay Popularity Award: IU and EXO’s Sehun
  • Focus Award: Kim Yong Ji, Jin Joo Hyung, and Shin Hyun Soo
  • Rising Star Award: ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo and Jung In Sun
  • New Wave Award: AOA’s Seolhyun
  • Favorite Award: Sung Hoon
  • Best Creator: Won Dong Yeon
  • Choice Award: Jasper Liu, Kwak Si Yang, and B1A4’s Jinyoung
  • Asia Hot-tist Award: IU
  • Korean Tourism Appreciation Award: Lee Byung Hun
  • Asia Eco Creator: Park Hae Jin
  • Fabulous Award: Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo
  • Artist of the Year: Lee Sung Kyung, 2PM’s Lee Junho, Ryu Jun Yeol, Jung Hae In, IU, Lee Seung Gi, Joo Ji Hoon, Yoo Yeon Seok, Ha Jung Woo, and Lee Byung Hun
  • Rookie Award: Kim Da Mi and Jang Ki Yong
  • Best Icon: Choi Tae Joon and INFINITE’s L
  • Asia Brilliant Award: SHINee’s Minho and Lee Da Hee
  • Asia Trend: Jung Hae In and YoonA
  • Asia Celebrity: Suzy
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Suzy during her acceptance speech (Retrieved from

  • Best Emotive: Jung Hae In, 2PM’s Lee Junho, and Lee Sung Kyung
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Best Emotive Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Best Popular: Ryu Jun Yeol and Lee Seung Gi
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Best Popular Actor Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Best Actor: Joo Ji Hoon, Yoo Yeon Seok, and IU
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Best Actor Awardees (Retrieved from

  • Best Artist: Ha Jung Woo
  • Daesang: Lee Byung Hun
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Lee Byung Hun during his acceptance speech as Daesang awardee (Retrieved from

The 2018 Asia Artist Awards is the world’s first singers and actors’ unified awards ceremony. The artists who took home the highest prize this year were global idol group BTS and Mr. Sunshine‘s Lee Byung Hun.

Congratulations to all the winners!